The adventures of a knit designer, her dog, and yarn stash. I'm the author of Doggie Knits, Sweaters and Accessories for Your Best Friend.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Two years ago, I bought a new sewing machine because I thought that my Bernina had died. My college graduation present from my parents. I decided to have it repaired, and as it turns out, only the foot pedal needed to be replaced. Then, out of laziness, I let it sit in the case while I worked with the new machine. A few weeks ago, I was working on a repair of a commercial dog sweater, adding a buttonhole, and the feed dogs did not want to accept the thin wool knit fabric. I thought that my buttonhole feature on the old Bernina would be able to do it, so I switched out machines. I'm in love again. It doesn't have the bells and whistles of the new Elna, but oh, the motor. Working on it again made me realize how much I had missed my old friend. I've spent thirty years with her so far, and I think we'll keep going.
Last year was the year of Sunshine and Shadow. This year in quilting is shaping up to be all about the Log Cabin. What's on the machine here is going to be a giant 100 square quilt. Using bits of this and that that I've collected. 70 blocks completed as of this posting. I'm hoping for a nice royalty payment next month that will cover the long arm quilting that it's going to take. Two other smaller log cabins are in the works.