It is Christmas already and next week will be a brand new year! I am looking forward to 2016 and to continuing to quilt for my wonderful customers. Who knows what this new year will bring. :)
Since I do have a new little granddaughter (Elodie), I had to make a little smocked Christmas dress for her. It is very tiny and made out of soft cotton batiste. My grandsons' (Quinn & Oliver) Christmas package seems to be late in the delivery to Canada and I am sad about that but we cannot control the nasty weather and wind we had that would have delayed it. But it will get there eventually and I hope they like what their Nana made them. All three grandbabies have my heart. :)
|Elodie's First Smocked Dress|
|My favorite pattern for little bishops|
I finished my last customer quilt of the year last week and it was a beauty. I loved it so much that I had to get the pattern. It is paper pieced and those of you who know me well know that I detest paper piecing. But this quilt was so stunning that I will dive in anyway. ;)
|African Samba quilting design|
Ebay sales have been good and I will be restocking homespuns after the new year and will probably also put some threads on there. Also, before I forget, I used a black polyester batting from Quilters Dream on that last quilt up there and I loved it! So, a case of queen size packages will be here this week. No room for a roll.... ;)
I have been working on the new Simply 16 and Little Foot Frame and I absolutely love it! It is great for custom quilting because it is a light machine and it moves like a dream. I have done some teeny tiny stippling and some ruler work on it and it was very easy. The machine moves so well that after a bit I did not even need to use a ruler for the stitch in the ditch.
And I did find out that you can retrofit the Sweet 16 sit down machine to the frame so the best of both worlds!
Thank you for your continued support and I wish you all a wonderful holiday. See you next year! :)
Pictures of customer quilts finished the last few months...I have been busy.... LOL! All caught up and back to a 2 week or sooner turnaround! :)