A New Blogging Year -2017

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, not only is it a New Year, but it’s almost the middle of January.  Geez!!!

Well a lot has taken place since my last posting.  Just as I was about to start my Fall/Winter sewing, I was told I needed surgery.  Nothing too serious but enough to have me convalescing for 6 weeks.  All went well and I feel so much better.

While recovering, I thought I would use the time to overhaul my blog.  I wanted a simple, clean and modern look.  I’m using Blue Host with WordPress.  This is not a sales pitch for either , but I really like the ease of both.  During the import, some of my copy/paste photos disappeared from some posts.   I recovered as much I could, but some past post maybe missing photos.  My apologies.  As time allow, I may go back and manually recover them.  I like the end result, but I do see me changing the color and header photo down the road.  Also, I accidentally permanently  deleted  my blogger blog before I redirected the url.  ARGHHHHHH!!!!  So, I’m hoping followers make it to the new blog.

Also while  recovering I started my first quilt project, a Christmas table runner.  Yes, I have a hidden desire to add quilting to my tool belt.  I watched Amy Gibson beginner quilting classes on Craftsy and got started.  I had no clue as to how I would like cutting half square triangles and piecing.  But to my surprise I found it pretty cool.  I think it’s the precision in the cutting that I like.  Anyway, I was so excited that I had reached the quilting stage.  I decided to do straight line quilting, to keep it simple. I prepared my machine, I attach my walking foot, lower my feed dogs, threaded her with premium  cotton thread and made sure no one would hear me sewing.  (Yes I was a little hard headed during my recovery)  Everything was going well, then my machine started coughing up stitches and creating thread blobs on the back.  What the heck!! So, I’m working to adjust thread tension, re-threading, etc to no avail.  Basically, my Brother  PC-420 and the Brother dealer said she doesn’t quilt!! Great, so my quilting project was put aside.

Last Fall, I went into my local Bernina dealer and fell in love with B770 with embroidery.  But it went on my wish list. I couldn’t wrap my head around the price at the time.  But, I made regular visits.  Now, I’m no stranger to Bernina’s.  That is the only machine my mother will use.  I’ve looked at other brands but found myself coming back to a Bernina.  So, I sneaked out of my own house to do some shopping. (trust me I paid for it)  On my way home, I stopped at the Bernina dealer.   The  owner  told me about the holiday deal on the B770.   Purchase a B770 and get either the embroidery module or quilting kit free.  With the holiday deal and the price she was offering on the B770, the saving off the  retail price with embroidery module was worth considering.  I knew a deal like this was not going to come around again any time soon.  So I went home to think, think, think and think.   I placed the order and didn’t past out.  I’m currently waiting for her to arrive.

While I’m waiting, I started working a pair of pant and matching top.  I’m hoping to complete this week, so I can blog about them next week.  My PC-420 is back to her normal performance. We’re still having our regular startup discussion about tension, stitch  quality, etc.

Well that’s all for now.

Until next time………..keep sewing!!!

 

 

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