There is a new ride on the block!
Say hello to my new Quilt-mobile, MOBY!
It was a very bittersweet moment as I left Shamu at the dealership and took possession of this handsome fella.
It’s even a bit weird.
Because it feels like Shamu, it drives like Shamu, it’s only 6 years newer than Shamu, and even though similar, there are buttons and bells and whistles in different places and I’m getting to know him (Yes, Moby is a HIM!) just a bit at a time.
When we rolled off the lot there were only 8 miles on his odometer. I plan on a long life together traveling to guilds and events far and wide, with his all wheel drive keeping me safe through all kinds of weather.
My plates are still here!
And Laura has kindly offered to send me a new “Got Quilting?!” sticker for the back window. My heart will feel better when that is in place so you will be sure to know it’s me as I fly by you on the road!
Things are different in here, but I like it!
I opted to NOT get the built in Nav system this time. I tend to use the GPS app on my phone much more because I could voice-to-text my location instead of having to tap buttons one at a time to spell out the long winded city, state, street, house number, etc on the previous built in system.
This model WILL bluetooth the GPS app from my phone so it shows up on the screen! COOL BEANS! There is an option (Which I will take) to purchase the maps for my phone app so that even if I lose cell service, the GPS will still get me to where I’m going. This is important to me because nothing is worse than being in the middle of nowhere and find you have no cell service, therefore, no GPS.
Packing for the cabin!
My spring break starts this afternoon. You can see that I HAVE remembered the big bin-o-grey-strings and several tubs of other colors that I am working on. I am longing to treadle on the porch. I pray the weather cooperates. I may be a bit early in the season, but we will see.
Yes, also taking a laser jet printer up to the cabin for work stuff. Some work has to happen even though it is officially my “Spring Break!”
Moby happily in my drive!
Do you see that green coming on the trees? I have nearly missed the bloom of spring here in North Carolina over the nearly two weeks spent in Michigan. The bradford pears are almost done, their blossoms being pushed out by emerging leaves. Red buds bloom along the highways and byways in all of their purple-fuscia beauty. Dogwoods are also nearly done. How could I miss them? It’s the BEST part of spring in the south!
This is what I’ve been working on since arriving home.
My first pdf copy of my new book has arrived, and it is my job to mark it all up with stuff that needs to be changed and get it on to my editor, Ellen! Three sections have been sent to her already, the rest is due by the 31st, so this will be coming to the cabin with me as well. Quiet time there to go through all of this and make sure it is right –perfect compromise.
I am so happy that I am not traveling during this editing phase or it would be too hard to really deal with it at the end of a long teaching day.
ALWAYS feel free to add more scraps!!
Other things going on in Quiltville:
The Quilty Box Giveaway is still going on! That drawing happens tomorrow evening, so there is still time to enter ON THAT POST. It’s a good one! Don’t miss it!
Our Give-Away for Scrap Quilt Secrets by Dianne Knott along with the blog hop is HOPPING! Did you read about the book giveaway and enter to win ON THAT POST? Drawing is on FRIDAY.
Quilt-Cam is likely to happen NEXT week. It just really does not work well from the cabin, and I want to do it RIGHT, so watch here on the blog and I’ll let you know when that will work for next week, likely Wednesday as I look ahead on my calendar.
Oh, and if you tried to order Wonky Wishes from my site and it showed as Out of Stock, more has come in! If you live internationally, no additional postage is required for Wonky Wishes. As a single pattern the USA shipping will cover international destinations as well. And you can add up to 3 seam guides without the weight going over requiring additional postage!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
As a creative person I do not force myself to always follow rules, I might not completely break them - and I most certainly make my own as I go along! Is that you too?
Easy Street quilt shared by a student during my Michigan workshops this past couple of weeks. Aren’t her colors gorgeous?? LOVE this one!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!