Thursday, April 28, 2011
We spent most of the morning learning about our machine and its inner workings and how to choose the correct needle for the thread of choice. I have wondered for years what that felt disc that came with my machine was for, and now I know! Also, do you know when to use the vertical versus the horizontal thread spindle? Its the little things which make a big difference in your quilting.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Between two family gatherings, an egg hunt, wonderful church service and and sittng under the shade tree there has not been much sewing going on here.
I did get ready for a workshop tomorrow with Jane Garrison, of YLI. This workshop is called Sewing Zen and its all about how to use different threads and needles in machine work. Hopefully after the workshop, I will no longer be afraid to adjust my tension!
These were both short days, as there were rain delays in the morning, and special Easter activities in the late afternoon.
But its coming along very nicely!
Thanks for stopping by,
Friday, April 22, 2011
With the recent hail storm and high winds, we found that we have roof damage and will have to replace the roof. The limbs, while not the main cause (that would be the hail), are contributing to the decline in the roof. Also - during those high winds, we had a fear that one of those limbs, or maybe even the tree was going to crash through our roof.
We have a good many plans in this renovation project, including covering all the wood trim and siding on the back of the house with vinyl - no more painting. Can you tell we are getting ready for retirement?
Stay tuned....more pictures tomorrow.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Think about just leaving it there as a kind of curiousity for the future?
Hmmmmmm....well I did...see that kind of odd shaped bump there?
It's hard, too!