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Monday, October 29, 2012

A Frustrating Day

To all our readers—thank you for all the encouraging, positive comments you left about our impending move—we appreciate it!

About 4pm this afternoon if someone had come along and said, “do you want to sell your longarm?”  I would have said, “sure, how quick can you get it out of here??”  Just one of those days, a tension day so to speak.  I was using a variegated thread from Superior and experiencing thread breakage much too frequently.  After getting some machine adjustment help from Michael and rethreading the machine differently, the breakage stopped but not before the air got a little blue in the quilt studio!!  I should have finished this little quilt today but it was not to be!

Our hearts go out to all those folks on the east coast—the photos are very scary!! 

Michael worked hard in the enclosed trailer—he installed my sewing desk along with another raised desk which is over the small refrigerator we are taking along and an area for stacked storage bins.  It’s gonna be a nice place to sew and quilt for the next year.  When we come home my studio will feel like a mansion! 

We took another walk tonight to just clear our heads and exercise the over-active dog!  Windy but warmer than it should be for this time of year. 

IMG_5111Something we don’t see often in fall and winter—a rainbow spotted this morning on our walk. 


  1. It is interesting how days like yours happen to us all from time to time. Maybe they are meant to make us appreciate the really good days.

    A nice walk away from the quilting den was clearly needed. LOL

  2. Gee, I feel that way some days about my computer, my dogs, my husband, my rig and just about everything else. Hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

  3. I felt sort of like that today. So when Joe came home we took a walk too. Down to the end of the road to pay next months rent :) But just that short hand holding walk made things feel so much better.

  4. Ohhhh I hear you Janna!! I bought some Sulky Variegated to add some punch to a quilt...but alas it wasn't meant to be! The thread kept breaking!! Grrr! Went back to the So Fine and the machine purred like a little kitten! I will NEVER again change!! Apparently So Fine is coming out with variegated colours...soon! Yeah!!
    Take care...and keep on stitching!

  5. What Paulette said! Sure, I know what all the variegated lingo means. Sure I do!

  6. I don't know about all that variegated stuff, but I do know a good walk usually helps clear the mind and mood. :)

  7. Oh that is so frustrating when you want to get something finished, and the mechanics of it all don't work out. Will we be seeing pictures of your new mobile sewing room?

  8. So happy for you and Michael for your new adventure. The older I get the more excited I am to learn new things. I think some people are just wired like that, so I love the fact that you are both willing to start this exciting time in your lives. My husband and I don't care where we are as long as we are together, safe and have our little Yorkie. its all good! enjoy the journey as they say!!!


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