Isn’t technology grand? It’s also quite scary…. After posting my daily ramble last evening all the blog files on my laptop disappeared! I didn’t do anything to cause such a thing. After scratching head and wondering what was happening I told my Sarah about it. She looked at me and shook her head …… then asked me if I had deleted anything. I hadn’t ….. So she clicked on a few things and found the file and created another shortcut for it so I could access it from my desktop again. The conversation ended with there you go. Very good but why did it disappear in the first place?????? Those naughty laptop fairies are hanging around again. Technology ….. Does anyone understand technology?
What’s everyone doing these days? Are you working on something new and exciting or are you finishing up UFOs? Well I put lots of tasks on my To-Do List for today. The first and most important task was to load June’s quilt in my longarm quilting system. In order to do that I needed to unsandwich it as June had prepared it for hand quilting. So I pulled all the layers apart and loaded it into my frame one layer at a time.
I start the process by attaching the leaders to the backing fabric and load it into the frame and then I float the wadding but before I could do that I needed to remove all the loose threads that were left on the wadding when I pulled all the layers apart.
This is quite an important step as if I leave those loose threads where they are they could spoil the look of the quilt. You see if those loose threads line up with any of the white background fabric they will most likely show thru and this will produce a less than perfect quilt. More than likely those loose threads were not loose when June layered her quilt ready for hand quilting because I couldn’t see any of those threads thru the quilt top fabric but the action of pulling all the layers apart loosened the threads. So the moral of this paragraph is whether you are hand or machine quilting a quilt always trim all the loose threads on the back of your quilt top. It will be worth the time spent.
I spent quite a while loading June’s quilt but once the task was done I couldn’t make up my mind what to do next. I never load and quilt and quilt it the same day so longarm quilting was out. I was quite tempted to start a new project but I couldn’t face the hours of preparation that accompanies a larger project. Then I thought I would work on my Scrappy Log Cabin but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it..…..
So I pulled out a little Beach Hut bag kit that I purchased last month and I worked on it…….
It’s just a simple lined bag but because of the Beach Hut print it makes it interesting to me. So I had my sewing machine fix for today.
Once that bag was finished I decided that I needed to work on my bay window valance.
I managed to finish the valance but have no idea how it looks because I need to climb on a ladder to hang it and as I’m alone in the house at this point in time I thought I had better wait until someone else is home before I climb on anything. I’d rather play it safe for the time being.
It’s been quite a good productive day. Tomorrow I get to play a little bit. I’m joining the ladies at Stitchin’ Heaven for a sewing session. I have no idea what I will work on but I’m sure I won’t twiddle my thumbs. It can be so difficult deciding which UFO to bring with me.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doodling and working on either fine hand applique or EPP hexagons. I hope your enjoy whatever you decide to do this evening. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥