A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Long-Arm Bee

Learning new techniques and tips are the basis of continual schooling, even if you've been doing something for awhile. Today I am talking about Long-Arm Quilting, and I am thankful that fellow quilter and friend, Wendy Allen, started this very informative bee several months ago. Believe me, there is a lot that goes into making a quilt, and the last step, quilting the "sandwich", is its own entity. 

We only meet once a month for two hours, but the 120 minutes fly by since there is a plethora of items to discuss including batting, thread, troubleshooting and to get opinions on how to quilt something we've been working on. A big shout of thanks to Pilar Joy who hosted this morning. She has an awesome sewing space in her basement with great light, lots sewing stations and a separate room for her long-arm (quite typical because we need 9-12 ft. in width to "host" a behemoth machine).

BSoleille! The bright side of continued learning!


The gang today included Frank Rucky, Wendy Allen and Pilar Joy!

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