Monday, February 16, 2009

Stash Report and Loser Monday

I have nothing to report for the stash report. I won't count it as out of the stash until I send the top to LTW and since I have not sent anything, nothing in and nothing out.

Weight loss Monday:
I lost 3.8 pounds for a total now of 12.2 pounds total. Yeah me!!

I am working on Karen and Cory's quilt and got 2 more blocks finished. I am also working on the Chubby Chicks pattern for the St. Patrick's quilt give away for 2010. I decided on Sunday that I would make the pinwheels and flying geese for the pattern and then do a few more blocks for K &C's quilt. Well, apparently my Bernina had other plans. I began sewing and was humming along nicely when all of a sudden I ran out of bobbin thread. No big deal, I wound some bobbins and popped one in and WHAT??? What is this tangled mess of threads?? Unthread the machine, replace the bobbin and let's try this again. What??? Still tangled threads?? *sigh* This sad senario repeated itself until I finally realized that she needs to go to the shop and have Jay look her over. I tried everything I know how to do but to no avail. MAJOR frustration. Now I have another little machine that I take along places but there are things I can't do on her (Like blanket stitch) or interesections. I *can* do those but the little edge on the 1/4" foot makes going near pins difficult. It also lacks the Angler, which I really really love for HST. I had received a perfectly clear (like the angler) for Christmas so I put it on the Janome and did a little sewing. But my heart wasn't in it. I took out the chicks and did the blanket stitch by hand around some of those. Actually around a LOT of those. My fingers are sore this morning. I asked DH to please take my machine in to see Jay and have him fix her. He is being a good sport and will go first thing. I need her back by the end of the month as I am taking a class in Indiana the beginning of March ( with Marsha McCloskey) to learn feathered stars. Keep your fingers crossed for me!! *sigh* it's always something, right??

8 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's always something, you're right. I think a misbehaving sewing machine is one of life's greatest frustrations. Marsha McCloskey is the author of my first ever quilt book, a fun workshop awaits you, I'm sure...

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great job on the weigh loss. WOOHOO Keep it up!

Regi said...

Awesome job on the weight loss. Congratz!!!

Gina said...

Great weight loss.

sorry about your machine but it'll be fixed soon and you can get back to sewing.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jenessa said...

great job on the weight loss, sorry about the machine frustration!

Faith said...

well done with the weight loss. Im sorry to hear about the machine I know its just so so frustrating when the machine doesnt do its job.
I love your photos where you went on Valentines day.... those pictures can give you ideas for blocks and quilt ideas they are great.

Taryn said...

Way to go on the weight loss. You're doing an outstanding job!!

glenni said...

super big congrats on that weight loss. keep it up, you are on a roll!!!

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