I knew I was going to have a weird out-of-body-clock experience upon returning home. I thought I’d beat it..but no. I’m writing this at 1:35am because ----
I. CAN’T. SLEEP!
My eyes are wide open. I can’t even fake a yawn.
So what’s a girl to do but spend some time with her sewing machine?
I got out Ugly Betty to work on her a bit. She’s the giftted 301 that had spent the winter ((At least ONE winter)) under a blue tarp in Altoona PA at the flea Market.
She runs. But not really well. I got into her insides, and there is some rusting going on in there. I could use her for parts ---her tension mechanism looks bent and I’m not good at fixing that, her check spring won’t move at all. Back on the shelf she goes until I decide what to do with her. I’ve been thinking she would be the perfect candidate for re-painting, but she needs to be working better than she is at this point. I'll contact the painting guy to see if he can do a bit of fixer-upping along with the repainting. If the tension mechanism is the same as on my broken featherweight, I can combine parts between the two machines. They already use the same bobbin case.
SO --- instead ---
I pulled out Barbie! She hasn’t seen the light of day since I went to Ohio with the wood extension table so that Outnumbered Quilter could use the tables for a pattern, and also make adjustments to this one so that it would fit her better.
She needed to come out and play. I was in a pink mood sewing the rest of the pink and green border units for the Completely Insane quilt..and we spent a lovely evening together. She doesn’t seem to mind that it is now 1:41am as I am typing this!
I’ve got one more zig zag border to add, and then figure out what I’m going to do for outer border. I’m not sure I want a light outer border as the original quilt calls for. I may audition other choices. Maybe --- RED?
And oh, I have to share the funniest funny with you! I got this text from my nephew, Scott:
Notice..the Yes Ma'am! Love my Texas family and the Yes Ma'am, Yes Sir! I'll be seeing them over New Years and I can't wait!
I was just tickled with this conversation. He asked for some “better sewing machine” advice. He says he’s never seen her happier than when she is busy sewing. I told him that quilting was cheaper than marriage counseling!
And I have to show you his wife’s first rag quilt. It turned out SO CUTE!
That’s my great-niece Kami already in love with the quilt. Isn’t it perfect for a girl just starting junior high school?
And now, as it pushes near 2am – I’m going to go finish putting that last pieced border on – and then maybe, just maybe I’ll be able to get some shut eye. I’m posting this now because I *KNOW* that I’m going to sleep past 7am and there won’t be a morning post where there is usually a morning post! I’m posting ahead –
Tomorrow I’ll write the post about our batiking class in Bali – oh we had the best time playing with wax and dye and paint brushes and design!