Saturday, March 24, 2007

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth

Honestly, I haven't! Wednesday I went up and babysat this adorable little monster! He's eating his lunch of Mac & Cheese and smiling for grandma. I just noticed he has that same trait from my side of the family that our eyes very nearly close when we smile!



I've also been working on my spring cleaning -- an hour at a time, 5 days a week and starting with the master bathroom. This morning I sealed the grout in the guarry tile floor -- so the bath is finished and sparkly! Next week I start on the closets in the master bedroom - an hour at a time - don't want to wear myself out! vbg

Quilting wise: I've been having a problem getting the tension just right on the longarm, and today had a problem with thread breaking, so after adjusting, readjusting, tightening top, loosening bobbin, etc, etc. Finally, I got the Maintenance 101 dvd out and put it in the dvd player upstairs. At first, I'd put it on pause, run downstairs, do what they said, run upstairs, etc. - a real pita. Finally got the laptop and put the dvd in it -- problem is the sound wouldn't work. Long story shorter -- I finally got the sound to work on the laptop (yay, me!), and was able to adjust the tension so it looks a lot better (will have to test on the next project to make sure). Changed the needle twice and finally stopped the thread breakage by slowing down -- I always seem to be in a race. All in all, the wallhanging below took two days to do and I need to bind it now. This was a pattern I designed and the fabrics are all from stash as this was the first sample I made up. I'd had the border fabric for probably 8 or 10 years -- loved it, just couldn't figure out what to do with it!

Gratitudes:

The pains Steph was having on Wednesday seemed to be the stretching of the ligaments, as her doctor's office suggested -- they went away and Wills is still kicking up a storm.

Patience (sometimes have a hard time finding it).

Perseverance.

Warm spring weather.

2 comments :

Dawn said...

OH what an adorable picture! I think the tension in a big machine like that would be my worst fear!

gwen said...

When I see the problems I sometimes have with the tension of my domestic machine, I can imagine what it is like on a big machine like yours. The Autumn quilt looks great and the quilting enhances it well. Take care.