That carpet


The one thing I like the LEAST about my new studio is that carpet.  My first quilting machine started on carpet, then I moved to painted concrete, then to hardwood floors, and now back to carpet.  I hate it.  But then, I’m not a big fan of carpet, period, so I might be biased.

For one thing, dropped pins are likely to get themselves shoved into the pile of that Berber.

For another thing, this particular carpet is in desperate need of a really good cleaning.  Yuck.

It’s kind of fun to take and then post pictures of my surroundings that I haven’t “staged.”

Do you ever “snoop” at pictures that people have posted, wondering about the “stuff” that they left in the frame?

Well, here you go.  Here’s the scoop on my stuff:


The quilt has since had it’s borders added.  Will is going to quilt this one for the Kids Can Quilt category at the Machine Quilter’s Exposition in New Hampshire.  Joe’s quilt is almost pieced.  These are the two quilts I’ve mentioned in previous e-mails.

The quilt is one of my own design.  I think this is my third version of it.  The pattern is almost written.  Pretty soon I’m going to be looking for pattern testers for a number of different patterns.  If I don’t keep getting sidetracked by a million other things.

(Did you notice MY handwriting in the picture?)

Mary Jo asked about the quilt you could see in the background of yesterday’s picture.  That one is a quilt that my friend Miki designed for me when I wrote my 2nd machine quilting book.  It’s called Gotcha Covered (the link takes you to Knots & Bolts).  The quilt on the pattern cover looks totally different.  *MY* version of the quilt is on the front cover of my book.

More Meandering Magic cover

And somewhere, I have a picture that shows more of it…but where?

Well, this shows more of it, but you have to ignore the extra “stuff” in this picture:


(Though they are awfully cute stuff.  Anybody want them?  You can have them.  Two for the price of one, today only.)




  1. tracey petersen says:

    I am no fan of carpet either – we have none in our house.

    (I thought that you had a giant bag of m&ms on your quilting table to provide a little extra energy for any big quilts)

  2. BethL says:

    LOL Suzanne, I’m with you on the extra “stuff” in photos. I’m always trying to crop out the stuff that I forgot to move before snapping the pictures LOL. But I also think on blogs the little things in a picture make the picture seem more realistic.

    I’m too am not a fan of carpet. We don’t have any carpet in our home at all. All the floors are either tile, slate, painted concrete or hardwood.

    Please keep me in mind when you need pattern testers. I love testing new patterns 🙂

    Have a great day!

  3. Mary Jo Jones says:

    Thanks for the info on your quilt…it is gorgeous! I like it better than the one on the pattern…will have to think about getting the pattern. Thanks for all you share including the boys…they are precious!

  4. Lauri says:

    I was too busy looking at the cool quilt to see all the other stuff. But when I take pictures of my own, then I notice all the junk in the background and I feel like I need to clear all the junk away and take another picture. So don’t worry, I wasn’t being nosey!


  5. Alycia says:

    Send em on – two for one is a good deal… I hear they empty the dishwashers!

    Okay – now who cares about the extras when there is a cool quilt to focus on. Love it. Tester volunteer here.

  6. Jill says:

    I do look at the back ground in pictures just to see what others leave out. And I try to not have any background in my pictures. 🙂

    Also, I must be living under a rock! I had no idea that you were the same Suzanne who wrote that book! And I had looked at it a couple of months ago to buy it. Small world!

  7. Jami says:

    Watch out, or you’ll be minus 2 boys! 😉 Sounds like a heck of a bargain today! Love the new quilt you are working on…keep me in mind when you need to test the pattern. I really like that!

  8. Jean S says:

    M&Ms are fuel for quilting aren’t they? Breakfast of champions!

    Those boys look absolutely angelic – you would miss them, admit it!

  9. Mary says:

    I’m definitely a carpet person (but I do like it to be clean) and that’s some cute stuff in the photo with the quilt. My cute stuff left on Monday and while I LOVED having them here visiting it was nice to get back to my routine when they left. I guess I’m getting old and set in my ways. (But by old I mean younger than Deb, much younger 🙂

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