Monday, January 02, 2006

Well here it is the 2nd day of 2006 and what do I have to say for myself. Not much. I spent the day quilting. I went to church, assisted the minister in the service, which was nice. We had our Christmas carol service, along with the passages of the birth of Christ. Christmas is such a short time with so many very nice Christian songs.
Once home I worked on a Christmas quilt, which I completed, have it on the longarm and have started quilting . I have decided to practice stitch in the ditch, quarter inch outline and free hand quilting. It is coming out okay. I know my quilting is getting better. I wonder how long till I can quilt like a pro.
I have done many quilts for charity, but still need lots of practice. I purchased a longarm quilting machine about a year ago with hopes of starting a business but there seems to be many longarm quilters in this area. I am a new small fish in the pond therefore I do quilting for myself and charity. I am not complaining but I would like to see some return so hubby doesn't seem so upset with the lack of productivity.
I work four days a week, make my payments, and enjoy quilting for charity and myself on the machine. I donated 16 quilts last year to Frontier Missions and hope to donate again in 2006. I have been busy working on what I call campfire quilts. We purchased land in Montana last August, eventually will build, until then we will be doing camping so I want quilts for around the campfire. When I get pictures of them I will post.
I grew up in Montana, love it, it is my heaven on earth, I am so excited about finally owning my little piece of Montana. Enough of that. Hope everyone is having a good New Year so far and I look forward to reading the blog postings through out the year.

1 comment:

Finn said...

Hi Dot, am going to put up here that the blue quilt below is really neat. I double click on them and they enlarge, so I can see the detail quite well! Congrats on getting that one done.

I don't think you'll have long to wait before accomplishing the LA goal. You certainly are giving yourself LOTS of practice!! And hurray for land in Montanta...a beautiful place..*S* Keep those stitches running...