Sunday, March 22, 2015

March is almost over

Time seems to be flying by! On February 1st (super bowl Sunday) I was driving home around 3:00 in the afternoon and got hit by someone who turned right into me.  My car was 14 years old, with 195,000 miles on it, but I loved it and took really good care of it over the years.  This picture shows the damage:

Hard for me to believe, but this was considered a total loss by the insurance company, so my beloved CRV was taken away.  To counteract this heartbreaking loss, I took the insurance money and bought this:
Ok, so it does help to heal my breaking heart.  Bought it at the Quiltfest of New Jersey from Pocono Sew and Vac.  I didn't get the bobbin winder though, so I can't use it yet.  I'm going there this week for a free lesson and will pick the bobbin winder up then.  So excited to start using this!

Winter has been tough to deal with after being in the south for almost 10 years...lots of snow on my roof meant ice dams and water dripping into my living room.  

These pans and containers were catching drips for almost two weeks. What a mess! I tried to ignore it as much as I could by dyeing fabric for a workshop I took at my quilt guild.
And two of my quilts were chosen for an art show at a large regional hospital.

Summer is coming!!


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  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved vehicle. Doesn't look totaled to me, but that's insurance companies for you. :( Your dyed fabrics are beautiful - did you think of finding a cold water dye so you could use all those leak containers? lol - and so sorry you had to deal with that too. Your quilts chosen for the art show are gorgeous - i love how the fabric gets to speak and how simple and strong the compositions are; congratulations!

  3. I hope you love your Tiara as much as I love mine! Glad you were not injured! Yes, this had been yet another long, cold winter.
    The movers are coming to pack us up today. I moved my machines on Saturday, so I know they are safe in the new place. This upheaval has prevented me from sewing, quilting, dying, etc. BUT since I will be working from home full-time, I will have 2 extra hours each day I am no longer commuting, and will get productive soon!

  4. Since this post is a week or so old I'm sure you are happily quilting away on your new machine - don't you just love it? I have a sweet 16 which is about the same and love to zone or zen out while quilting away. There is tension issues to get used to but if you always do a practice run to get it right - the rest is heaven . Enjoy!