Thursday, April 19, 2012

I placed!

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Annual Azalea Quilt Show sponsored by the Quilt Guild of East Texas.  It was the first show I have ever entered.  Imagine my excitement when I got 2nd and 3rd place in the Art Quilt category.  First place was won by Nancy B. Dickey.  And I must say, her quilt was spectacular!  Next year, I definitely know what to expect!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On hiatus!

I was almost done with a portrait quilt of my daughter.  All I had left to do was to quilt it in a simple stipple pattern.  But alas, my beloved Bernina simply would not cooperate!  After several ripped out attempts in the same area, and after re-threading and cleaning and oiling, I finally accepted the fact that I had to put her in the shop.  That may not sound like that big of a deal, but since I live in a small town, and the closest Bernina dealer is about 50 minutes away, I not only had to drive a distance to drop it off, but I also learned that the repair man had been out for a week.  That means he is behind in his repairs and I may be without my machine for FOUR WEEKS!  Needless to say, I am having think outside the box in order to get any work accomplished.  Yet and still, I can't FINISH anything until I get my machine back.  Ugh!