A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
Geeze, when will I get a break!
I was down to the last 5 inches of design on todays quilt when the storms hit. I lost electricity for the rest of the night and most of this morning. The wind yesterday was something! I lost this little tree in the front of the house. It wasn’t a big concern though because it was pretty much dead anyway.
Sometimes the fabrics used in a quilt give me pause. I can’t figure out how to quilt it. If I use a design then the pictures of the fabric is lost. Yet, it must be quilted. This is an example of what I mean. I’m not sure the designer of this fabric considered how it would be quilted and keep the beauty of the pictures.
I’m not sure how much of the quilt on the machine will get finished today. I have another project that will take priority over working on a customer quilt. If I get the other project finished then I will get back to working at the machine.
What’s the project? Paperwork….. yuck! It’s some organizing I should have done weeks ago but couldn’t get to it because of other circumstances. I have one simple paper to find among bunches and bunches of papers. A very necessary paper for the annual renewal of my mother’s nursing home care.
I do have everything necessary for keeping papers filed….. I just didn’t use them as I should have. When I’m extremely busy and running behind on the waiting list; or when I’m not feeling my best; I tend to stack up papers believing that I will get to those later…. only later get pushed back time and time again. So today I’m going to setup and test a solution to my paperwork problem.
Why work on this instead of a customer quilt? Simple really, if I’m not organized….. I can’t quilt on schedule. I will spend far too much time looking for something than is reasonable. If I’m organized I should be able to find it, deal with it, then get back to work. Ok, what I mean is….. the less time I spend on other projects like locating papers for renewals, the more time I have for quilting.