Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday I had another 'turn off' day as we had flood and tornado alert for 24 hours. After losing so much on just a little electrical blip, I didn't want to take chances. There was hand work to catch up on anyway.
Finally when things seemed safe Tuesday afternoon, I powered up the machine and finished the last five of the smaller CW stars. These will wait now as their bigger 'momma' stars get priority on turning into a flimsy.
Then I went smaller and worked on the newest Temecula 'Mini Monday' block - the one with the pinwheel center. This was the first time my Juki tried to 'eat' my tiny bits of fabric. I had just cleaned, oiled, and put in a new needle - but it was persistant in jamming those bits into the bobbin casing. I figured I had a bad new needle after trying some larger scrap to stitch on - it sounded 'clunky'. Either it had a spur or the nice new point just wasn't there and changed it out - no more problems.
Then I pulled out my plaid project and did up another set of 10. I figured I better count - because some times I can't count to10 or in 10's. I need 24 more of these and I am going to have to dig in other places for plaid or stripe to finish this project off. I'm sure it is somewhere in all the scraps I have - I'm not going out for another shirt at the thrift shop.
Then I can start putting these into groups of 4. It will be easier to put the flimsy finish using larger '4-patch' sections as well as spread out the color and design.
Luckily our stormy weather pattern cleared itself up and I went out later in the day to .......
a lovely 'Mid-Summer Tea' at our local library. They had a sweet little setting on the front porch. It was bring your own tea cup and something to share snack type event. And the little cutie-pie event coordinator made the most scrumptous strawberry truffle!!!!! OMG!!! I'm not a desert person, but I admit I had two servings of this delight.
Back to catching up on all those scrappy blocks,