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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Oh No

Quilting along on LoraLee’s quilt this afternoon and began to notice loops of thread which weren’t supposed to be there.  Removed the needle plate and discovered a problem which will require ordering a part, removing the machine from the frame and when the part is installed, re-timing the machine.  YIKES!!  Doesn’t that silly machine realize how many customer quilts I have lined up????  Oh, well, everything will work out in time.  Now I will have time to get my yard in order and plant some things in the garden.

Nat came for lunch and Michael spent time on the internet locating some sheet music for his Dad.  Nat plays the piano very well, mostly by ear but he can read music, too.  He wants the music to Make The World Go Away, recorded around 1963 by Eddy Arnold.  It seems he and his wife, Joy, loved dancing to that song.  Nat and Joy loved to dance and even taught ballroom dancing in various places where they lived.


Michael has the engine ready to pull from the jeep—exciting!!  Now we have to find a new engine to put back in the car. 

We have a pet chicken—really he/she is a grouse of some sort—not very bright, has been hanging around our yard for a couple weeks.  The other night in the semi-darkness I went with Emmi for her last business of the evening—I saw something with its tail in the air leaving the back yard.  Thinking it was a skunk I yelled for Emmi to come which she did—realized it was that stupid chicken!  Today same thing, I am out in the backyard playing basketball with Emmi when I see something out of the corner of my eye—it’s our pet chicken.  Dumb bird just sat there in the creek bed and let me take photos.  Emmi really wanted to get him/her but stayed by me when I told her no.  IMG_3328IMG_3330Chicken needs to go on a diet!


A good Sunday.


  1. My husband thinks he has the music for Make the World go Away. If your son can't find it on line let me know.

    ~Betty from Milwaukie,Oregon

  2. I don't know where you live, but that might be a sharp-tailed grouse.... maybe a prairie-chicken. At any rate, you got some really good shots of it. How cool is that!

  3. The sewing machine sounds complicated!!! Have you named your new pet?

  4. So far I've only had to re-time my Gammill Premier once....and it only took me three days to get it right.:) I've heard that Gros-Beckert bought out the Singer needle co. and that the needles might be enough different that some machines might have to have a new needle bar put in. Have you heard anything about that?

  5. Sure sounds like a lot of work to me to re-time your machine. Hope it goes easily for you. I think your new pet is too fat to fly. So you may have added a new member to your family.

  6. Glad you were able to diagnose your machine problem and hope the new part solves the dilemma. Not a good time to be "down" with orders to complete. ACK!

    Your little chicken sure is cute... umm Henny Penny?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. Is a chicken in a bush worth two in the hand??

  8. That chicken sure has been eating well. Hope you get the part for your machine without any problems.

  9. butterbean carpenterMay 7, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Howdy, J&M,

    That sharp-tail grouse sure would look good with some mashed sweetpotatoes and roasted to a crispy brown!!YUMMMM YUMMMM!!!


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