Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SANTA'S WORKSHOP HAVING PROBLEMS!

Monday, the first thing I did was baste a table runner for one DIL and a table topper for another DIL.  Plenty of time to get these quilted….that is until my sewing machine started acting up when I was doing free motion quilting.  Uh Oh!!  In November, I took it in to be serviced because of the same problem and hadn't really been doing any FMQing until Monday.  It worked fine for cross hatching and regular sewing including zig-zag.

So, I took it to the repair shop and left it.  No word back yet.  OK.  I'll move on to something else.

Eli's Mommy suggested that I make a small quilt for Eli's giraffe, which he doesn't part with.  He has taken to putting the giraffe to bed in a bread basket and covering him with a washcloth.  So, of course, I said I could make a little quilt for the giraffe.  I happened to have some fabric with giraffes on it and fussy cut them for the quilt.  Of course, I figured the giraffe would need a pillow as well!


But, what about big brother, Jonah?  He has a puppy he is very attached to (in fact, 3 of them - long story).  Maybe he would feel bad if he didn't get something for his puppy.  But, since he is a big boy now (5), I decided to make him a sleeping bag for his puppy - with bigger boy fabric featuring planets and lined with airplanes.  The pillow also has an airplane pillowcase.  These two were right up my alley and I used my Featherweight to make them.


A couple other items I was able to work on -  Some dish towels for the DILs.  The red one will need  my Janome to zig zag around the appliqué…


but I could sew on the rick rack with my Featherweight.


Christmas is coming soon and I need to get some gifts in the mail.   In between the sewing, I'm baking cookies and cleaning (a little).  Today the temp is going up to the 40s, and the ice is melting!  What are you up to - or are you too busy to blog?

13 comments:

canuckquilter said...

Good thing you have your featherweight! I hope your other machine is ready to work soon. The little quilt and sleeping bag are great. we have a few quilts for stuffed toys kicking around the bedrooms here too. Not much blogging going on as what I've been sewing will be seen by those who shouldn't see it yet. Even if I don't say it's a gift someone always seems to guess/assume...

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I understand, Ruth!! This is a very busy time of the year.

Today---I have the Christmas music on and decorating our new home.

And, Ruth...."Clean"? It's a lick and a promise here, LOL!

Hugs, Carolyn

Janet O. said...

For someone with machine troubles, you are certainly being productive. I love the little giraffe quilt. My grandkids all have giraffe toys from a zoo visit, and they love them. Cute idea--but not this year!
I tried to have this year be free of quilting gifts, because there has been so much pressure the last two years to get gift quilts made--I wanted this holiday to be less stressful! : )

Barb said...

sorry to hear about your machine woes - been there~
Really cute quits for the grandsons and how sweet are they to be such good caretaker of their "lovies"
I'm with Janet this year, no quilty gifts this year - too much to do

Barb said...

sorry to hear about your machine woes - been there~
Really cute quits for the grandsons and how sweet are they to be such good caretaker of their "lovies"
I'm with Janet this year, no quilty gifts this year - too much to do

---"Love" said...

For almost a month now, I've been busier than a 3-legged cat in a sandbox! I have taken time to read everyone's blogs, even though I've taken little time to comment. Lots of pretty stuff going on there! Hope you get your machine soon, but I'm guessing you'll figure out some way to finish everything even without it. Wasn't it great to see our Texas sun a bit yesterday and today?!!! Maybe I'll find time to blog again soon! ---"Love"

Beth said...

I hope youre machine is home soon.
The projects you made while waiting are too cute. Love the fussy cuts. The boys will be so excited. It is so cute that their stuffies are so well cared for.

Lots going on here too, but none of it Christmassy

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Hi there, what type of machine do you have? I had an awful time with my Pfaff 4.0 Quilters Edition. finally got it repaired, of course the repair guy said he "did nothing" to the machine. Let me know the make of your machine, perhaps I have a suggestion or two.

Lori said...

I hope you get your machine back quickly!!

I think you are the best Grandma!! :)

lillianscupboard said...

Loved seeing the projects for the little boys.
Lillian

Lisa Mikel said...

Cute projects! Bummer about your sewing machine. Happy Holidays!

Marsha said...

Sorry to hear your machine is acting up, hope it is back home and working perfectly soon! I love the giraffe quilt and the sleeping bag, too. They are so cute! Have a wonderful Christmas!

sue said...

Things we do for our grandkids is nothing but pure joy! Your little quilts are so fun. Am sure the boys will love them.
Good luck with your machine!