Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Fun & Games - Making Steady Progress
Fun & Games
Over that last few days I have spent quite a bit of time working on my Fun & Games quilt. I still have a few more whole blocks to make and then I need to tackle the partial blocks. This is just going to have to sit on my design wall for awhile because I am going to go on vacation for a week! I am flying to Nova Scotia with my Mom, my sister Glenda and her daughter Kim next week. We will be leaving on Wednesday and returning the following Wednesday. I am really looking forward to our trip. We plan on driving the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island and also doing some whale watching (hopefully!!) among other things. In anticipation of my trip I took my sewing machine in for servicing yesterday and I miss it terribly. I thought it would be the perfect time to take my machine in for some TLC and it should be all ready for me to pick up when I return. It really does need a good cleaning because I have had it for almost 2 years and I have not had it serviced since. I do try to keep it clean and lint free but I do use it most days and quite heavily so I am sure there is some lint inside that I am not able to access. I no longer have a backup machine because I gave it to my sister Cheryl when she decided she would like to make quilts. I was originally going to give her my MIL's machine but I could not find it anywhere. There is a bit of an upside and that is I have been working on hand quilting my green Seven Sisters quilt and I am now more than half done - hip hip hooray!