I know we all have those days where nothing seems to go right, one thing after another – I guess I was just meant to be outside yesterday. I was going to machine quilt the baby quilt – first my thread kept breaking – then it was my needle! First the needle actually came loose and got jammed. Finally got that taken care of and changed needle, cleaned machine and got started again only to have not 5 minutes later the needle came loose again broke off. I have never had that happen on this machine before.
Finally got that all straightened out and Melanie called to ask if she and Aniya could come over – Aniya wanted to use the swing out in the yard – so yes of course they could come over and the sewing was put aside – tomorrow some work will get done?
The backing – I think I have 3 lines total done although this only shows 2 of them.
From the front.
Some of this area was quilted on Tuesday night while NCIS was on. I finally put it in a round hoop on the dining room table and worked on it in there.
The new set up – bring the secretary chair in the dining room, put it up at it’s tallest level and have the round hoop in my lap and the quilt piled up on the table. Across the way is the dining room TV to keep me company. I only lasted an hour though – just not the same as with the 3 roller. The big square hoop might work good for smaller quilts but the weight of this quilt just had too much drag on it – I folded it up and put it back in the workshop.
It was 70 degrees out and very windy and felt a bit cooler so Aniya had her hat and light jacket
No quilting or sewing last night – I went and got a bee sting on my right hand thumb – I thought I had a tissue thick enough to get a bee that I saw on the floor and I guess I didn’t have it as thick as I thought and it got me! Like I say – up in the low 70’s couple of days in a row and it got in the house! I think a day or two off sewing – we will see what it is like today. Last night it was throbbing.