First of all, I have to thank the lovely Susanne of Susanne Loves for awarding me the Stylish blogger award again. This is despite my last post which included probably the most UNstylish photos of me ever! Instead of boring you with another 7 facts about me (mostly because I really struggled with the first 7), I will encourage you to go visit Susanne. She's pretty hysterical, makes fantastic quilts and takes beautiful photos of them! And she can make a mean potholder (I should know, these live at my house!)
I'm also writing to share pictures of the beautiful fabric that arrived at my house yesterday....
So is it a commissioned quilt when it's your mom? She is paying for it, but you know... it's my mom! I'm thinking that doesn't count.
She's decided on the Birdbath pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's The Practical Guide to Patchwork. But she wants me to make it King size.
However, my Bernina seems to be giving me grief again. It's running like a freaking train. It's so loud. I'm having commuter flashbacks as I sew. Seriously, I'm not happy about it. Anyone have this happen to them? I know I run it hard, but I just had it serviced before the holidays. I've changed the needle and cleaned out the bobbin area several times. It runs quiet for about 5 minutes and then starts up again. I'm so aggravated. I need to limp it through this weekends PMQG sewing day. I'm afraid I'm going to have to forgo EQ7 to get myself a back up sewing machine with the way this thing keeps needing service. Any ideas?