Monday, January 31, 2011

Meet Mrs. Longarm !!, not really

Happy Valentine's Day!
I've been looking for a mascot...a "Mrs. Longarm" if you will. Well, this could be her! She has really long arms! Actually she's a primitive folk art doll I made to sell on eBay. I think she's really cute!!
Her "background" is the latest quilt I've been working on. LOVE the quilting design in the center of it! Watch for a better picture of it coming soon! It needs it's binding put on it.

Painting in the art show and the gallows :)

the gallows out back in the yard
They put it in the corner

Friday, January 28, 2011

I put my painting in JAIL yesterday!

"Bella's Beach"
the "old jail"
Yesterday I took one of my paintings to the "old jail" to enter it into an art show. The theme of the show is "Natures Beauty". The name of the painting is "Bella's Beach". It reminded me of the cliff Bella jumped off of in the "Twilight" series of books, movies :)
    I love this old jail in town. It is so interesting inside! It was built before the civil war, has dungeons and even a gallow where they hung people! Weird place to have an art show , huh?
   I know this isn't a quilt...working on a cute one in between customers, that I will post soon. Did some intricate quilting on this one...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The BIG one!

The BIG customer quilt!
Hard to believe this one only took less than two days to get on the machine and quilt (It is a big King). The customer only wanted an all-over design, because she wanted to show off her beautiful embroidery work.

Another customer quilt is coming in Monday, so I have to get this one's binding done today (Saturday). Oh, here's a video I took while it sewed  !  Pretty noisy, huh? I tried to add background music, but that made the noise worse :)

The next project I want to start for me is a fleece blanket with fleece backing. The quilting shows up beautiful on those!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The "Retro Funky Trees" quilt is finally done!

"Retro Funky Trees"
Yeah! It's finally done!!  Love this pattern (from Fon's and Porter's quilt magazine).
Aren't you sooo tired of red and green? I love retro. My kitchen is done in turquoise, silver and a little pink and black. So, this fits right in :)  But of course, it IS for sale!!  See the (Etsy) link to the right if you wanna buy it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My NEW website!!!

Yea!!! Finally got the website launched! Even though it's been a mad mad world here :)
It's still in the very rough stages...but I continue to work on it!
Now that my brain is burnt out from POPs, SMTPs, CNAMEs, DNS's , etc.....I am going to go SEW!
Got a pair of curtains to hem and 2 quilts to finish!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I haven't forgotten about you all !

The computer crashed!

I haven't forgot about you all...right before Christmas the computer crashed...ugh!
Also experienced that "lost week" between Christmas and New Year's. Someone should write a blog about that. Anywho...all systems are go now. Working on the website. It should be up and running by Sunday, January 9, 2011.

Ready for your quilts!! Have one customer quilt to do this week. It is a king size! Might as well start off BIG, huh? Will post a picture of it ASAP.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas...Happy New Year to all too!!