We are told that we must keep our brains engaged. Stimulating our brains daily helps to ward off mental illness like Alzheimer s and Dementia. If the last couple of days continue - my brain is in NO danger of succumbing to any mental illness - well does insanity count as a mental illness???
I have been working like mad on doing TWO blogs a day and when one of them is more than just your personal ramblings - well you have to work a bit harder at it. I've been testing the sewing machine, then trying to get better pictures, and then the actual act of writing the blog and loading it was a "challenge" because it was new to me software. However I think that by tomorrow - all the bugs will be worked out.
Here is the link to the latest blog post about the Husqvarna Viking H|Class 100 Q.
I am shocked - I have the Designer I (also a Husqvarna sewing machine). I purchased it in 1998. At that time - it was the top of the line sewing machine. And I thought I had a super machine. Well there are many new models that have come out since then and I never once considered an entry level machine. Why would I want that? That is for beginners. Well after spending the last couple of days with this machine - I WANT ONE!!!!!! Even my dealer thought I had lost it when I talked to them about getting one. (I know - I already checked for availability!!!) They NEVER thought I would want one. However - cottage, RV, backyard, classes, retreats????? You name it - my good machine never has to leave the house again!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway - check out the link above and see what this little machine is all about. It really is a neat little machine.
In all the craziness of yesterday, I did manage to get a customer quilt done!!!!!!!!!!!
|Detail of quilting|
Then Carm was over last night and we were working on our Buggy Barn quilts.
I was struggling with the tips of some small narrow parts. These are the stripes on the cat and I did NOT like the tips. They were bulky - they were ugly and they were pointy.
|So I pressed the point flat again. I then ran a basting stitch around the point and about 1/4" down on both sides of the point. Didn't bother to take the freezer paper out. Gently pulled up the basting stitch and I had a PERFECT curve!!!!!!!!|
It was a whole lot flatter on the wrong side - way smoother on the front and I just "invented" a new technique. Not really, but it sure worked slick. I redid all the stripes on the cat and I am now ready to glue it down in preparation of stitching. Thanks so much to Carm for getting me off my butt to make that happen. This technique will work like a charm on sharply rounded leaf ends, flower petals and many more places.
Carm has been making progress on her Garden Party - here is her Canadian flag. Thanks to M's friend for drawing us the flat.
|Folky Canadian flag|
Yes - I know I am really late with the blog - had embroidery club, trimmed a quilt, loaded another quilt and now I must get it quilted. This week is just a crazy week and the next few days are going to be the same!!!!
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!