26 November 2009

on this day...


25 November 2009

Accidents Happen

My three year old was hanging out with me the other day as I was sewing.  I had told him he could cut the thread scraps (with scissors I didn't think were very sharp).  All of a sudden my machine stopped.  I found that the cord to my pedal was snipped.  He wasn't hurt--thank goodness!  I called the repairman, but he was three days out.  No sewing for three days?  I decided to fix it.  I have seen my hubby do enough electrical work that I figured I could do it too.

Here is a pic after I stripped back the outer cover.

Covered with electrical tape.

I am happy to say that it works good as new.  And yes, when I can part with it for a few days I will get it professionally fixed.

five year old photographer

This is what you get when a five year old takes your pictures.

The 'while I am fixing my hair' picture...

the headless picture...

and the "mommy, I really want twenty just a few sideways" picture.

It was a lot of fun having a photo shoot with him.

This is the one my hubby nominated for my blog photo.  He loves the crazy eyes!

16 November 2009

Two Firsts

First First...  Free motion quilting.  I LOVE IT!  I am definitely a beginner, but I sure learned a lot.  Now I just need more practice.  I just recently got a new machine and my old one didn't have the free motion foot, so I always just did straight lines.  It was SO FUN to create a different look.

Second First...  Hand stitching binding.  Up to this point I have successfully avoided hand stitching on my bindings.  Once I start a project I like to get it done as quickly as possible.  Hand stitching never sounded too appealing.  Than I took the plunge and I REALLY enjoyed it!  It was one of those mindless things, like folding laundry, that gives you the opportunity to just slow down.

The best thing about all of this is that they were done on my first quilt pattern for sale, which will be for purchase soon.  Infact, this photo is a little sneak peek of it.

My Life

I think winter is finally here.  Than again, it was 60 degrees just last week.