Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Boy was I exhausted!

A week ago Sunday, I drove with a friend to StGeorge Utah. We went thru LasVegas and then east a little over an hour to St George. If you have ever been to Zion National Park, its just west of there. Included with my new Innova quilting system, was 3 days of new owners classes. My feet were NOT happy, but the rest of me LOVED it! We were quilting on systems with different configurations each day from 9am till 6pm or later. I was so exhausted it was all I could do to eat dinner and go to sleep. (I still didn't sleep well, but forgot the time change and the pillows in the hotel were LUMPY...yuck!)
Here is a picture of me (on the left) with my friend Mary. We met on MQResource (an online machine quilting site) but had never met in person.
 
The quilts in the background are made and quilted by Marilyn Badger, a well known quilter who lives in StGeorge. We got to meet her one day. What a treat!
I am home now and working away on projects I had left midstream. One I have to skin off the backing. I didn't know just how awful the tension was till I learned how to FIX it! Guess what I will be doing infront of the TV this week!
 
Happy 4th of July to all my American friends
and a belated Happy Canada day to my friends to the north

4 comments:

sam said...

What fun for the two of you!! That's what we call "good" exhaustion.

sammi

fancystitching said...

Frogging is not a fun way to spend the holiday! Usually bad tension comes out easily... here's hoping. A neat trick I learned was to take a silicone (NOT rubber) spatula and rub it across the fabric when done with the frogging. It pulls out all those little bits of thread left from cutting stitches. Works like a charm! Good luck with it, and happy 4th!

phxquilt said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Enjoy your new toy!

I feel for you, I have a frogging project about half done....YUCK!

Queenie Believe said...

Hi Beth.
Good to meet another Arizona Innova quilter! I'm going up for taining in October, can't wait!
Have a great day.
Alway, Queenie