Rosa's World

Friday, May 7, 2010

What-snu, eh?

Hi There!

Okay, remember the blog contest that I had won, with "Prairie Moon"?

And, recently, I posted that I had finished TWO UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) but.... silly me.... I forgot to mention the SECOND project!!!

Well, in April I finished this super-simple table topper with Prairie Moon's 30's charm package AND their incredibly easy pattern! *VBG*

Thanks Prairie Moon!!!



Added a bit of my own 30's fabrics for the border and the back and VOILA! A nice, summer table topper!



As for Gilbert and I, we are about to start a new adventure. We've talked and talked about it, measured out our room space and then talked to our Bank people and all the stars seem to line up....



We will be getting a Gammill Long Arm quilting machine and GILBERT will be operating it!!!

How cool is that, eh?!?!?

After he's practiced a bit on some old sheets and then, he does a few of MY quilts, we hope to get into the quilting business, full time!

Took a picture of some old(?) and unknown-to-us, if they're cotton or polyester threads, that we got in a quilter's grab bag at one of our yard sales. And NO, we will NOT be using this thread for our clients, but certainly for our practice quilts, eh?

*VBG*

Gilbert is now sprucing up my new sewing room (smaller) and he'll be taking my "Sewing Studio" (bigger).... but that's okay. It's for a good cause!

In the meantime, we have a web cam in that room... if you care to see him renovating and later, quilting, here's the web addy:

Web Camera

NOTE: UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Gilbert asked that my quilting friends write to me, for the Username and Password. He felt that it would be a bit more "secure".

Username: ??????
Password: ??????


Oh yah! If you click on that link and it's dark and/or snowy, it just means that it's night time here and the lights are turned off. Come back during our day time! *grin*

I'm hoping to install a web cam image on the side of my blog, so that you can click on it to view our "In House Quilter"!

That's about it. Tomorrow morning, we hit the stores to pick up a couple pieces of wood or plywood or whatever to make some shelves, in my new sewing room and some flooring - hopefully some "click 'n lock" fake wooden floor stuff.

Will keep you all posted!

Oh.. wait a sec! I wanted to share another thing with all of you!

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasters, Stuart McLean and he was talking about the song, "Mairzy Doats" and he gave us the meaning or the REAL words to this song - it was like a revelation to me! LOL

Now that darn song's stuck in this empty head of mine!

LOL

Hope you enjoy the definition!

Rosa

6 comments:

Miriam said...

Rosa, good luck to you and Gilbert on your new venture together!!
Have fun creating your new sewing space.

Susan In Texas said...

How wonderful to be getting a long arm machine. Congratulations! Are you SURE you're not going to want to give it a test spin yourself, Rosa? I know I couldn't resist.

Happy quilting,
Susan

quiltmom said...

Hi Rosa,
What fun you and Gilbert are going to have creating a great sewing space for you both. How exciting it will be to get a Gammill long arm.
You are busy on embarking on lots of new adventures. Your table centerpiece is lovely.
You are making nice progress on your weight loss program.

Thanks for sharing all your news.
Wishing you a very happy Mother's Day.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Shelly said...

Love the border you added! It turned out great! And a longarm - whew -- I know what a big decision that was, but you will LOVE having it! Good luck!

Mary Ann said...

Wow, that's quite the news, Rosa!
Can't wait to hear how it goes!
All the best to you both!!!
Cheers!

Bluejanem said...

Good luck ROsa - you can call Gilbert a Man Quilter - they have a quilters group called Man Quilters who use longarms - he will probably be quite inspired by them. Long arm quilting is quite fun - I'm sure you will both enjoy it.
Jane - in Tasmania
http://purrfectlyquilted.blogspot.com