Many people give their sewing machines a name - some of them really cute. I, however, have never named a machine, why I don't know. After spending pretty much all day on Saturday swearing at mine I have decided that a very apt name is 'PMS' with a middle name of 'Albatross'. She woke up on the wrong side of the bed and hissy fits (both hers AND mine) were the order of the day. She snarled and she tangled and she grabbed hold of the fabric with her little teeth and refused to let go. I cleaned her....I untangled her.....I rethreaded her.....and she still wasn't happy. She didn't like the way that bobbin was threaded, and this one wasn't any better. She didn't like a new needle either, thank you very much. Sigh.
However, perhaps you can see that in between the hissy fits some of the quilting was actually completed. Sort of.
And here is a close-up (clickable to embiggen I think) of the grass and the church where hopefully you can see how I add texture by simply using some of the 'fancy' stitches on PMS Albatross (when she cooperates, of course!)
- THIS is for those who like modern quilts - lots of pattern ideas!
- Thank you to Lyn for sending THIS along to me. Many of you are familiar with Mr. Finch and his incredible creations, so I thought I'd share.
- THESE would make great gifts for teenagers (or anyone, really!).
- HERE is another great use for fabric scraps - or fat quarters. To make it even better, it would make a great gift too!
Today's quote..."Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand"