It’s thunder storming outside. Not good news when I want to work on my quilting machine. We all know someone who’s had a TV or computer or other electronic device get fried because of lightening. Well, I don’t use my quilting machine during thunderstorms for that very reason. In fact, I don’t even have it plugged in unless I am using it. Frida (my machine’s name) cost $20,000… as much as a car and as big as a car. God forbid something happens to her.
I am scheduled out about 8 months now. I do my best to predict about how long it will be before I can get to a customer’s quilt, but sometimes I’m under the weather (pun intended) and need to take a sick day just like other “humans.” And, sometimes it’s the weather keeping me from working on a quilt. In September (mid to late), Frida goes in to the shop for her spa treatment (maintenance), so I will be without her for a couple of weeks… another reason I can’t get to a customer’s quilt.
The reason I am telling you all this is because I hope you will be forgiving if I cannot get your quilt done when I tell you. So far, I’ve done pretty well with getting quilts done ahead of time, but I’ve never been booked this far out. I WILL get to it, though, and I will get those quilts that need to be finished for Christmas done if you can get them to me by December 1st at the latest. November 15th would be even better. I never know what tomorrow will bring.