My bobbin ran out this morning, my headphones are almost out of juice, and my Fitbit needed to be charged! But that's all good - it means that I'm using all of those things. What I need to remember is to attach the Fitbit to my arm before I walk the girls. Last week, I forgot, and I missed counting 5 KM. GRRR!
Hey -- every step counts, and as I do the countdown to the end of the year, I still have a couple of challenges that I'm closely monitoring. I need to be at 50% for my personal cross-Canada virtual walk - I'm currently at 48%. One more personal challenge needs less than 80 K to finish, and we need to keep on track to get to 60% on our group walk across the country. All is good - just don't forget to put the Fitbit on!!!
I'm happy to report that I made good progress quilting the customer quilt and working on my Cherrywood challenge. For the challenge, I have many components to make before I can start assembling the final project. All is going as planned, so that's a good thing. I figure another couple of hours, and the components will be finished. Then assemble and finally quilting.
But I have to put that away as I have a customer quilt to make and quilt before Christmas. I know - don't go there! It's a T-shirt quilt, so it doesn't require a lot of intricate piecing. That's going to be my focus over the weekend.
Yes, I know I'm a wee bit late, but some of my Christmas cards are in the mail, more are going in the mailbox this morning.
I got these photos from someone who watched one of my video presentations, and with her permission, I'm sharing them with you.
|An expensive kitty hammock|
|Cat checking me out on video!|
I did manage to eke out a bit of handwork the other day. The eyes went on the toy soldiers and the snowman. Santa got eyes and cheeks, and the smoke got done on the house.
|Hand embroidery FINISHED on these blocks.|
|Vintage Christmas book|
|41 of 42 blocks - DONE|
|Hand stitching waiting to be done|
|Leftover background fabric from Christmas Fig|
|The sashing and cornerstones for Christmas Fig|
Here's the situation in Studio B this morning. The big tubs of samples are packed up and ready to move out today. As well as a couple of sewing machines. And in the middle of that string of stuff is the rest of what needs to be put away after I sort through it. By tonight, this area will look much better. BUT the sorting will have to wait a day or two.
|Space in Studio B|
On one of the forums I belong to, I saw that a lady was complaining that she was wasting a lot of bobbin thread as her machine gave her this pop-up, and so she changed the bobbin. Well, the purpose of the pop-up is to let you know that you're running low, but you can keep sewing. I can't believe that she didn't try to continue sewing. Nope - she had a whole stack of almost empty bobbins and was complaining. Have you ever noticed that most complaints result from operator error? I know - it's happened to me.
Oh well - it was good for a laugh.
Speaking of the PFAFF creative icon, guess what? There's a NEW PFAFF creative icon 2 scheduled to hit stores in May. Here's a video to see a sneak peek of what it's all about. I can't wait to get my hands on it!!! Just scroll down to see the video. Oh my - the things it can do!!
Don't forget the Virtual Retreat this weekend.
Saturday, December 19 - from 6 PM - 9 PM.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82830374208?pwd=NFA2d1hOaFFwcEdhNFoveWlWeCs3QT09 Meeting ID: 828 3037 4208 Passcode: 150354
Sunday, December 20 - from 10 AM - 8 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83501535963?pwd=aXNvRXdzZG02NllIenB3V0M5NUpxUT09 Meeting ID: 835 0153 5963 Passcode: 032336
On that note, I'm out of here!!!
Have a great day!!!