Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring is definitely in the air as this bud on my lilac shows. We had a few little showers this evening and had thunder! I love thunder to have one to go to sleep by. I forgot to mention that we had robins back last week--and I bet they were earlier out in the country than here in town. I always seen them at the orchard a week or so before I seen them here.

I have done little to talk about today: ran by the vets to pick up Heartgard for our dog, ran by Walmart, and by the grocery store. I sewed a little while after I got home on the crumb blocks...I really get in the mood to work on them when I start. Also will make a confession here...

When I quilted those baby quilts I had trouble with the thread breaking. I rethreaded it more than once...and I looked at the book. I almost think there is a little fairy that lives down there..I was changing threads yesterday or the day before and threading it as I had threaded it for the quilting. I do not know how many times I have had the thought that the way I had threaded it did not follow the path of most machines I have used. And I have glanced at the book numerous times. And I mean NUMEROUS times...I looked at the way I threaded it and I thought that just is not right...and looked at the book one more time even though I thought it was useless. This time I clearly saw that it should be threaded the way I thought it should be threaded! They say confessions are good for the soul, but this one is sort of embarrassing.

Anyway, now I am anxious to try quilting something else....I would like to get enough crumb blocks made to assemble into a small quilt and try quilting again. I cannot believe now that it quilted as well as it did with it being threaded only seemed to break when I was going over a place where 4 points met.


Mary said...

I've done the same thing - read something wrong and been convinced I'd done just what the instructions say to do.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will sew without any breaking thread now!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I really must have ago at quilting, I will google it it when I have time and see what I can come up with..
We are seeing all the right signs now that our Sring as Srung.

Barb said...

Ahhhhhh yes ~SPRING~ budding trees and Lilac Bushes and the Robins singing beautifully--BRING IT ON--I am ready! Today we had a bit of snow, but the Robins were ever so dedicated to pulling from the ground whatever it was that they were finding! HAPPY SPRING!