Thursday, January 12, 2012

Traveling Thursday

Happy Thursday ... I had a great day today at work!  For the first time in months, I was not sewing!  That sounds weird, I know ... how could I be happy not sewing?  It is hard to concentrate and sew when people are coming in and out talking to you ... I can't just ignore what is going on around me.  I am happy to be done with the piecing of the quilt and today I got to cut the 5 blocks for the first month of the kit.  They are so pretty when you put all the fabrics together.  I've never done a block of the month before for the store, so it is also exciting to be involved in a more hands on manner.  We got a lot done today, and are very much looking forward to our open house on Sat.  If you live in the San Diego area, come to the Country Loft at 4685 Date Avenue., La Mesa, 619-466-5411.  We are open from 10 to 5 Mon. throught Sat. and this Sat. is our big open house where we debut our three new blocks of the month for the year.  My pieced quilt, an embroiderery quilt by our own JoAnn Mullaly (JAM), and a wool and Daiwabo (spelling?) quilt by Heart to Hand.

Okay, here is a blog that I want you to see.  I met Angie through a yahoo group that deals with "homequilting" systems.  She heads the group and it is quite a task!  I found her blog and read it regularly.  She has a Prodigy machine which is really similar to the Innova ... she also has the Circle Lord system which I love and is on my "want" list.  If you don't know what they are, they are boards that lay across the back of your table frame.  You use a stylus in grooves and your tracing a design, and that design is being quilted on your quilt.  Every quilt that I have seen on her blog where she used the boards are amazing ... the patterns are very versatile.  Here's her link ...

Happy almost Friday!  By the way, no quilting today on the quilt.  I'll be up extra early tomorrow to get it finished.  It has to get to the store tomorrow to be hung for Saturday!

1 comment:

QuiltedSquid said...

Hi C
I agree, I love my Circle Lord boards! Not only are the designs beautiful they are fun to use! Looking forward to your finished BOM quilt! Told my DH I want to stop by your shop when we go to R2Ca.