I have a class and a club today, and am I prepared? NO!!
Why? Because I was doing something else yesterday instead of prepping. There is NO ONE to blame but myself. Part of what I was doing yesterday was sewing for today, and one of the presentations is completely done - I just have to load some pictures into the second presentation, and I have time for that later this morning. So while not 100% prepped, not far from being finished.
In case you wonder how I can get so many steps in a day -- here's the thing. As I was sitting here prepping the presentation, I realized that I needed a picture. So I run downstairs to take the picture, then back up to the computer. Ooops -- I need another picture, so back downstairs. It adds up, so without even leaving my house this morning, my FitBit has clocked almost .5 KM!
But I MUST be a bit more focused to PREVENT that rush in the future.
However, there is good news in all this. Here is the latest customer quilt. This one was HUGE and took a long time because I had to babysit it for the bobbin. One problem with the new software is that the bobbin will NOT last for one zone. But I can insert a stop at the halfway point and check it that way. I am in a good position with the customer quilts for this month, which is good because the next three weeks will be busy, and I won't be home for a good part of those three weeks.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
I was hoping to get the next quilt loaded, but it was already way past my bedtime when this one came off the long arm. I started early in the day but had a lot of interruptions.
|Working with automation on multiple machines!|
I have SEVEN of 15 hoopings done, so that is a HUGE accomplishment. I hope to get two more done later today, and then I have some prepping to do, so there will be no long arming done today. This will be the first day I haven't long armed in a MONTH. It's been pretty steady, and I got lots done, but time for a break.
When I went to bed, my ears could still hear that embroidery machine working, even though it was turned off.
I am trying to get a wee bit of sorting done in the garage, and we have this hanging system to hang two bikes. I think I've mentioned it before because you need a key to operate the pulley system, and the key was missing for a while. Well, it wasn't missing, as it was sitting right on the table beside the control Sigh...
So I brought the tub down the other day. It doesn't have a lid, so what good is a tub without a lid? \It was empty, by the way.
|A lidless tub|
Then I spotted this label on the tub -- Lifetime Warranty. Hmm -- I wonder if Rubbermaid could get a replacement lid for me? I've e-mailed them and waiting to hear back.
|Lifetime Warranty to replace a lid?|
I delivered the Quilts of Valour quilts yesterday, so that got a huge stack of quilts out of the staging area in the living room! But now there's a box that I'll be sending the two RCMP quilts off (the recipients are already identified), so I need to get that binding on the second one and get both of them washed. I'm washing it because the one has been in my house for a while, has a flannel backing, and there's a bit of Murphy on the quilt!
Sorry -- no updated picture, but trust me, the staging area is looking a lot better as a couple of customers were able to pick up their quilts.
And can you tell me what is wrong with this picture? Yes -- little dog - big bed, big dog, little bed. They seem to love it this way.
|Big dog, little bed, little dog, big bed|
|One of the entrances to the forest|
|The intensity of the colors is amazing|
|Inside the forest|
OK -- just ran upstairs and found the quilt. See what I mean? This forest inspired me to make the quilt with a wonky diamond pattern resembling the bark of some of the trees. I just quickly snapped that in my hallway, so the lighting is terrible -- it's super brilliant in person.
That quilt was designed for A Needle Pulling Thread -- Issue 55 when the theme was trees.
Well, that's it for me today. I have a ton of work to do - I love how motivated I am and am not sure where it is coming from, but I love these long days. I'm doing what I love, and that makes me happy.
Have a super day!!!