My goodness it seems like forever since I last posted. Life in Podunk is just a whirlwind of things to be done. It occurred to me yesterday I'm in serious need of a slow down, regrouping, a day ahead plan. In my efforts to accomplish so much I'm actually accomplishing less. I'll add "list making" to the list of
to-do's! It's a big vicious circle isn't it!
So here's the design wall. The applique is finished, all that needs to be done is to finishing piecing the blocks. The blocks on the wall are pieced....
...but I've a stack that's been waiting for what seems like forever.
The plan for the quilt was a complicated border, but at this point I'm thinking of simplifying it just so I can call it done. Last night I managed to sew a partial block before running out of bobbin thread.
This little bobbin holding tree was full of bobbins with different colors and thread weights. I've been using the partial bobbins for piecing quilts. Well I've finally used up all the oddballs and need to wind more bobbins. Yeah! or so I thought. THE BOBBIN WINDER IS BROKEN! GRRRRR! This machine was serviced two months ago. Oh it spins, then stops after about 3 or 4 rotations. Filling these two white bobbins took about 15 minutes. Most of that time was me trying to figure out how to make it work, and I did.
Where there's a will, there's a way. A little spring needed a little help. I'm sure my machine service man would cringe if he sees me doing this, but a gal's gotta do whatever gets the job done. I know the lady at the shop reads my blog occasionally, lets hope she keeps this one to herself. Now do I take it back in to the shop, or keep doing this, or do I go buy another stand alone bobbin winder? I had a stand alone winder, never used it because my machine winder worked so well. So I gave it to a friend.
Well it looks like this will need to be my standard operating procedure. There's far more important things to worry about and get done. A trip into town for servicing or a bobbin winder isn't on the top of my to-do list
(that still needs to be made).
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Love Laugh Quilt
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