Lord have mercy, I do declare that my crazy time holiday is official over. It is time for Molli B. Sparkles to get back to the business of being a bad-ass. In the past six weeks, I’ve been in California twice, entertained visitors in Australia from California and Luxembourg, danced like no one was watching, and have been part of one too many TMI moments that your sensitivities would scorch if I dared to share them with you! I’ve got so much quilting to catch up on that my thread count is spiralling out of control. If any of you have spare children, and aren’t adverse to child labour–send them my way. I’ll have them pressing, chopping, and piecing in no time! There are two patterns nearly finished: Diva Alphabet and Don’t Be a Dick, plus a third that I’ve been sitting on for a while. (When you’re on a good thing–literally!) For anyone thinking of pattern writing, it takes a lot of time to let it percolate to “just right.” Plus, y’all have to know I’m not going to give you anything mediocre; only the best for my Glitterati! A great pattern is like the perfect champagne, it should be easy to digest, make you giddy, and leave no frustrated hangover.
I’m also very excited to announce that my role as a Juki Brand Ambassador has ben renewed for 2016. You’ll see me at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair June 22-26 gliding along to the new-to-Australia, Juki QVP-2200 long-arm quilting machine. I’ll tell you right now, I don’t know a lot about long-arm quilting practices (although that will be changing very soon–hint! hint!). What I do know is that Juki know how to make an exceptional sewing machine. I’ve used my TL-98p for over 2.5 years without incident, so I’m happy to throw my support behind this one as well. I’ve also seen a Juki sewing machine in every seamstress / tailor’s shop that I’ve ever been to, which speaks to their faith in the brand. As for the show, I hear the one and only Tula Pink will also be at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair, so this will definitely be an interesting event to explore. The personalities alone!
I also want to let you know that my Gender Kisses Challenge quilt is nearly ready to go. I have it pin-basted, ready to quilt, but I had to reach out to my
crack dealer thread supplier to source the perfect Aurifil Brillo thread. I tell you what, I’m addicted to that stuff. I never thought I’d be a thread type a gal, but I guess I do like being wound up after all! Then there’s the No Girls Allowed Quilt Bee round that I’ve been stalling on while I’ve been away. I have figured out what I’m doing for Mr. Giucy Giuce though, so it’s time to let the salmon spawn. Later this week look out for a book review from me for Christa Watson and Angela Walters’s new title, The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting. Talk about getting your money’s worth from a book: it’s like four books in one! Plus, I’ve got two quilts finished that need unveiling here on the blog … yada, yada, yada … and you can see there’s a lot to catch up on!
I’m forging through full-steam ahead though. So here we go, break’s over, and it’s time to make some magic!