Monday, November 28, 2016

Busy Weekend

This is my pal Kathy French, one of the SSOBB members, who visited me on Saturday. She and her husband stopped by on their way home from Vermont. We had a nice visit. Isn't the color of her jacket terrific?





I sewed a few of my scrappy triangle blocks together. The bottom photo is back side of the block.  All the backs of my quilts look like this. Neat, with no straggly threads.

My sewing machine has to go back to the shop. It doesn't cut the threads consistently and it makes a noise when I sew like two pieces of metal are banging against each other. Bummer. The guy opens and closes within my normal work day and isn't open any evenings, so it means a Saturday visit and a week without my machine. Argh.


I spent a lot of the rest of the weekend organizing a calendar of my quilts for 2017, doing a bit of online shopping, paying bills and reconciling the checkbook. I've been neglecting the avalanche of paper on my desk, and at least now I've made a dent in it. The shredder will be getting a workout soon.

Oh, and whoever asked about making "slabs," here's a link to a blog post where I talk about how I do it.



6 comments:

Nancy J said...

Your link, what a heart warming part of your life, a wonderful lady, and if only she was here today. Love those blocks, front and back views equally.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Get yourself an old straight stitch machine for times like this. Backup machines are like backup plans and they don't cost much. Love the slabs and triangles.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great to see you and Kathy together - and such super smiles!!

MrsB said...

Time for a backup machine!

Allison said...

Oh no! My sewing machine was off sick last week and I had to file insurance claims, put paper away, do laundry, buy Christmas presents! You have my sympathy. FWIW, I don't find it at all happy to sew on the machine I thought was my backup. It just makes me swear at it for not being my good one.....

Mary Howland said...

My suggestion is o call the repair guy and see if he's working early or late so you could bring in the machine. Last summer my machiine was due for servicing but decided to try a new place which had been recommended. I told them i need this back by Fri. night as I leave for retreat early Sunday. It was done and I took it home and sewed. It sounded funny but sewed so much better. My Sat. was chock full of errands so I emailed them and noted the problem. I told them when I'd be in with my machine. The repair person emailed me back but I wasn't home. I showed up, all was made fine. The problem was me that I hadn't heard the noise because of other things. The repair person came in on his day off to meet me. The owner assured me that if the machine wasn't fixed, he would have given me a machine to use on my retreat.

After all this - you probably already tried asking so ignore my comment.