St. Greg the appliance man made a special trip today, a Saturday, to drive out to our studio and install the repaired heater unit. He knew it was making things hard for me to work and that if he didn't do it today, he wouldn't be able to get out here until the middle of next week. I would say he deserves canonization! It's amazing how much warmer it is than with the space heaters.
I finished a quilt for Connie using the space heaters for warmth. She used her collection of beautiful Japanese taupe fabrics - it's a simple pattern but really shows off the fabric well. She wanted quilting that wouldn't distract from the fabric. Here are a couple of pictures, too bad the color is a bit off.
Today my longarm quilting friend Siriporn and I visited Cathy, owner of a brand-new Gammill Classic Plus. Cathy is feeling exactly the way I did when my machine was first delivered - overwhelmed. As someone who is basically mechanically inept, I had a terrible time learning how to load the quilt and handle that big machine. She just wanted some pointers and hand-holding. Siriporn is a very experienced quilter and had lots of good ideas and advice. Here they are playing with the machine.
Cathy named her machine Ruby Grace. (She confessed that she names everything, her washing machine and dryer, her dishwasher etc.) Siriporn says she doesn't call her machine anything except when it misbehaves, then she calls her Bitch. Oh my! If you could see Siriporn's quilts you would know that her machine behaves very well.
Yesterday was Peter and my fifteenth anniversary. You might think that makes me somewhere in my thirties, but no, I didn't get married until I was 40! We had a nice dinner, I pulled out the family silver and lit candles. Elsie joined the celebration too.