It's been in th 90s here for the last 4 days and I think it's supposed to stay that way, but I can't stop thinking about Fall. Wool, apple pie, pumpkin bread, all that. I am adding cinnamon and allspice to everything lately and wearing way too much clothing. I love the late summers here and am happy for the heat, actually. More tomatoes. It's not really Fall until I switch back to hot lattes from iced, and that hasn't happened yet.
Here is a new small quilt called, I want that donut. I am really enjoying these. I took a break from working small for a bit this last year and it feels so good to be working at this scale again. I hope to frame these up soon and get them over to Art Star. I am thrilled to be sending them their way to sell in their gallery and am even more thrilled to have the opportunity to have a solo show there of my large quilts in late next year. Very exciting!
Okay, I am trying to play it all cool, but I got a new sewing machine yesterday. I have had the same machine since I was 18 and I love it, but I decided that I needed a new one, with all the bells and whistles, especially now that it is a legitimate business expense that I can write off. I still got all weird about the $$ and ended up getting a sort of "back room special deal" type thing because I can't just buy a machine like a normal person-but couldn't be happier. It's a new machine, a Bernina Artista 165E but they have stopped making that specific model-so I got it for a song and can I just tell you the decorative stitches alone are worth it. And I haven't even tried the button thingy yet or the crazy embroidery stuff, which came with it and requires software I don't have yet and an external card reader (lame) which I may not get anytime soon. I am using the blanket stitch on everything. I have always wanted to make a penny rug, but man, that's a lot of hand-stitching, so I am totally cheating and using this new machine blanket stitch. Excitement!! I need to get some good black felt. I'm also going to buy a ruffler/pleater foot and a invisible zipper foot this week. I am writing this so I really do it. I mean it Amy, don't wait!