Monday, November 27, 2017

The Scrappy Bee Michelle post #1 11/27/17

My name is Michelle and I am a wife, sister, daughter, aunt, mother, grand mother and very recently became a great grand mother.  I am a quilter, an embroiderer by machine and hand.  I cross stitch and I am a tole painter.  Sometimes I have a lot to say, ok.....most of the time I have a lot to say and sometimes I don't have much to say.  This blog will be about my work, quilting.  I am a professional Long Arm Quilter.  I have been quilting for close to thirty years and got my first long arm machine in 2014.
I love it!!!  In 2016 I upgraded to a new machine, my Gammill Classic Plus.  Shortly after that I started my business here in Reno, NV called 'The Scrappy Bee Quilting Services'.
I belong to a group of quilters here in Reno and we call ourselves 'The Old Dollies'.  We are a fun group and meet once a month at my studio to visit, eat and sew the day away.  It's so much fun and I love all the wonderful ladies in our group.
I also LOVE sewing machines.  I have a healthy collection, some may call me crazy but I love collecting them.  I clean them, tune them, replace any parts that need replacing and use them each occasionally.  I will be introducing them to you as my blog progresses.  I believe I have.....hummmmm......40 machines here in my studio.  Crazy HUH?!?  I believe I have at least 6 or 7 more at home.  I told you, I LOVE my sewing machine.  I don't love any one over the other,  I don't have a preferred brand, I love them all.  I have been collecting them for many years.

I also love my dogs and my birds.  I have a bunch of Mini Schnauzers and an African Grey and a Double Yellow Headed Amazon.  There is never a dull moment in my house.
I have a few things I am currently working on and can't wait to share my progress with you.
Thank you for reading my blog, if you've stuck with me this far.  🙂
I will be posting when time allows, and to share my current projects.
Have a Wonderful day and "Keep On Stitchin".