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Friday, August 29, 2008

I have been a very naughty girl.......










Ok, first of all, not been blogging as much as I need to, but I have been very busy. I went to Nashville to the quilt show, and made a few contacts about purchasing my longarm machine. And after a lengthy, and somewhat scary drive to Snelville GA, ( didn't realize till too late I was driving all the way to Atlanta...to try out a very nice used machine) ..... I tried the machine, liked it, came home thought about it for a couple of days.... and have committed to buy it. Again, very scary... to think about the money part of it...but have so wanted one for ages. And to make a long story short.... it is coming on Sunday afternoon! I think they are trying to outrun Hurricane Gustav! So I will very soon be in possession of my very own quilt machine.... then I have to learn how to use it! Now, that said, I have been praying that this was the right thing for me to do...and don't you know... that yesterday a girl contacted me about quilting a quilt for her. YIKES!!!! NOW I really do have to learn how to use this machine! Then today, another lady gave me the name of a college boy who wants to impress his girlfriend with a throw quilt, and so I may be doing the quilt for him too! I am blessed. Just hope the learning curve won't be too long! Now, I did finish another HERO bag for me this time.... but not taken photos of it yet. But would love to share the Naughty side of me, I succumbed to the temptation of the civil war fabrics, and The Bonnie Blue quilt shop was so good, I think I could have lived in that booth! Truly, it felt like home should feel. Now this blue quilt brought tears to my eyes as it is made with South African Schweschwe. I love this fabric, and can't wait as I hope I still have some in my container items .....when they finally get here. They are in the US, customs inspected them...but still not heard when they will be parked in my driveway. Dont' you love those geometric designs. I can see them walking around the streets of Queenstown. They are produced by a company called DaGama fabrics. Now at this little quilt show, there were vendors MArula fabrics selling them...for about 7.95 a yard. But that was before washing. I don't know if I ever posted the picture of my maid washing my schweschwe...but the water was a vivid blue...after about 5 washings, it finally started to clear. She did it in my bathtub!!! Without her, I am n0t sure they would have ever come right! I do love the indigos of the schweschwe. I brought some to do a Dear Jane with.... which I may get to start someday.... when my ship finally comes in.......er......literally. HAve a great Labor day..... I am going to.

15 comments:

Catherine said...

I have read about DaGama fabrics but never seen then. Your quilt is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

Good luck learning your new machine. I'm sure you'll do fine.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on a wonderful quilt, you must feel very proud. Best wishes for your new venture I believe in answered prayer also.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Oh boy!!! I am so jealous!! A long arm!! Just think!! hahahaha I am really happy for you...take some pictures as soon as it arrives so we can drool over it!
dawn

The Jen said...

I cannot wait to see the pictures too! And all the many quilts you'll make. You'll need a flickr acct for sure. ~jen~

Libby said...

Woo Hoo . . . a new baby moving in this weekend. Have fun learning - you are going to make beautiful quilts together *s*

andsewitis Holly said...

Congratulations on the purchase of your longarm! I'm so excited for you. Sounds like you have business lined up already. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Beautiful indigo fabric.

Karol-Ann said...

Lovely new fabrics! And a longarm machine - how exciting!!! Hope you get to grips with it straight away!

Connie W said...

Congratulations on your new purchase.

MYRA said...

Thanks for checking in on me and leaving a comment! 8-)
I am in total envy of your long-arm purchase! Lucky you! Looking forward to seeing photos of it!
Lovely blues...lovely quilt!
Happy stitchings!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Your blue fabric is wonderful! Even better that it has special meaning to you. Have fun with the long-arm and congratulations on taking the plunge. I don't think you'll regret it. Thanks for leaving a comment when you visited my blog. Come again soon!

Philigry said...

wow! so beautiful!

Tracey said...

Great lot of fabric,
Love the blue and white such a fresh colour together

hunnybunny said...

How wonderful you are getting a long arm. That fabric is just stunning and I hope it's parked in your driveway really soon.

Megan said...

Hi Colleen,

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It looks like we share good taste when it comes to a blog background. ;)

You went to the quilt show, eh? I went to it when it was in SLC last year (or was it two years ago?), and I really enjoyed. What an inspiring place!

Your quilt designs are lovely! You're very talented. Enjoy that fancy new tool of yours. :)

Cheers!
Megan

DAWNIE said...

Love the material for your quilt.Also just love the latest one you have been working on
Dawni