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Friday, January 8, 2016

So Much for Goals!

Just when my plan was to quilt a chunk of the 50+ quilt tops I have waiting to be quilted, life throws a twist into those plans.  My dad, who will be 95 in June, needs a bit of help, so I will be temporarily deserting my dear understanding husband and moving back to Nevada to care for my dad and spend the rest of his days with the most wonderful father I could have ever been blessed with.  My longarm won't fit in my truck and I can't afford to buy another one *grin*, so I'll be bringing all my finished quilt tops with me and making the backing and binding for them.  I will also just be forced to make more quilt tops *sigh* what a trial.

Well, I got incredibly lucky and won an ebook of Quilting from Every Angle by Nancy Purvis who blogs at owen's olivia.  Sixteen awesome geometric designs and now I'll have an excuse to work my way through the book from front to back!!!

Now my biggest problem will be to fit all the fabric, my sewing machine, threads, rulers, cutting boards...my studio!!...into the back of my truck with a modest amount of clothing and sundry items for my stay in Nevada.

The ebook has 168 pages, so printing the whole thing out is just not going to happen, so it has been downloaded to my computer.  Since I've lost hard drives on numerous computers, I'm a bit skittish about having my sole copy on my computer, so I attached it to an email and sent it to myself!!  I hope that will save this fabulous book if my computer croaks!!!

5 comments:

Jeanie said...

I'm sorry about your Dad. I'm sure he feels equally as blessed to have such a great daughter. Good luck with this new chapter. I hope all goes well.

Barb said...

Good luck with your dad...you are a wonderful daughter.

Patti said...

Enjoy every minute you have with him, no matter how hard. I lost my Father, also the best Father I could of ever wished for, way to soon.

desertskyquilts said...

I'm so sorry your dad's health isn't good, but so happy for you to have this chance to be with him and care for him. Tender mercies. What a lovely husband to make the sacrifice for you to go. More quilt tops - yep, truly a trial! Could I borrow your longarm while you're gone? LOL

Alycia said...

Oh wow -what a change - Hug your dad. Ummm but that book - I want you to blog each and every one you make - I was just drooling over the cover..... and Wow!! Hugs to you!