I've been a little thin on the blog posts for two reasons. One is that I'm trying to finish up a few Christmas presents which I can't show. The second reason is my new sewing machine is still not cooperating. I thought I might have worked it out but, not so. Regular sewing seemed to be ok; however, free motion quilting continues to be a problem.
I thought it was better after I talked to the rep and got the right needles. I'd be free motion quilting when all of a sudden the thread would start breaking or the tension would go whacky.
This morning I got fed up and pulled out my old machine. After picking out the stitching I had a go and stitched this whole piece, no problems on my old machine.
I got the directions for this from Alicia Burke's site under her tutorials.
Now I have to see what to do about the machine. I hate confrontations! Once I started stitching on a machine that behaves, I could see that something was wrong.
Today is my husbands birthday and he's going out to the golf course for a couple of hours. It's freezing and the pins are all taken out, the crazy man. Probably the ladt day though.
I've made minestrone soup for supper which we'll have with his favourite lemon meringue pie. No, I didn't make it. I rationalize that if I make it, it' s a large pie, where as if I buy it from the bakery, it's smaller.
I hope upright Sunday is going well. I'm trying to talk myself into going for a walk in the damp cold.