Sunday, September 21, 2008

Good Intentions & Giveaway

My intentions today were good, but the sewing mojo just wasn't with me for some reason. I loaded a top on the frame today. I'm using a feather panto which is really cool, but takes a lot of thread. The bobbin ran out after the first pass. That's when the troubles began. I changed the bobbin out and now I see skipped stitches.

I thought maybe I needed to change the needle because I could see the batting pulling through to the back, so I put a new needle in. After an hour of messing around, I've decided to call it a night. Frustrating! Frustrating! Frustrating!

I did get the jacket that I'm bound and determined to finish taken apart yesterday. I pulled out the strips that had the YUCKY applique on them. I'm going to use the embroidery machine to put something in that place instead.

I think I'm going to have a little give away. This weekend I wanted to do some machine embroidery that wasn't bag related. I remembered that I have some fun redwork patterns, so I made some snowmen. Leave me a comment and I will pull the lucky winner of the blocks on Wednesday (24th). Since my mind is mush today, I can't remember how many blocks I counted 12 I think.

Have a great week!!


marilyn said...

Becky, I feel your pain on the sewing mojo. It is so frustrating when you have plans and just can't get the work done you want to do. Sometimes just giving the machine and your mind a rest will help.

And the snowmen blocks are super cute! You did those on a machine? They look like they were done by hand and someone will be lucky to make those into a quilt.

Susan Cahill said...

Oh how I hatethose days when nothing works, they can be soooo frustrating.
I love your redwork snowmen, they are wonderful. Please throw my name in the hat.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

cpullum said...

Wow enter me! Snowmen are so cute!

cindyquiltsOR said...

When all else fails ... cup of tea and some cookies? A chocolate bar?

Personal fave: baked tortilla chips and fresh salsa. And a trashy novel.

Please enter me in your give away ... those snowmen are charming!

Cindy B.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean when things don't go the way you want them too. I love, love, love the snowmen. I am a snowman collector. I have started a snowman redwork quilt but have put it aside to work on other things. Hang in there, things will improve. They always do.

Karen in IN

Laurie said...

ah, the missing sewing mojo...i feel your pain! i have a top from my sister that i need to get done and the mojo just isn't there!

love the redwork and snowmen! put me in your drawing please!!!

The Halyburtons said...

The Snowmen are sooo cute! They would look awesome in a quilt. A quilt that I would love to make.

I am in the market for a long arm machine... how did you decide on yours? Are there things of it that you love/hate? Seeing your troubles, it makes me nervous, maybe I am getting over my head a bit.

Jessica said...

ooohhh, those snowmen are so cute! Please enter me! And stop on over at my place, I'm hosting a giveaway, too! :) (sorry if this is a duplicate comment, my computer just froze!)

Allison said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. The snowman are very cute!

I found your blog through quilting blogs.

materialjunkie said...

Snowmen blocks are awesome AND justin time for Christmas. Please enter me into the draw. Would love to make a red and white quilt.