Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Starting to Quilt - Starting a New Life

I don't think you will believe me.
However, I'm going to quilt on Angela's quilt.

Am I right?  You don't believe me?

Yesterday spent forever setting things up for it.  I spent so long that I didn't even quilt!
I had to find everything!  The thread, my walking foot, boards to make my chair higher, etc, etc.
Then I couldn't for the life of me get that walking foot on. 
I must have tried 8 different times.  So I went to find the Babylock walking foot (thinking perhaps I had switched them up) just to be sure I had the correct one.  
Yep, I had the right one. And finally it went on correctly.  I don't know what the problem was. 

Now I'm ready to go.

It's a start!

Happy Quilting,

Oh - and just in case you are wondering how I'm doing.  I haven't been blogging or reading many blogs.  I haven't been sewing much. I've adjusting to life without Mark.
Learning the trash schedule - how to clean the pool filter - and a million other things.

Here's the new me - not sewing but doing fence estimates!

My daughter, Rosanna and I are running Mark's fence business.
It's Scary!  However, it's also fun.


  1. How great you have got the machine out and have got it sorted to quilt Angela's quilt....
    Fabulous new you doing the estimates with Rosanna....

  2. Starting the quilting always takes me some time to get everything set up too! Glad that you've finally felt up to start sewing again. And I'm sure Mark is so proud of your and your daughter for running his business: so much for you both to learn! You are both brave, strong women!! hoping that all goes well for you!! Hugs, H

  3. Wow...what am amazing woman you are! Good on you for picking up Mark's business and carrying on. Your Mark would be so proud of you and Rosanna. I imagine there is so much to learn. Angela's quilt is going to be beautiful.

  4. A fencing guru?? Who knew? I'm so happy to hear that you're able to start picking up the little bits and pieces and molding them into a new life. Your girls are lucky to have you for a mom.

  5. Hi Linda
    You can only do your best each day... accept the 'good ones' & be ok with the sad ones... it's still such early days... Well done on continuing the business & I'm sure you will enjoy your new sewing too.

  6. Hi, Linda. So sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Your quilt is beautiful--such lovely fabrics. Good for you for taking on the fencing business. May you find courage every day. best, nadia

  7. I am in awe of you! Picking up the business, wow! That is a wonderful thing to carry on. And just the getting things ready to quilt, I would have thrown in the towel!

  8. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Such a beautiful quilt

  9. Hello Linda,

    Popping in from Friday Night with Friends. Quilting can be a great healer, hope you managed to get lots done.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Happy days.

  10. I understand completely taking so long to set the machine up - hopefully you're away now. It must be so tough adjusting to your new life, sending you hugs as you create new memories and cherish the old ones.

  11. I'm so very happy you could join in FNwF this month. You were surrounded by friends LoVe. xox