Didn’t we have a great meeting last month! Good job to everyone who pitched in and helped. And then the great lunch (Yummmmmmy) and then the icing on the cake, Mercy’s Hawaiian appliqué class. WOW, I just LOVE the second Saturday of every month!! J
Oh my goodness, can you believe we have only 3 weeks until the New Year? Amazing! Remember the old joke…”Why did the man throw the clock out the window?.......He wanted to see time fly!” Well, I think my clock is on it’s way out the window. October is gone put away the pumpkin decorations, now November take down the fall wreath on the door, and up goes the holly and mistel toe (my favorite), and get next years’ calendar ready to put up ‘cauz it won’t be but a blink and New Years is here.
In my world there is another way I can tell the year is coming to an end. How, you may ask????? Well, simple, I just look in my car. You know, Batman has his Bat Mobile, Evil Kanivel had his motorcycle and I have my QUILT MOBILE!!! Let’s see, On a good day I keep the front passenger seat free and open to hold my purse or passenger, (mind you I said a good day) in the back seat behind the driver, I have my Errands. The things I need to return, our dry cleaning, bags to give to kids and grandkids. Some new donations received for the Puppy Pillow Project I need to take in my house to make. On the other back seat I have my Rookie bag of goodies. Hand work I take to Rookies and Keys Quilters group, two PHD’s and fabrics that and I need help choosing for the boarders ‘cauz I’m so bad with that, so that’s in there. Oh and the fat eights roll I borrowed from Mary Jo. Directly behind that seat, I have a BOX of things for the luncheon, baskets, donations etc. Then I have the Puppy Pillows that are done and need delivering. (By the way because of all of you, I have donated 2 pillows to my vet, 13 pillows to Paws for you, a no kill shelter and hotel, and 9 pillows to the Humane Society. I have 5 more to deliver this week. Not bad for a bunch of bags of scraps – Right!! Keep ‘em coming quilters! I also have the boxes of hanging hooks and some things for the Feb quilt show…looks like they are going to have a lot of miles on them by time February gets here. (But at least I will know where they are at when we need them) (an issue I have with STUFF-----‘now Where DID I PUT THAT?? It has got to be here somewhere!!! ) In between the two back seats I have my OW bag for general board and general meetings and my grocery bags. And with all this, I still have room to buy groceries. Amazing, right! I should have been in the moving company business with all that I can pack in there!!! I say all this proudly because I DON’T THINK I am the ONLY one doing this. I can’t be, oh my word, what if I am…
So I have to tell you my adventure. As you know I showed you 5 PHD’s I completed this month. There would have been one more, but I have to do some UnSewing on that one… I have had my machine for about 8 years, and am just now starting to get use to my walking foot. Everyone has been raving about this foot lately so I said I would give it a whirl, and when everything is working well, I like it! BUT WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, THEY REALLY GO WRONG!!! I am sewing the binding on this large bed quilt. I get the first long edge on, and I like the way the fabric feeds so evenly. I turn the quilt doing that flip/fold of the binding to make mitered corner and nod to myself a happy thought. Re-fluffing the quilt to feed better and I go down the second short edge of the quilt and round that corner re-fluffing again, and on to the third long edge. As I am approaching the halfway mark, or thereabouts I feel some resistance on the quilt. But I preserver, fluff a little, and continue until I feel like I am shoving the quilt under the presser foot. So I think to myself, It MUST be the Walking Foot! Right. I look at it, can’t see anything so continue to re-fluffing the quilt. It just doesn’t feel right. There has GOT TO BE SOMETHING WRONG here………I try to keep sewing and I am now Really Feeling a Tugging Resistance. L L what could be wrong with that foot??? …………………..Lo and Behold I found the problem!! As I was so vigorously Fluffing my quilt, I got my table cloth caught onto the back of the quilt and was swing it to the binding. It looks like Yards and yards of table cloth sewn to my quilt. AAaaugh.
Where’s that seam ripper.
Happy quilting, See you in December
PS: note to self, remove table cloth from sewing table in the future!
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