Friday, May 26, 2017

A Small Final Finish Amongst the Sew Woes


Sorry for the sad photo but we've been experiencing some gloomy weather for the past few days.  I finally quilted the small wallhanging I made last year during my epic World Series bet with my dear friend, Dee, whom I met when we were members of Pat Sloan's Facebook Group.  The "C" represents both of our baseball teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.   I wrote about the outcome of this bet in an earlier post, you can read about it here.  I intended to finish this top which was made with Pat Soan's Hometown Girl fabrics before the start of the baseball season but several projects needed to get done first and I am glad to say that I am finally free to work on some other projects.  

Unfortunately my Juki needed servicing; one of the problems was that the bobbin winder would not work which meant I couldn't sew if I needed a certain color thread.  I was without my Juki for over a week and when I finally received it back this past Tuesday, I worked on quilting this top.  Sad to say, I was only able to wind one new bobbin when it stopped working again and for some reason, five small drops of black grease from the Juki dropped on the center part of the top while I was machine quilting.  What is really frustrating about this is that the new bobbin winder ring  which was ordered was never installed, it was just left on the thread holder. The repairman just gave me the back my machine without realizing he never installed it.  I thought he blew me off when I asked what was wrong with the bobbin winder.  Nevertheless, I have to make another trip to the shop next week which is really frustrating since my husband  has some problems with his sciatica and I don't want him carrying my machine--he might drop my Juki and oh yeah, I don't want him to aggravate his condition since he's doing physical therapy, I have to lift and carry this heavy mama myself from the basement, to the garage, from the parking lot to the shop, etc.  And to think I was planning on purchasing a new sewing machine from this shop which I may still do but definitely not from them.

The Hometown Girl Quilt is now hanging on my front door, just in time for Memorial Day and will remain there throughout the summer.  I hope everyone have a wonderful and safe holiday and good weather will be yours.

P.S.  Just to bug Dee, I'm telling her during the NBA Finals, that the "C" is for Steph Curry.  I still remember that smug photo she sent me of her and Buster the dog with their Cleveland wear when the Indians were leading the Cubs 3-1.  Thankfully, I kept the faith.

Linking Up With:

Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish It Up Friday
Busy Hand Quilts: Finish Or Not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict: Can I Get A Whoop Whoop

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  1. Nothing more frustrating than when your machine isn't working, except for getting oil on your fabric. Uffda.

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    1. I know, I feel lost without my sewing machine. In all of my years of sewing, this is the first time machine grease got on my quilt, why it had to happen when the fabric is light----grrrrr!

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  2. How frustrating that your Juki is misbehaving! I hope everything is resolved soon and sewing can resume!

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    1. Yes Suz, it is. My son was wondering why I was napping on the couch last Sunday afternoon and my husband said it was because my sewing machine wasn't at home. I do have my eye on a new machine!

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  3. I am glad you ended your post by making me smile! To hear about being blown off by a repairman on our beloved machines makes me angry. I hope you won't hurt yourself carrying your Juki around though... This quilt is adorable and perfect for the front door! I badly want to make a hanger and change minis out monthly on my front door but I worry about the sun fading them because we face west.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. It's nice making the small quilts --they're so doable but I'm guilty of keeping the same ones up for a long time. I have my eye on a new machine for a back-up to the Juki. BTW, your CT link could be a blessing or a curse, I really have to look for it on your home page--couldn't pass up the sale and clearance fabric.

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  4. I love that you had a quilty bet on the World Series! And I was rooting Cubs all the way!

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    1. Thanks Emily. Quilty bets are the best. I really have to do more gambling with my stash next time.

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  5. Sorry for your woes, Rose. I hate when the tech doesn't really finish the job right. I do love this block. The weather has been lousy here too! I am so ready for something that feels more like spring or summer - sun and warmth and no rain! I need to get back to blogging. Will refocus tonight and tomorrow. Have a little to show, but I have slowed up a bit...

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    1. PS, love the quilting baseball bets!

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    2. Thanks Kathleen, I was wondering what you were up to and if you were back from traveling. I started sewing the Free fall blocks together and am glad the large leaf points matched or clicked as I say. Do show what you've been sewing....

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  6. Hi Rose! Your team quilt is perfect! I love how it has a feminine flair.
    Errrgg about your machine. I was thinking if you haven't brought it back yet, you could arrange for the shop to come pick it up, as they didn't finish the job right the first time. Hope you have a relaxing holiday:) Abbie

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    1. Thanks Abbie. That would be nice if they picked it up and redelivered but sadly they didn't offer but I have exacted my revenge--details to follow.

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