Sunday, August 29, 2010

I fixed my embroidery machine!

For a while now, I'd been having problems with my threads shredding somewhere in the machine. I thought it was bad thread, but yesterday I found the culprit! With the help of hubby's LED flashlight, I was able to spot a loop of thread lurking in the hole of the take up lever. So, after enlisting the aid of a straight pin and my trusty tweezers, I was able to nab the varmint! It's now resting with it's buddies in file 13.

Also, I've been crocheting dishcloths to sell at a craft show in Nov. I'm working a booth with a friend of mine. We're both making different things so as not to compete with each other.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

At long last, I'm posting again!

Yes! I'm back! I'm not sure what I'm going to be talking about in future posts. There are so many things I can expound on. I've learned out to use my embroidery machine for one thing. Also, I have a new sewing machine I've been having fun with.

If you'd like to see some of the things I've been making, you can visit my Flickr site:

The latest thing I've made is a bag to take to bunco. I finished it in time for the monthly bunco night, however there were only 6 of us who showed up, so all we did was eat and talk. We have played with as few as 10 ladies before, and sometimes 9, but 6 is not enough (the ideal no. is 12).

Here's the pic of the pocket area of the bag:

Sorry it's so fuzzy. I used the zoom feature on my camera, and I guess my hand wasn't steady enough when I snapped the photo.

My mom isn't doing so well these days. It's a long story, but to make it short, she fell three times in one week, is recuperating from bruises, but is afraid to go anywhere because she's afraid she'll fall again due to a balance problem she's having. She's applied for home health, and she'll get that for 2 months while recuperating from her falls.

Now that I've gotten past writer's block, I'll be updating this blog more often.