One Monthly Goal

Well friends, we've survived another month of this strange 2020.  I saw this the other day and had to laugh.
2020 has been a lot of things we didn't expect or want, but some things about it have been good.  Spending more time with family, getting house projects done, reorganizing priorities, having hope when it seems foolish to have hope.

Just when it felt like I would never sell my long arm, I was able to make a connection through Longarm League to get the robotics sold.  Then it seemed like I would never find a serious buyer for the long arm itself. "I really want this, but I don't have any money."  Umm...okay, thanks?  Yeah, heard that one way too many times.  And seriously, how do you even answer that? Then, seemingly out of nowhere, and really quickly, literally overnight, Jenny is the new owner of my Juki.  

My sewing room looks so huge without the Juki.
Jenny and her husband picked up the machine yesterday afternoon.  I swept and mopped the floor and my husband and I built the new machine, an APQS Lucey, last night.  We took our time and stayed up way too late to get it put together.  Start to finish was under 2.5 hours.  Seriously, it was so easy and straightforward. The directions were easy to understand.  The parts went together well.  I had a case of the giggles over these cone bumper parts.  I've never seen anything like them.

The room looks so different.

I'm a bit scared to plug everything in, turn on the machine, and use it.  I'm super pumped that I got the automatic quilt advance!  Can't wait to try that out. Side note--I am ordering the robotics this week, so hopefully everything will be business as usual soon.  I still have a big pile of quilts waiting on me and am so thankful that my clients have been so understanding and patient as I work through this transition.
I did finish two of the quilts in my queue over the weekend. Here's a sneak peek of one, made by Nancy. This is part of a sampler quilt she did with one of the guilds she belongs to.  I quilted an overall pattern called Zest on it.

Nancy had me do custom quilting on this one.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

Here are the rulers I used to complete Nancy's quilt.  Top is the 12" ruler from The Quilted Pineapple.  Next is the HQ Mini Scallop ruler.  I love the notched straight edge on it.  I used the cute snowman ruler from Julia Quiltoff and the 4-N-1 from Natalia Bonner.
I did not finish my June OMG, though I did make progress.  My goal was to have the green ring done along with the center parts.  As you can see, I only got the green ring done.
I'm going to shift my focus for July's OMG and go back to my Frolic quilt.  It just needs the borders finished, so that is my goal for the month.

The Morewood Mystery quilt along hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs starts tomorrow.  Will you be joining in?

Linking with My Quilt Infatuation and For the love of geese.


  1. Pretty quilts. Good luck with the borders this month.

  2. So excited for you and the next chapter of your business!!

  3. Enjoy! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  4. Love the quilting on Nancy's quilt. Congrats on selling the Juki. Your room is so bright and cheerful.