Saturday, July 6, 2019

New Studio

The Longarm and new table are being set up today. Hope to be back in business soon. Keith from Mulqueen's arrived at about 10am and had all in place withing two hours. 

Before picture, still unpacking boxes of fabric!
Longarm set up day. New Table!

Machine in place.

Almost set up.
Unfortunately we had some glitches in the new system and the longarm is not quite up and running. I downsized my table to a 12ft, and as you can see it just barely fits the space with enough room for me to get around. With the new table, we upgraded the track system and had two new motors installed. We had some issues with the controller for the computerized statler system, so Keith will be back to trouble shoot the system with Gammill next week. In the mean time, I will be working on getting my sewing maching and a new design wall in place. I see some sewing happening soon!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Longarm Moving Day!

Moving day is here, well at least moving my Longarm. Most of my other stuff is already at the new house in Arizona. Keith from Mulqueen's in Mesa Arizona, drove over to San Diego to dismantle my 14 foot table and longarm and move it to Scottsdale. Keith has been very helpful with the entire moving process and I don't know how I would have moved it without him.  We will be switching out the table for a 12 foot and the new Breeze Track System. I have had my long arm since 2003 and it was time for a little update.

Keith starting the dismantle.
Keith was able to get the whole thing dismantled and on the truck in two hours. He then headed back to Arizona and will be setting up new table and machine on Saturday after 4th of July Looking forward to getting back to quilting soon.

Keith and I. He is getting ready to head back to Arizona.
Not much sewing or quilting getting done. Hope to be back at it soon!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Retirement Day!

It is finally here, today was my last day at work. I have worked at Macy's Plaza Bonita for the last 7 years as the Store Manager and it has been quite a journey. It was a great send off from my team, our district and the company. Below is my team in Bonita, who I will miss ever day- they are like family.

Team Bonita

My Office

My team gave me this box with Macy's Blocks and fabric to complete a quilt. It was such a thoughtful gift and will be the next project once I get settled. 

Arizona Gift from Macy's Team

  Here is Instagram posted by John Harper, our President of Stores. We had a corporate visit two days before my retirement!  What a great send off!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

It has been a super busy and hectic time for DH and I these last couple of weeks. Good news! I will be retiring at the end of June! Very exciting to now have more time on my hands to get the stash down! The other big news is that we are moving from San Diego, to Scottsdale AZ! The move has been a work in progress, and DH is now over in AZ full time. I will be joining him the beginning of July after my Long Arm is on its way. We are super excited about our new home, but sad to leave our friends and family in San Diego. Hope to have more time to keep everyone updated on our Arizona Adventures!

Not to much going on in the sewing department.😞 Still working on Under the influence. Making progress, but not quite done yet.

Under the Influence

Not much change in the stash report. Purchased were a couple of fat quarters, no finishes, yet... and just barely staying in the black! With retirement on the horizon, I hope to make a big comeback!

Used this week:  0yards.
Used YTD:  28 yards.
Purchased this week: 2 yards
Purchased YTD: 27.5 yards.
Net Fabric Used YTD: .5yards.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday Stash Report.

Back from our wonderful annual Retreat with Sunshine Quilters. It was a cold rainy weekend up at the Retreat Center in Temecula, but we all had a great time sewing, eating, drinking and spending time together.  Sandi brought her Mom, Betty, who came all the way from Maryland.

My sewing spot.



I spent the time working on Sew Many strips, cutting and sewing 1-1/2 stripe and then cutting them into the units for the blocks- there were many units needed. Below is my first block, with only 60 more to go!
Pile of strips!

Block #1
We all try to come up with creative little gifts to give, below are  the "goodies" that I brought home.

What a fun time we had, and looking forward to next year! 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunday Stash Report

Hope you are enjoying the day with family and friends!

Nothing added this week and nothing finished. Under the Influence in the works and hoping for a finish soon, then back to Sew Many Strips.

Have a great week!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Design Wall

This week on my design wall is another Sewing themed quilt. Some of the fabrics were used in Happy Place, so thought I would just finish up using them for this second quilt called "Under the influence of Fabric". I am going to shorten the name to "Under the Influence".  I have had the pattern and fabrics for at least 10 years, so nice to be finally using them along with some others from the stash.

Check back next week to see my progress!