I have no idea what whent wrong, but my machine has given up on me! It's not like I've been overusing it really... I did a little piecing today but that shouldn't have caused a problem.. I put together these four blocks for myself and also pieced for more just like them for Crazy'boutquilts earlier today while the twins napped...
and tonight I only had 2 other "minor" projects to sew tonight after the kids were in bed for the night -
1) Nora's bra
Yesterday Nora picked our her very first bra (yes, *sigh* she's only 4 years old and already BEGGING to wear one) and you can read all about the excitement here with photos :)
Anyway, even with buying the smallest size available, the straps are way too long and tonight after I begged her not to wear it to sleep in... (she really does want to be just like me, since my surgery I've been sleeping in one at night)
I had to promise that I'd wash it and have it dry and ready to wear again to school tomorrow (she got chocolate ice cream on it after supper tonight) so she agreed to take it off...
and after I washed it I took it to the machine to just simply tack it.. and got one strap sewn and when I hit the back up button to scure the stitch the machine locked up. nothing. would not go.
it wasn't hung up or tangeled thread - just the pedal woudln't make it go.
I turned off and on and off and on - and retreatded.. took bobbin out... nothing. ??? what up!? I even unplugged the foot pedal, and replugged in... nothing.
So I'm praying that turning it off for the night and giving it a rest that hopefully tomorrow it will be working... if not I'm gonna have to call the Bernina shop and take it over to the Big town and let them look at it.
and the other project I had planed to complete tonight was:
2) Sewing together the backing for the Bento Box quilt that I'm mailing off for Joann's Quilter's Stimulious Plan Project. She emailed me tonight and said if I'd like to use varigated thread, to go ahead and mail it to her. Whoo hoo! :)
Last week I pulled it out and hung it up on the fence to take these photos and measure it. It measures 74 x 59.5” so it’s a good lap size quilt ;) The quilt is made from blocks I received when I hosted a month for the Sunshine Quilters off the HGTV board. They each made me 8 "quarter blocks" ( I purposly asked them not to sew the quarters together b/c I planned to mix them up) and they did and mailed to me and I pieced together 3 quilt tops. This is the second of the three and until now I haven't had access to a longarm quilter.
Thanks to Joann's project, it will be quilted for $12 plus cost of thread, batting and shipping. A great deal don't cha think? ;) Yeah, if I can get the backing pieced and ready to mail!
and this other photo was also taken last week the day I took the other photos... that is the binding around my neck like a scarf. I was trying to look cute like my cutie chick Olivia :)
Sure hope tomorrow my Bernina will sew!! If not I may be calling up my friend Heidi and asking if I can come over to use her machine...
Love from Texas!