But for those that don't....I went to the quilt show in Exeter, did some fun shopping with Mary and Suzy then went out to Dinner with Katy and Jo too (that was fun!).
I have brought an amazing quilting frame....halfway there to the dream now! I just have to start saving again for a long arm machine now and there'll be no holding me back ;-)
In sadder news my husband has been very ill and in hospital. It is still ongoing and has been a very stressful time for us (que lots of distraction therapy sewing) not only waiting for treatment but managing with losing most of our only wage income to the house.
Which brings me back to the title of my post and my new arrival! Whilst I am not ready to take in quilts for quilting just yet I am going to be offering a basting service, hurray!
This is for all of you out there that love the piecing and then let your completed top sit in a discreet place where it wont make you feel guilty for not basting it and getting on with the job!
I can baste quilts upto aprox 90" in width and longer in length, you supply your completed quilt top, wadding and backing and I will baste it ready for either hand or machine quilting, saving your poor knees and back from all that crawling around and pining! Cost are very reasonable whilst I build up this service so take advantage now! For more details please see my new page at the top!
Of course if you are local you might fancy a spot of studio hire? You can hire out my studio and use of the frame, bring along your quilt and machine and off you go! Again further details are on my new 'Quilting Services' page.