Once we got back, shoveled some lunch down our gullets, and texted my friends to come over and play on DW, we were off and running again. Peggy came over to see how I load a quilt and she ended up staying about 2-3 hours; it was nearly 4:30 when she finally had a head full of things to try on her long arm.
This is what we loaded when she was here.
|New Customer Quilt|
Peggy and I worked through it together and think we have a pretty good handle on what we need to do with this. To make sure, she and I set in the first two borders (well, I did anyway. She didn't want to quilt event though I offered plenty of times for her to try).
Peggy, like I was very recently, was not willing to "take the training wheels off" using her stitch regulator. I wanted her to see the difference in the movement of the machine with the sucker disengaged and she wouldn't go there. I can't blame her; it's a customer quilt after all, but still, I was willing to pick any stitches gone awry.
After Peggy left, I got yesterdays BOD done. It looks like we're working into larger blocks now because yesterdays was 6 1/2" unfinished. I moved over to my ugly sweater block and finished that.
There was still some time left in the day so I completed Thursdays Stitcher's Garden homework.
|Stitcher's Garden #1--Neutral Colorway|
Today we have to run to Lansing to help the middle kids with some house renovations. Caleb has to be returned back to school, and we have some items to pick up while we are in town; I have a rather large list. So, off we go and we'll return in time (hopefully) for the basketball game at 3:30. Maybe I can get some long arming and next months homework done before the day is done?!?