No photos today.
Today, didn't start off as well as it should. I was going to take photos of the granny squares that I joined last night. I am very very pleased with them, and it was the first time I had tried joining them "on the go" as opposed to sewing them all together at the end. I forgot about the photos until late this afternoon, when it was dark, cloudy, gloomy and about to rain!
I want to applique some shapes on to my "Japanese" quilt. I haven't machine appliqued for a very very very long time. I thought that this would be quicker than needle turning..... Well, it wasn't. First, it took me a good 15 mins to remember how to attach the sewing foot, and that was only after I finally found the instructions in the manual. I started off on a sample piece to get the hang of it. I was a bit nervous and didn't exactly flow back into it, but I began to get the hang of it. Finished up, cut the ends, turned it over and OMG the loops of thread on the back, I could make a pile rug with it. So knowing a teensy weensy bit next to nothing about sewing machines, figured I had the tension wrong, so adjusted it and tried again, bent the needle and jammed a whole lot of thread in the bobbin casing and housing. I gave up on free machine embroidery at this time. Tried straight stitching ( with a new needle) to check tension, all ok. I had a change of heart and thought I would try one last time, and yep, more loopy thread underneath. So now, what do I do??? Send my trusty Pfaff off to intensive care, or hand applique and just use the machine for piecing, hemming etc. I am sure hoping there is an easy fix, so if anyone out there has any suggestions, please help, pretty please.
PS I changed the bobbin and used a different colour thread, it is definitely the top thread looping underneath.
PPS I almost finished the back of the ripply/wavy cushion and if I would just leave the computer alone I could probably finish the last few rows tonight, ready to sew together and have it finished by the end of the weekend.
PPPS I hope your day was better.