Ten days ago a tiny but important part of my machine broke. The part was ordered right away, but then proceeded to get lost somewhere between New York and Missouri.
This is the culprit. It is a check spring and it helps regulate thread tension. I couldn't use my machine without it. For 9 days. Ugh. Thanks to an overnight shipment I am now back up and running. The original order is still floating around the country somewhere. It was a most frustrating week. My friend Jodi who blogs at http://thevanillayear.com/ wrote a post a few weeks ago about seeing red, and I was definitely seeing red this week. Then I noticed red seemed to be popping up a lot in my daily life.
The cranberries I brought home from Cape Cod.
A new project that I'm starting. Ssssshhh! It's a Christmas present. ;)
An emergency stop at the store for red grapes at the request of daughter # 2.
The burning bush outside my front door.
Fall apples, you get the picture. No pun intended. So today I was back to quilting after a little repair work with Floyd. First up to get done was my Hashtag quilt. I love it. It was quilted with a pattern called Popcorn and I used wool batting. It feels so warm and soft. The binding is going on tonight.
Here's looking forward to a more neutral week.
Floyd and I had a little trip up to Cape Cod over the weekend. It is one of our favorite places. Quilting was put on hold for a couple of days.
We stayed at a beautiful B&B in Brewster, where we ate enough breakfast for five people each day. We always say we can eat our way through Cape Cod and this weekend was no exception. This a photo of the world's biggest lobster roll.
On our way home we saw this sign and followed it to a hidden cranberry bog right in Dennis. I bought bags of just picked cranberries with visions of scones and homemade cranberry sauce in my head. Yum.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Make sure you hug, thank, or remember a Veteran today.
An old joke has been my mantra the last couple of weeks. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! I've been working my way through my pile of old unfinished quilt tops getting the hang of my new computer system. It's so cool to watch that thing stitch its way across a quilt top.
My pile of finished quilts is growing...
We also celebrated Halloween yesterday, always one of my favorite days, for many reasons, not the least of which is candy.
As promised a photo of the World's Ugliest Halloween Quilt
The spider web quilting does look pretty cool.
Hope you had a spooky Halloween!
My name is Kristin McLoughlin. I love to quilt for my family and friends. I am a blanket addict. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!