Back in November - actually on the day of the Santa Claus parade in Toronto, something happened. My radio station started to play Christmas music - 100% of the time. ACK! I don't mind Christmas music, but 100% of the time for the next 6 weeks? I don't think so.
My next alternative was to listen to my old station, but I still can't stand the co-host. She's just an air head and seems to have gotten worse. How people can listen to her is beyond me, yet I know she's very popular. So now, thanks to Ronda, I'm listening to 80s and 90s. But I'm a wee bit mixed up as all the radios in the house and the car seem to be on different stations. If I was good - I could get things all in order, but it's not a priority.
I had the best day ever yesterday. I was back sewing with the Monday group and it felt like I had never left! Well - it was weird to not have to run out at 9:30. But I was in my glory and we had a ton of laughs. I'm back!!!! And so happy to be there. Thanks to everyone for welcoming me back! I've missed you all.
I'll show you what I worked on tomorrow. Today, I'm going to show you what I did on the weekend. Oh yes - the floodgates are going to open and I'm cranking stuff out faster - well, not really, but at a faster rate than I was and some of this is actually for me! Imagine that!
I decided that while sewing a couple of quilt tops together on the weekend, that I could fire up the embroidery machine and do some embroidery on my Halloween project.
I must confess that it took me a few minutes to remember the steps for the machine embroidery applique technique and for the life of me, I couldn't remember how to load the file. But soon enough I was on my way.
|Starting a new block
NO - yes!!!! There was just enough. The last stitch was done and the thread disappeared into the sewing machine.
|No more thread on the spool
|However, the needle was still threaded
|All that was left of my black thread
|Embroidery is finished!
|18 of 25 blocks are done!
|Two more blocks - DONE
I have lots of other things that I'd like to embroider but I really don't want to start another project until this one is done. It's very time consuming and takes about 3 hours to complete each block. I'm able to work on other things while this is happening, but you have to babysit the machine in the event it needs a thread change or the bobbin runs out or the thread breaks (a rare occurence) or to place the applique fabric.
There is nothing like waking up at 4 AM and realizing that you have an entire hour to just relax in bed before it's time to get up. And once I get up, I'm not in a panic to get things done before I would have to hit the road in the dark and the rain to get to work. My commute was a mere 20 second while I went down two flights of stairs - oh and picking up a glass of water and putting the dogs out on the way. Yes - I'm enjoying this commute. Yes - I have work to do. I'm trying to finish up a magazine quilt today to get in the mail and I have appointments today and a few other bits of paperwork that need to be done. Trust me, I'm not lounging around in my jammies and reading all day.
I also discovered something yesterday and I asked my Dad to make me a gadget. My Dad of course jumped at the opportunity. I can't wait to try it and I'll let you know how it works, but I'm hoping it'll make my life a lot easier in making something which I'll share! How mysterious is that!
On that note, I'm out of here. Back to the long arm.
Have a great day!!!