This was a big week! I bought a new sewing machine- a Janome. I am so excited. I have been fighting with my old machine for the past year. It just isn't big enough and it runs a bit rough. I got it serviced twice to no avail. So... I went shopping and now I have a big unopened box in my studio. I wish I could use the machine right now, but I am waiting for a table to put it on. My father is making one for me so the sewing area will be flush with the machine. (How much longer dad? I can't wait.)
I felt the new machine would want a beautiful home, so I cleaned out and organized my entire studio. Three exhausting hours later I looked around and felt happy! The study is ready for me.
I also contacted Blackbirch Vineyard in Southampton MA and arranged to have a solo exhibit there for August/September. I will be keeping you up to date on what I am making for the show.
Here is the last piece I quilted on my own machine. I just wasn't happy with the results but there is something intriguing about the fabric (my own original design). I think I will reprint the fabric, and quilt it with my new machine.
Love and happy art, Dawn