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Friday, September 23, 2011

I'm baaaaaaack!

Hello everybody!  I see we have a new follower, hey there Francine!  It's been so long since I've posted ... I was thinking it was 4-5 days but then Renea pointed out to me, it's been almost TWO WEEKS!!  Where does the time go??  Did you miss me?  I missed you!

Lately I've been in a mood or funk or rut or slump... you name it, who knows?  Didn't feel like quilting, didn't feel like blogging - neither hopping nor posting!  Then I had cold/allergy symptoms, and I REALLY didn't want to deal with it!  Well, whatever it was, I was in there for about two weeks.  Then when Charlene told me she goes through the same thing sometime, I felt better - it's a normal thing evidently.  Assuming Char is normal, hehehe!   Just kidding, just kidding!

Anyway, yesterday I "ris up" and felt like sewing - WOOT WOOT!  I sewed 2 blocks of a project I'm working on for November and attached the binding on the back of my Wickedly Easy quilt.  This morning I got up bright and early (8:30 for us retired folks!!) and was machine sewing down the other side when my Singer went kablooey!   The fabric just simply stopped moving under the needle - well darn!

I took it into Hancock Fabrics so Jeff the wizard could look at it (by the way, he's the only person who has EVER worked on my Singer Touch n Sew lo these 40 years) and he told me the gear that moves the feed dogs broke.  He recommended replacing that one and another one, because if one broke, the other one might not be far behind.  I figure after 40 years it was due to break so I told him to go ahead... $95 isn't a bad investment, I plan on keeping the Singer another 40 years!

Now on to pleasant stuff - my Wickedly Easy quilt!
It's done but it still looks like the flimsy I showed a few months ago.  I'm not very good at photographing my stuff - I think I need Madam Samm to orchestrate my layouts!

Above shows part of the backing fabric... I pieced together three different fabrics that had basically the same colors.

I tried to show a closeup of the quilting here.  You can't see the pattern very clearly, but it was beautifully long-arm quilted by Bernerdett, a member of my guild.  She recently added a computer operated doohickey to her long-arm.

Anyway, I need to finish sewing down the binding - don't worry, I can use my Janome!  Then it'll be ready to give to my niece, J'Nai, at her college graduation in December, yaaaaay!

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. Nobody can tell you what that means exactly anyway. Best I figured out is that it is being average with no highs or lows which definitely doesn't sound like fun. I am glad you are back and love the quilts.

  2. I thought maybe you were off on a trip. You see what happens when you retire? You actually learn to relax and not push yourself. I gave myself a year of that and then said OK now it's time to get stuff done!

  3. We have missed you. Glad to see that you are back in the saddle.

  4. awwww, you guys make me blush ... sorta. Isn't life funny, though - I thought when I retired I'd do nothing but quilt all day!


  5. Linda, you had hit the ground running even before you retired and seemed to be getting more done in a month than I do in a year! At that rate you might get kicked out of the SlowPokes. (If it weren't for my scrap box I might still be in a slump too).

  6. Glad to see you back. I thought I would be doing a lot of quilting since retiring last December. I have not started on any of my projects. I need at least three days of non-stop sewing.LOL!!!!

  7. Thanks for the shout out! Welcome back to blogging/sewing world :-) Gorgeous start so far..



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