Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall and Halloween Recap

Hi everyone:

Wow! It seems like fall just flew by and we're already into winter - at least in Calgary. I've been busy with lots of projects, although you haven't heard much about them. As usual, I start working on projects for holidays much to close to the actual date and end up with them finished - or not - past that particular date. This year, I was caught up in fall and Halloween projects. 

Embroidered Pumpkin Design by Chatterbox Quilts
Some are even almost finished. Which is saying quite a bit for me. Maybe I'll even have them quilted in time for next Halloween!
Boy Skull design by Janie Hirst for Chatterbox Quilts
I shouldn't feel too bad about not finishing these projects yet because it's been a very busy fall. We've been up to Edmonton several times to see my daughter, check out and buy (or not) some vintage sewing machines, and to buy a used tent trailer. I think we've been to Edmonton more in the past few months than we have ever been! Add to that the fact that I've been sick for all of October and still can't seem to shake a cough that pops up now and then - usually when I'm trying to sleep! We also celebrated my husband's birthday (one of the big ones) and our 30th wedding anniversary within two weeks of each other and then there was Thanksgiving and Halloween too... Well, suffice to say that the past two months have been extremely busy for us.
Girl Skull design by Jamie Hirst for Chatterbox Quilts
Now of course Christmas is looming, so maybe I should start thinking about some wintery projects. Or maybe I'll just finish off those fall and Halloween ones...

Hope you're ahead on your quilting!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thank You, Subscribers!

Hi everyone:

I have some exciting news today - my Youtube channel now has over 500 subscribers! I'm I'm so thankful to my subscribers who comment and give me suggestions for new videos. Thanks, guys, you're awesome!

My purry assistants, Charlie and Teeka, wanted to join me in saying thanks to all my subscribers and express their gratitude for your support. 

If you aren't yet a subscriber, you can become one by visiting my Youtube channel. Once you're a subscriber you'll receive automatic notifications when new videos are released, so you'll never miss one. 

Again, thank you to my subscribers for helping us reach this goal. You can look forward to many more quilting and crafting videos from myself, Charlie and Teeka.

Happy quilting!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Telecast Thursday - Got 15 Minutes? Episode 8

Hi everyone:

Welcome to another Telecast Thursday. In this week's episode in the  "Got 15 Minutes?" video series, we're going to talk about cleaning. No, not house cleaning, but sewing machine cleaning. In just 15 minutes a day, you can clean and prepare your sewing machine for your next quilt project.

In this video I'll be showing you how I clean my machine and the tools I use to do this. 

You can watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

If you haven't seen the other episodes in this series, you'll can find them here.

Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive automatic notifications when new videos are posted. You can also click on the Chatterbox Quilts logo in the upper right corner on the video itself to go to my Youtube channel and subscribe. 

I'm almost at the end of the "Got 15 Minutes?" video series, so subscribe to see what my next series is all about.

If you have any other ideas on how to use 15 minutes a day to advance your quilting project, please post them in the comments area.