Two weeks to go until my biggest bazaar, and my sewing machine is in the shop... I have a couple of really basic ones, so I will have to see what I can do. I've also had 4 offers for machines to borrow, I have nice friends! I think I can do everything but free motion with what I have, but I've been amazed to see how many card designs have free motion on them, probably 95%... I've also been getting some organizing done. I have a quilt retreat coming up so I made myself a bunch of 'kits' with parts for different batches of cards in them. I've also been teaching my kids how to use Microsoft Access so they can help with bookkeeping! It's been good to be forced to do some things I usually put off, and it's kind of a challenge to see what I can do with what I have, although the timing could have been better :-) I've also been tempted by a sewing machine sale that is going on, I could use a spare and another good one to use when people come over to sew, which has been a lot lately. Even if I do that, it may not be set up in time to help my current crisis though :-)
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing. After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now starting to design kits and patterns Some of these are now available from Keepsake Quilting also. I teach classes at a local quilt shop, The Material Girls, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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