Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving In Eagle CO

Hello from Eagle, Co! We have done the unthinkable for us and packed up and flown during a Holiday. It was a pretty easy 2 1/2 hour plane ride but then arriving in Denver, getting food, driving 2 1/2 hours with multiple potty breaks we were a little tired when we arrived. It's a long over due trip to see some of my family and it will be quite a big gang when they all arrive tomorrow but I am excited to see everyone. The highlight for me is seeing my kids get to know their cousins who are really close in age. So no quilting for the week but I have been making progress and will be done soon!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

GRRRRRRRR

No it's still doing it I can't figure this out and I don't want to go to the shop and have it be something simple or have to leave it there for a week HELP!

@#$%$@%!%&

That is all I can type because I am cussing up a storm but would like to keep my blog free of the type of language emitting from my mouth right now! I have been back to work on Cecilia's quilt and it's gone well until unexplainable tension issues started happening. The underside of the stitching is just loops of thread with the bobbin thread running straight through. I approached it calmly at first just changing the needle then checking the bobbin, then re threading the bobbin, then re threading the needle thread, then trying again, then taking apart the hook race and cleaning that, then raising the feed dogs and lowering them, then switching back to the standard foot and raising the feed dogs again all with the same result really messed up tension......... all I want to do is sew!!!! So my final step is to re thread the needle thread one more time.....now it works but I am suspicious but hopeful...no I am not hopeful I think it is a trick. I'll test it..... yay it finally works but now I am exhausted but at least I can get some real sewing done... I hope.

Creative Mom

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Back and Ready to Go

View from my friends apartment

I am back but I realize I never mentioned I was leaving. I just spent a week in Philadelphia and Brooklyn visiting two of my good friends from college. It was really wonderful and I didn't realize how nice a break would be. One of the women I was visiting was the recipient of the first quilt I made for this project so I was able to meet little Fiona who is now 3 weeks old. Hopefully I can post pictures of all the quilts with the babies they were made for over the next few months.

We were able to see the Kandinsky show at the Guggenheim which was really inspiring.
You are not supposed to take photos but at least I turned off my flash.

Another highlight of my trip was visiting Babycakes a vegan gluten-free bakery in New York. I am gluten-free due to having celiac disease but prefer all the dairy I can get but they do make yummy treats. I especially liked the Cinnamon & Sugar Toasties and Oatmeal cookies!


Beautiful tile work in the Subway


Now it's time to get back to my studio. I am hoping to finish Cecilia's quilting next week before leaving for another trip for Thanksgiving. It will be great to see it done especially after seeing the first version of it in Philadelphia in its new home.