New Year Idea – #1

I’m going through my computer password lists to see if they are still valid and working. So I go to each website and check.  I don’t do this very often, and January seems like a good time to do this. But this isn’t even the “idea!”

This then leads me to which is on my list of websites that I have an account with where you can opt out of magazines being mailed to you. Sometimes I don’t know how I get on these lists, but suddenly I start getting tons of junk mail. So I’ve found CatalogChoice to be a good way to eliminate extra stuff in my mailbox! But you have to go there on a semi-regular basis (let’s say once a year) to keep things in check.

Less time going through junk mail means MORE time for quilting!

Happy new year…and happy quilting!


Back To Work In January!

My surgery and recovery have gone well, and I’ll be back at my machine starting January 2nd! This has been the longest break I’ve had since I started quilting, so it was weird – and good –  at the same time I suppose. But I’m eager to get back at it. I spent a couple days in my studio dusting and getting organized.  And to warm up my “quilting chops” I’ve done a couple of my own quilts to get back my rhythm.

While I was “away” my husband and our contractor Rob put down tile in the upper part of my room and it looks fabulous.

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One of my favorite parts is the metal band he attached at the top of the concrete wall (what used to be the outside wall of the house before we added the room). It’s very industrial looking and very cool. I’m keeping the lower portion of the room raw concrete. So all that needs to be done now is paint the walls and stain all the woodwork (and there is plenty of wood…oh my gosh). So it’s a beautiful, happy room to quilt in! I’m one lucky girl!

In the next week I’ll be arranging to pick up quilts if you have one in my queue and I don’t yet have it in my studio. And if you’ve been merrily quilting over the holidays, I’m scheduling quilting work starting in about late-February. I have to finish the many quilts I had in the queue that I didn’t get to before my surgery, and then I can start on any new work that comes in. So give me a call or an email if you have a quilt ready to go.

Happy New Year to all of you! And I hope 2012 is a good quilting year for you!

Take a Poll

I’ve added a new feature to my website. You can now take a poll! If you look up at the top of the page underneath “Towerhouse Quilts” you will see a bunch of tabs. Go to the one marked “Take a Poll” and have fun putting in your answers. And thanks! I love learning stuff!

I’ll be adding new polls from time to time. And if there is something YOU want to know, let me know, and I might create a poll to gather that information too.  Yes, it really should be about quilting or sewing!

Quilting Studio Inspirations

Before I got really busy (and it’s wonderful to be busy!) I had time to work on some of my own projects. One of the first things I did were these dish towels from Crate & Barrel. I wanted to practice a sort of “McTavishing” (aka Karen McTavish) and get the feel of my machine. Well, one thing led to another and I haven’t been able to finish them. But even in their unfinished stages of completion, I still enjoy the bold colors, and the stitching I was able to do. Hey, one thing at a time, eh?