Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Moving on and back to work

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.

Quilts - my own 2016 002

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.

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6 comments on “Moving on and back to work

  1. J.
    March 16, 2016

    Hugs from Patagonia!!!

  2. Joyful
    March 15, 2016

    So sorry to hear about your mom Anita. But I am glad she isn’t in any pain. May God bless you with selling your house at a good price and finding the right new neighbourhood. .xx

  3. Ann Godwin
    March 14, 2016

    Glad you are back to quilting. I’m mailing two this week…I’ll call when I drop them at the post office. Be well

    • Anita
      March 14, 2016

      Thanks Ann. I look forward to talking to you.

  4. Theresa
    March 13, 2016

    I’m sorry that your mother is passing, but thank God for morphine. I’m praying that it will be easy for her.

    I’m glad you tend to be organized, that will help with your move.

    If you’re up for an issues quilt, I have a top I made in the nineties that I can’t figure out what to do with. It’s pretty wonky, but as far as I can tell, it’s not as bad as others I’ve seen you save.

    • Anita
      March 14, 2016

      Yes, thank you. She is not in pain.

      Theresa I love the issue quilts. I’ll email you.

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