This seems like the perfect day for me to finally make a post on my blog. Who knows where the time has gone, in a good way? I have complaints (well, other than the usual ones...).
We had a fabulous day. We had our grandkids over the weekend. My grandson Ryan, who is 8, has been sewing up a storm. He finished a bag for my daughter's friend this weekend (a project he's been working on for weeks). He used charm squares, variegated threads, both my Juki and Janome, adorable cherry fabric for the lining. I told him to make sure to get a picture of him with the woman and the bag! [note we took the grandkids back to their house in SF; when I came home, I found my little iron FACE DOWN on my pressing table. Ryan needs to remember to TURN OFF the IRON!!) VBG
Here is a picture of me, my husband and our 4 grandkids. Who wouldn't feel blessed?? Little Emma hates being in pictures... Can you tell?? vbg
And, by the way, this is what San Francisco looks like. And can you stand little Eli's tummy??
What have I been doing? I finally finished ALL the 98 triangle gathering blocks! YEAH! Now to set them... Note that I didn't have an iron out to press these (I was in Hawaii for a quick trip and didn't bother with pressing)... Read on for the story of my bobbin case breaking... UGH
What an enormous project. Who knew, when I started, that it'd be 98 blocks? My blocks are an odd size... 7" finished!! I have gone back and forth on settings. My latest idea is to just sash them and use bright setting squares. Stay tuned.
so the story of my machine in Hawaii?
I bought a machine 10 yrs ago when we remodeled this condo that we purchased. I only use it once every six months, when I go but every time it purrs. This time, for an unknown reason, I decided it was time ti clean it and I took apart the bobbin area. Went to put it back together and the bobbin case wouldn't stay put. Thank goodness for the internet, Youtube and Google! I realized my bobbin case was missing the little hook that slips into the little opening. I was so lucky that I found one in Lihue and was able to replace it for all of $2.75. I was ready to buy a machine and return in before I left!
The good news is that I found out that my little Kenmore machine, Less than $150, was made by Janome!! WHOOHOO. Of course I didn't take a picture of the broken part. But who ever heard of a bobbin case BREAKING???!!!
Anyway, we had a great mother's day. I hope you did too, however you choose to celebrate it. Even caring for animals makes you a mom, in my book! (or a husband, for that matter!!).
Promise to post more the rest of the month. Heading up to the cabin tomorrow for about 10 days...need to check on my mom!