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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
No Janome
Well, Dijanne and I find ourselves in a similar situation but for different reasons. In her case, Husqvarna sent her the wrong cord for the machine she was using. In my case, I just can't find the darned thing!! I have had the #1 sitting next to the Deacon's bench in the hall for months, waiting to take it downstairs. I had listed it and my Pfaff for sale. The Pfaff sold first so I kept the Viking as my backup machine when I bought the Janome. I had a bunch of *stuff* and the cord in a plastic bag on top of the 2 notebooks my DH got me for the #1. Well, I can find ONE notebook and the machine but not the second book or the cord. The Janome went in last Thursday for a cleaning and general tune-up in preparation for the trip to Columbus and now I find myself without a working machine!! ACK! Well, not completely without a machine! I DO have 2 Featherweights. So, out came momma Rose's machine which was already in my *studio.* Rose is my best buddy of 35 years mom and we moved her into an assisted living facility a few weeks ago because she was getting virtually NO stimulation at home with her caregiver (who was quite content to sit and watch TV all day with Rose) and she was mentally going right downhill. Well, Rose isn't going to be doing any sewing there so, Tara told me to go ahead and take the machine (Rose had promised it to me as neither Tara nor Tim's wife, Lori, sew). Well, out it came. I even remembered how to thread it without looking in the book (I haven't use a FW since college when I still had my mom's machine) and it sewed just fine. Of course, all I can do is a straight stitch (ok, I do have the ruffler attachment).

Well, some friends from the Chicago area just adopted a little boy so.....I am doing what I said I wasn't going to do again....I am making a baby quilt. I had this great Laurel Burch fabric I got from eQuilter and it is just so bright!! Found a pattern I liked at Quilter's Cache (Mother's Own) and proceeded to cut the fabric for a block to see how I liked it. Well, I remembered why I don't do traditional....I just don't do well with matching points and perfect "scant" 1/4 inch seams!! I do free, liberated, intuitive work. Ok, so I have problems with following directions and cutting perfectly (close enuf is my favorite line). Hopefully the next block will turn out better (which means I won't be working on it tonight since I've had 2 Vicodin to combat a migraine).

I can't wait until Thursday so I can have my Janome back!!

Unfortunately, working in the dark is making my head hurt worse so...tah, tah for now!!

posted by Teri Springer @ 7:48 PM  
  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger Anne said…

    So, what are matching points? Perfect seams? lol
    I was going to make my little sister a fabulous baby quilt. Instead, I bought some of that sumptiously soft Minky fabric and some Laurel Birch flannel. The most time consuming part was putting a binding on..but I managed! :) And..they love it. It's so soft and bright. A personal gift and it only took me an hour. I think I like that approach!
    I did make a pieced quilt for a friend, but just used the Quiltmaker Snuggler pattern. My 6 yr. old used this same pattern, only we cut the strips random widths...viola! No matching seams!
    Have fun with your quilt. And I hope your migraine is gone by now.

  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Karoda said…

    Teri, how often do you take your Janome in for service? I've had mine since September and other than cleaning out the lint I've never taken it in or oiled it. The wick still has oil when I touch it.

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