Joker and Harley

Well, it is official, Joker and Harley are "up". "Up" because the file size is too large for the free version of weebly. If you really want to try this huge piece and share in my madness, you are going to have to contact me so I can send it to you. I hope some day to be able to afford to upgrade, but at the moment that just isnt going to happen. If any brave soul out there tries this pattern, please share with me your final version. I would love to see how it comes out!

Damn it life!

I am not sure if anyone has noticed, but I have not posted anything new in a while. Well, unfortunately, life has gotten in the way of my enjoyment of it, again. First off, my whole house hold has been fighting off some kind of head-gunk-plague. That left me exhausted and with no energy to design or sew, or do much of anything outside of occasionally eat and sleep.

Also, my full time real job has gotten extremely busy, so no sneaking in some designing between work duties.

Yesterday, my youngest spawnling decided to roll off my MIL's couch while taking a nap and broke her collar bone. Great. Trying to get a 2 year old to take it easy isn't exactly a walk in the park.

So I wanted to apologize for my absence. I will try to at least get some sewing done so I can have something fun to blog about but I cannot promise that. I guess on the bright side, I got to use a lot of gifs... which I secretly (not so secretly) LOVE! Here's a potato.

Lookie Lookie!

I have some exciting news! Not only have I put up the Vault Door for you all to enjoy but..... EQ7 came in the mail today! I am installing it as I write this, so this blog post is going to be short and sweet. I can't wait to dive in!!!

Another Bites the Dust...

I mean, gets put up! Doesn't have the same ring though. I put up Victoria from Corpse Bride up on the website. I hope it gets tested soon, so it can go up on Fandom in Stitches. I have been a bit slower than I would like because I have been battling tonsillitis of late. I am now on some antibiotics and doing much better. I haven't had much time to sew either, which sucks.

I thought I would also tease some other projects I am doing for a friend. She said I could put them up once they are finished, so you guys can play with them too!

Get'er Done!

I have been trying to get the patterns that have log jammed straightened out over the past few days. I have submitted my final Black Widow Spider block to Fandom in Stitches, so that should be up there soon. I just put up Emily's Butterfly on my site and asked for it to be tested. I think it looks rather pretty and could be used in a lot of different kinds of quilts. I have also been working on a few more Corpse Bride patterns, but they are not quite ready yet. You can check them out in the WIP thingy on the quilt page.

That's all for now. Now, back to work!

Achievement Unlocked: Funding!

I have some WONDERFUL news. My GoFundMe campaign is officially over! A very generous individual donated the remainder of the amount needed for me to get Electric Quilt 7. I have closed donations and I hope to be able to order the software very soon. Thank you to everyone who donated money or well wishes! I am so humble and grateful! Thank you all so much for your support!

Oh, Good News!

I have some great news to share with everyone. This past Friday, I snagged a huge win from the local Freecycle. I saw a posting about a free sewing machine. According to the ad "Machine still works,but having problems with bobbin constantly jamming." I figured I would give it a shot and put my hat in the ring. The poster said I got it and I made arrangements to go pick it up after work that day. They said that they bought it used (5 years old) from a local quilting shop 5 years ago, which makes it about 10-12 years old. They could never get the bobbin to stop jamming up, but I was welcome to it. Well, upon getting it home, I could see there was a HUGE snarl in the bobbin mechanism. I also see that, specifically, it is a Pfaff Expressions 2036... and according to the sticker that is still on top of the machine, the previous owner paid just under $1800.00 used 5-ish years ago. OMG! WOW! I worked on it for a few nights using pins, baby bottle brushes and tweezers to eventually …