It's August so that means Back to School shopping and Back to Work/Quilting shopping for me. This weekend we drove 4 hours to the nearest mall for the Back to School stuff which was quite a painful process for my boy who hate shopping. We made it a weekend trip and the highlight for me was the going to the sporting goods store to decide which kayaks to buy. Tim thought it would be nice to get two and make it more of an activity for us and not just me and I'm all for that. We made our decesion and are waiting on the stores fall sale to place our order. My friend 'S' has lent me her kayak for a few weeks this summer and I have been enjoying it immensely so a BIG THANKS to 'S' for sharing your toys. I am so glad you were able to go for a paddle on our lake this summer too.
Now to my quilt shopping. As you can see I found an inner border and batik backing for my quilt. I was hoping to have this one quilted this summer but the three week shipping wait on the backing kind of changed those plans. Shopping for fabric online can be well tricky at best but I am very happy with the backing I received. You never know how accurate the colors are in the pictures on some website but I am happy to report that Hancock's of Paducah are very accurate so two thumbs up to them.
I also placed a new pantograph order at Willow Leaf Studio and have 10 new pantos coming this week. I also received this first one as a gift from Lori , I let her quilt a lap quilt on my Millie this summer. I can hardly wait to get these in the mail and try some new designs.
I have been quilting for over 20 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009 on the shores of Schist Lake in Northern Manitoba. I have recently moved to Emo, ON and looking forward to discovering all the beauty of the area and meeting new quilters.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I also enjoy dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I have thrown in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake and now I'm ready to explore and share photos of the area around Emo, Ontario as life isn't all about quilting.
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