Thursday, February 17, 2011

Let's Go Green

I am so glad I’m beginning to feel better. I give myself a large choco chips cookies as a get well wish. I’m finally starting to sew and to paint again. I miss my hobby and 'only me time'. I’m so much in a Holiday Season mood and I don't want to be ruined by any rush projects I should be posted by next couple weeks. I’m bummed that I’ve missed a whole week of sewing but I’ve used my sick time for lots of thinking and planning. I’ve learned a lot about myself by having to slow down for awhile. 

Number one, I need to swap any little things away. 
Two, play truant.. and then play some games with my son.
Three, measure off my fabrics before I do anything else for the day. 
Four, I truly love quilting and hope I always have time for it! 
Five, quilters do come true! 

Now let's check this out. It is mom's old pillow sheet. The fact, we have to change it with a new one. But  I really like that pillow sheet, because the fabric is so soft. That's why I need to add some this & that.. so,  it gets a reason to stay on our living room..... hey, I'm dressed!

I officially introduce you my private assistant.
There he is..... LOL.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Oh yess... & it is Spoon Stand Cover

Morning... & afternoon all ^_^
Here I'll show you what I've sewed last night as I promised. Have I drove straight for my quilt?? I don't think so..

It is not satisfying me enough. The fact is.. I could not sat nicely while I was trying to finish this cover. And I forgot to add a handle on top of it:(

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oh nooo

As I worked, I never got a full day of sewing. When I got a little time to do, there'll always be some interuptions. "Mom, where's my crayon... mom, can I get my tea now... mom, Ipus is missing.." and so on. Pfiuuh.. *wiping my sweat*
Now the bulk of the unfinished quilts increased. I'm not a weigh lifter, so I had to slow down and do another house work after each episode of sewing rows together. (Surely, I need a studio/quilting room to make it easy to finish all quilts... *pray!*)

Oh noo... look, who sewed that?
Sweetheart, did you sew those lines??
Did I sew that wonky thing?!
Well, I confess.. it was really the new machine. And yes that I can't drive straight. And still I have no idea to fix it:( Or maybe I need some exercises..
Ok, it's enough for today. We will see how the next ones come out.. tomorrow. *still I can't imagine what that 'wonky thing' would be tomorrow*
Happy Friday, everyone... ^_^


Anytime I started to sew something, I had a little problem and then, all of a sudden, it stopped. And in my zig zag & another stitches, it seems to not catch the bobbin thread in the second half of the zigzag. So I end up with a straight stitch in my zig zag setting.
Now I need a glass of wine (did I say wine?! hey.. I dont drink alcohol!), leave it alone for a bit, come back, and futz a bit... and it seems ok for about one quilt block. And then it starts eating thread again.
Is the machine really that sensitive to thread & needle?? It didn't seem to matter for a while. But now it seems so picky!
So, is this something that I need to bring my machine on for? Or am I just an idiot when it comes to needle & thread usage?!
I'll probably need more wine to bring it in. But if any of you have the "ouch!" solutions, I'm all ears!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mini Tote Bag

Now I just need some favor taking a picture of it. None is usually home during the day when it’s light out so I can take a pic outside. Maybe I’ll set up a close line or something