My Janome has been in the shop for the past week. I've had it for over two years and have never had it serviced.
I clean it all the time - but it was starting to squeak, and act silly so off it went to Quilts Like Crazy (a Janome certified service center and quilt shop extraordinaire) in Wake Forest for a little pampering and R&R.
To get me by - I dusted off my not so old standby - a little Brother machine that works like a peach for piecing and garment sewing. A cute little machine that eventually will be going off to college with Sabrina in a few years.
Modern Quilt Monday(s) - begin TODAY. First order of business - I added to my stash to incorporate some bold, bright colors and prints. Everything got washed, pressed and neatly folded ready to be incorporated into the already existing stash.
Second order of business - I joined a local guild that focuses on modern color schemes and technique. I am so happy I found this group. The Modern Quilt Movement (incorporating Improvisational Quilting) is taking the quilting industry by storm. Fabric lines, patterns and techniques specifically adapted to this bold and colorful art form are popping up all over.
Tonight - I've got to figure out my color scheme for my first mod quilt. I can't decide if I want to do white with blues, greens and purples, or white with reds/pinks, oranges and yellows.
For now - I'm just really happy sitting here sipping my St. Ives Tea, looking at all of these beautiful colors, contemplating design - and enjoying the fact that Gizmo has taken it upon himself to keep my feet warm!!