A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I’m moving to a new house as soon as I’m able to sell this one. I have a real estate person working with me to get it sold. The plan is to have it sold by June if at all possible so I can move to a new house.
In the meantime I’m really ready to return to work. I miss quilting. I miss the creativity. I’m still babysitting so my quilting time will be limited to Spanky’s nap time or after he goes home in the evening. I don’t have any customer quilts now or any names on my waiting list. Anybody need a one quilted?
Within a few weeks I’ll have a new house, in a better neighborhood, and a fresh start as a quilter. In the mean time I’m going to get back into the discipline of quilting by working my way through a few of my unfinished quilts.
I’m starting with this one.
I’ve also designed a new time tracking sheet for me to use when doing quilts. It will give me a much clearer idea of how much time goes into quilting a quilt. I’ll be recording the time spent on everything from design research to the trimming at the end. I won’t be including anything like phone calls or break time. Just actual work time on each quilt. It will be interesting to see.
I really don’t like to talk about this, but just to let you know, mother is on full palliative care now. Meaning she is not being fed or given medications except morphine for pain. She is just kept comfortable until the end. For all intents and purposes she is already gone. Quilting the quilts will occupy my mind and keep me from sitting around being depressed when no one is around.