Sunday, April 19, 2015

Happy Blogaversary to me!

Yes, 6 years April 13.  A picture of my Mom and I in front of the quilt I did of her. For the Saintly Mother Who Has Slipped and Fallen. My mother has since passed away. The house was sold and I have lost 75 pounds. The latter part was good. And I love my new house.

April 19, 2016

Whats Going On?

My Sweet 16 was hauled off to the repair shop and is back and ready for action. Thank goodness Anna's Sewing in North Omstead, Oh has become a Handi Quilter dealer. It saved me a long road trip. It does fit nicely in the back of my car. They were made for each other, I just hope it's a couple of years before it needs another repair.

I started this next piece on the Bernina and I will probably finish it there since I have it threaded and working. I an using a few decorative stitches which the Sweet 16 does not have.
So far I am happy with it. I think there will be more buttons. We’ll see.

This week was delivery time for Martha’s wedding for the Best of 2015 show at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus Ohio. The show opens May 3.

I also took some tag collages down for the gift shop. Some affordable delicacies. Yum! I love the float frames from Joann’s. Every time they are on sale I buy at least 2. I have been busy using up extra photos. And I put a descriptive dictionary word on each piece so it tells a story.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

An Unfortunate Break

This is as far as Ladies at the Pump has progressed. I was stitching away on the pump handle, contemplating the next color of top thread when I ran out of bobbin thread. I had 3 empty bobbins so I got out the winder and filled them up. I put the bobbin back in the machine and started back up when the needle decided to be a loosey goosey and embedded itself in the quilt. The machine let loose with a cry for help and decided to show the pink screen of Handi Quilter!! Yikes!!! Not good.

Since then it has refused to pick up the bobbin thread. I could drag the quilt over to my Bernina but the HQ Sweet Sixteen has spoiled me. I will haul the HQ off to the nearest dealer who has assured me they can fix it. They just got the HQ franchise a couple weeks ago. Good timing else I would have a 90 mile drive and back to Mentor, OH. Which I would have to make twice. Note this is not a good photo it really is squared up pretty much. I love the lime green, black and white table cloth in the background, I remember it being used at dinner in the 50's. Am I dating myself?

I will have to switch gears and work on the TAA member show piece I am calling Spanish Lady. I am liking the background fabric but it needs more contemplation.
Happy Easter, Passover, Spring. Eapasp?