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Happy To Be Back

My first TTMT in a while.

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10 thoughts on “Happy To Be Back

  1. Welcome home!

    Glad to see you and glad you are able to get back to some “you” time. Creative endeavors certainly can brighten your life. Whenever my hubby says something about how much fabric I am buying, I just tell him it is cheaper than seeing a psychiatrist!

    Speaking of buying fabric, you certainly made some great buys on your shop hop. I love halloween and have a bit of envy over the embroidered halloween quilt. And the rest of the halloween fabric is so cute!

    I am looking forwarding to seeing more from you!

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  2. I remember you! I think you were also a school teacher, is that right? Just out of curiosity, what kind of long arm and frame did you end up with? I am looking at them now and although I am not quite ready to buy and I’m not sure if I’d want to do it as a side business (although I might at least until I’ve recouped the cost) but I like to know from people actually using them what they use and what they like and dislike about them. I’m sorely tempted by the Qnique 14+, but I would have to do something like the Grace SR2 frame probably. Unless other frames can be left set up for crib size most of the time.

    It’s great that you started the embroidery, those panels are super cute. I first started playing with yarn and hand crafts when my dad was starting treatments and that’s what got the knitting and then crochet (and embroidery) ball rolling for me. I think its nice to be creating something when you are in “wait” mode. Life can be really overwhelming at times and if I didn’t have something to do with my hands I feel like it would be harder to deal with.

    So glad to have you with us again, welcome back!

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    1. Hi again! Wow, what a good memory! I am a high school teacher and I teach at the community college as well.

      I ended up getting the Babylock Crown Jewel, mostly because it was a GREAT deal and I’d had good luck with my Sweet Sixteen and my other Babylock machine. I like it, but at times the throat space doesn’t seem big enough, and the software for the machine quilting side seems more finicky than the same type of software for the Handiquilter version.

      Things I love? Not having to crawl around on the floor to sandwich a quilt, not having to start in the center of the quilt, No Pinning!!!, and it’s fun and easy to try out new designs without having to twist the quilt around and push and pull it everywhere. I definitely love it.

      Thank you so much for your welcome back message.

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  3. It has definitely been a while. Welcome back!

    I am so sorry to hear about what’s going on with your parents. Life does indeed take over sometimes. Good for you taking out some time to take care of yourself. It’s lovely that TTMT is part of your self-care. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, longarm! Go you!

    Crabapple Hill stuff is always so cute. I love your project. So sweet! The fabric is fantastic, too. You had a lovely haul from your shop hop.

    I did a minor tweak to your post so your video would be embedded, I hope you don’t mind. WordPress makes posting videos super duper easy. You can add just the link to the post and the video will self-embed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! It’s always the easiest thing that I overlook. I looked through everything to find out how to embed a video, but I didn’t think to just paste the link.

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  4. I love CrabApple Hill Studios. I am currently working on HocusPocusville. I love adding hand embroidery to quilts. Even more fun if you can color in the designs also.

    Sounds like you have a lot going on, it’s good to hear you’ve found a way to bring crafts back into your days.

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  5. Welcome back!

    Those embroidery panels are cute – I’ve seen them on instagram but didn’t realize they were a thing you could buy and not something created by the lady I who was working on it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Looks like a fun shop hop! That Jaybird Quilts pattern is really neat – I don’t think I’d seen that one before but I really like it.

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