I was suffering from the dreaded skipping of stitches while trying to free motion the chickadee this afternoon. My plan was to quilt it, bind it and move on.
In order to find the right color, I tried out a couple of different threads. When it skipped large stitches, I picked it out, changed needles and tried it on a sample piece. As soon as I sped up, it skipped, so I changed bobbin thread. Then I changed the top thread and the needle. You can feel the frustration can't you?
So, I finally got it fixed by going back to my Gutterman thread with my usual needle and it is working. The piece is only slightly larger than 8 by 10.
After all that I needed a break to distress for heaven's sake! So I'm having my snack and a cup of tea.
I did just receive some fun news though from the Sew Sisters fabric shop that is hosting the Blogathon next week. Since I chose to have fabric that would do for my chickadee pattern and it is quite small, they have suggested that I have 5 winners!!! Isn't that fun! So check back with me on November 20th and check out the other blogs participating as well. The button is on the right.