Friday, August 17, 2012

Goodbye Urban Pods

I had to say goodbye to 6 of my quilts this morning.  They are on their way down to Tacoma and will be spread throughout Quality Sew and Vac stores for classes that will be taught on my patterns. 

Urban Chained will keep Urban Pods seat warm while he is gone.


I am of course thrilled that my quilts will be on show and classes will be taught on my patterns, but am still really sad to let them go.  Really sad.  I was thinking this morning why I feel this way.  When I started my longarm quilting business over 5 years ago, I 100% immersed myself into the business and didn't piece or quilt anything for myself for a long time.  After a while, this really started to get me down, until I picked it up again and the quilts I've sent off this morning are a reflection of me finding myself again in a quilting sense and that's why it's so hard to let them go.  They mean so much more to me than just another quilt.  I'll be fine and I'm sure they will be too.

....and 

Yesterday I was giddy all day long because I got my first distributor order and guess where from?

NORWAY!!

How awesome is that!

...and

How do you make a white quilt with blue stars feminine?

You quilt beautiful feathers all over it!


I finally started Fran's quilt, one of the nicest ladies ever!  She always gives me a hug before she leaves my house and if she ever knew how much I look forward to those hugs!

These feathers aren't my fast feather and the rest of my morning and afternoon will be feather filled!

~Jenny~

 

14 comments:

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Your feathers are the most beautiful feathers I've ever seen!

Frog Quilter said...

You need to make some more quilts. That way you won't be so lonely!!!!!!! Love your art.

Sharon S said...

Congrats on the Norway order. The best is yet to come!

capitolaquilter said...

How exciting to be so global. You should make yourself another quilt to keep since so much of your time and talent has been spent doing for others and sharing (which we of course appreciate).

Trudi said...

I'm sure it won't take long for your quilts to be back in the roost, but do understand that sometimes theynreallymdo,feel like part of the family. Love our feathers, just gorgeous as always! x

Kathy said...

Norway, how exciting!!
It is amazing how we become attached to our quilts, we put so much of ourselves into them they are hard to part with for even a little while. Kind of like kids, eh!
Enjoy your afternoon of feathering! :)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Me desculpe as feias mas beleza é fundamental.(Vinícius de Morais poeta brasileiro e autor de Garota de Ipanema,que até Sinatra gravou)Háhá!!!Sra.Talento MESMO.E o bebê?Beijos.

Vicki in MN said...

Gorgeous feathers! Maybe you should piece those same quilts to stand in as doubles to send off and you can keep the orginal ones all for yourself :-)
And congrats on the first dist. order,YEAH!

Teresa Silva said...

Beautiful feathers! I understand your feelings towards your quilts. I have a hard time letting mine go too. My husband always wants to sell them and I tell him "No, I love that one." Weird how attached we become to them but we do put a lot of time in them. Congrats on getting to show them though. They need to be seen!

Fran said...

Well, if that Fran doesn't want her quilt back, this Fran will happily take it! ;-) Absolutely love that idea of simple blue and white with detailed quilting.

Auntie Pami said...

You are not teaching? I wish you would come over here to Silverdale. Congrats on the distributor! Are you ready for Australia? I do know someone...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congratulations!!The blue and white star quilt is beautiful;and your feathers will make it more beautiful. Love your work.

Mama Pea said...

Congrats on the distributor order! So exciting for you! I just love that quilt on your wall. The design and fabrics are amazing!

fabricladybug said...

Hi there!! Absolutely LOVE your work!! How can we borrow a sample for our shop? We would like to purchase patterns and rulers to teach a class.