This past weekend was the best weekend I had in a very longtime!
First, I want to thank God from whom all blessings flow!!! He has kept my family and me safe as we all traveled separately this past weekend.
On Friday, I went to Jo-Ann's in hopes of finding quilt backs for 3 quilts, but no such luck. However, I did buy a book, T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy Martha Deleonardis. I really like this book and think it would make a great addition to my quilting library.
On Saturday, the girls and I went to Quilt Lizzy in Warrenton, NC. It's located about a hour and 45 minutes away from our home. I had the girls bring along toys to keep them occupied as I shopped. I was kind of shocked that it took me less than 30 minutes to get everything I needed. After all of that driving, I had to come up with some questions and Susan came up with a great idea of letting me listen to her HQ Avante. I was still worried that my Avante was still loud and clunky . After listening to hers I was convinced that mine was just fine! I had a ball!!! Of course, I had to stay and chat some because that was too long of a drive (for me ;o) ) for such a quick shopping trip! When we finally got home I was too pooped to quilt. I just sat and thought of different quilt designs for each quilt.
On Sunday, we went to church. Afterwards, we did some shopping and finally we went home. I nervously loaded this quilt on Ava.
I prayed and I went for it!
I went through my last full pass and was about to quilt the last 2 inches at the bottom of the quilt and looked up and then I noticed it! About 6 - 8 inches from the left side and the full length of the last full pass. I could have cried, but held on and called everyone I could to figure how to take care of this problem.
What in the world!!! How did this happen? I re-traced my steps and remembered that I placed my right bungee stabilizers and then I was distracted by the girls starting a World War among one another. I had to go and make peace in the land, and when I returned I had forgotten to place the left bungee stabilizers on the quilt!!! was devastated! After much reassurance, I celebrated anyhow! I did good and I am so happy! So, for the next several days I will be getting better acquainted with my seam ripper!
So, this is what I will be working on for the next week, what are you working on?