Wasn't it just Friday a couple of days ago? Where does the week go?? Well, wherever it went, it's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on! Let's get started!!
I have a different kind of whoop whoop today - earlier this week, when I needed to quilt a bunch of quilts for the ministry, my beautiful long arm machine started exhibiting some serious signs of wearing out. (PS her name is Jolene.) The needle up/down button and the jog button wouldn't work at first, until the machine warmed up, and the motor was running slower than usual. One frantic call to my repairman, and an appointment was scheduled for next Tuesday. He says it sounds like the brushes in the motor need some attention - whatever that means. So I started working on some other, no-quilting-required, projects and gave Jolene a rest.
Then Thursday morning, my husband sent me a text saying that a friend of his needed a ministry quilt, and could I bring it when I met him for lunch. Oh no! Our stock at church (of finished quilts) is totally depleted, except for one that would not be appropriate for an adult man. I did have a top and back at the house that would be perfect, but would Jolene cooperate enough to get it quilted?
Fingers crossed, I loaded it on the frame and started quilting...
...and God bless her, Jolene powered through to the end! A quick binding job and a run through the steam cycle of the dryer - no time to wash this one - and it's time for the photo shoot!
This really is a beautiful quilt - lots of earth and forest toned batiks, and it's plenty big enough for a big guy. Just goes to show that God has a plan - I just happened to have the right quilt at home waiting to go on the frame!
One more shot, just because it's pretty - and see that goofy brown dog to the left of the quilt? Silly girl wouldn't come in the house this morning, so she spent her time terrorizing the mailman, the UPS man, and the FedEx guy! She loves the cooler weather, and would stay outside all day if I'd let her - or even if I don't!
And one more whoop whoop - I finished the dolphin appliqué on Lilli's annual quilt! Now once Jolene is back up and running, I can get all three quilts finished and I'll be ready for Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed that Jolene's problem is a minor one, easily fixed!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
Now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!