Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TUT TUT, LOOKS LIKE RAIN....(Winnie the Pooh)

It is SERIOUSLY raining in DoodleMoochieville!!  I will not quilt on my Gammill when the weather is bad..I won't risk the possibility of a power outage/surge.  Now before you roll your eyes wondering when I will come into this century and realize there are appliances like surge protectors and battery back ups, let me explain.  I know there are things made to protect my work...I also KNOW that computers are FICKLE...and this machine is run by one computer telling the second what to do and the second is telling the first what to do.  On more than one occasion they have argued with each other and all has been lost.  In that case it was 'Thank goodness for the pencil' .. The good ol' reliable pencil.  The one that wrote down all of the coordinates of this quilt before it began to stitch.  But then comes the re-alignment of the fabric, trying to trick the machine into thinking it is at one point in progress when really it is at another...Hard as stone to trick a computer..I have done it several times...but it is HARD, I tell you!
So today, I will take this opportunity to leave the plug of the Gammill on the floor and go upstairs at Town Hall and sew on my little, inexpensive, workhorse Brother sewing machine.  I have had it for years and I bought it at Wally World for less than a tank of gas costs.  If the lightning gets it, I will put on my waders and row over to the store and buy a new one.  I will work on a non-client project ( of my own...don't tell).  

This is a mystery quilt that we did at the local guild
I am not satisfied with the finished project (even though I did find a throw at HomeGoods during the holidays that exactly matched my ugly color combo!) and am about to add some pizazz to it...this is the before picture...soon to come (depending on the length of the storm) an after picture...

Happy Rainy Day Sewing! 


  1. Hey! I like that QUILT!! And you said I could have it until you found that stupid matching throw... stupid TJMaxx. And what is this about pizazz? Are you going to bedazzle it?

  2. YOU will have to wait and see....I will say that it rained and stormed most of the day and so I have made great progress on the pizazzing.