Monthly Archives: October 2011

Aha moment and a ‘new to me’ aquisition today

So, I figured out the source of my frustration yesterday with thread breaking and stitches skipping all over the place on a baby quilt I was free motion quilting on.

It was this:

Every time my thread broke, there was a gummy residue on the needle that I had to pull off. 

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Aha moment and a ‘new to me’ aquisition today

So, I figured out the source of my frustration yesterday with thread breaking and stitches skipping all over the place on a baby quilt I was free motion quilting on.

It was this:

Every time my thread broke, there was a gummy residue on the needle that I had to pull off. 

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Frustration!! Where is my happy place anyway??

I started machine quilting on a baby quilt for a special baby today.  I started stitching in the ditch on the blocks vertically and then the plan was to start free-motion quilting on the resulting columns (Janome 6500).  I used a thicker Aurifil thread (don’t know the number) on the stitch in the ditch portion and no problemo. 

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My first experience as a pattern tester and Penelope Garcia…

I had a chance to test a pattern created by Deborah Cohen to be published by Arbee Designs.  Watch for this pattern folks!  It’s adorable and was very fun to make.

Giraffe at Kilimanjaro

Pardon my toes in the picture.  I had trouble cropping this photo!

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My first experience as a pattern tester and Penelope Garcia…

I had a chance to test a pattern created by Deborah Cohen to be published by Arbee Designs.  Watch for this pattern folks!  It’s adorable and was very fun to make.

Giraffe at Kilimanjaro

Pardon my toes in the picture.  I had trouble cropping this photo!

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A new experience…

I’ve heard about people who see colours when they hear music.  I don’t pretend to understand how that works.  I would think that it would be an amazing experience though.

But here’s what happened to me last night.  I’d love to know if something similar has happened to you. 

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A new experience…

I’ve heard about people who see colours when they hear music.  I don’t pretend to understand how that works.  I would think that it would be an amazing experience though.

But here’s what happened to me last night.  I’d love to know if something similar has happened to you. 

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