The other day, I decided to read the comments in my spam filter. The comments come from websites that offer cheap drugs, work from home, and other nasty stuff. Anyway, one comment jumped out at me, and I laughed myself silly. Here it is:
The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought IT SUCKED!
I don’t know why it struck me so funny, but it did.
I long ago nicknamed myself the Sucky Longarmer. (How’s that for a bad segue?) I’ve had an ongoing war with my longarm since I got it. I wanted to be instantly good, without practicing. That doesn’t work.
So, last week I had lots of time to think while I was quilting a king size quilt. I really wasn’t enjoying it. I decided I either needed to get better at it, or sell the machine. That would also mean I’d have to quit quilting. I didn’t like that idea. Anyway, I finished the quilt and I’m happy with it. I’ll take lots of photos when I get it on the bed. (That means I have to clean up my bedroom first.)
Then, on Friday, I loaded another quilt. I finished it on Saturday, and I love it!!! I finally just got brave and freehanded it! I decided to try McTavishing. Karen McTavish would probably croak and refuse to take any responsibility for my quilting, but I’m really happy!
Here’s the whole quilt.
I just did “artsy” stuff on the floral blocks. That’s a nice word for scribbling!
I guess the moral of the story is to just go for it. So even though I don’t love my quilt machine, I think I’ve made my peace with it. I’m actually looking forward to the next project.
This week is quilt retreat at my house, although two snow days in a row are thwarting our plans. Yesterday I finished another quilt top. Wow! I have so much to blog about for once. Maybe my blog finally won’t suck! Ha!
Time to do some handwork. I’ll be back soon with more finished projects.