Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I wanted to title this post "will it ever end?" but I'm trying to be more positive about things.

we are under a 'winter storm warning' again. There's probly about 4 in here so far, more to come. But~~~~it's suppose to be in the 50's by the weekend!!! I've been seeing alot of robins this week, my daffodils are coming up, so there are signs of hope!!
So, I'll try to be patient.

In the meanwhile, I'm working on a baby quilt.

I'm trying anyway.

My sewing machine is really being a pain. It is old! I've had it for almost 30 yrs. I boughtit used then. Something is not right with the pressure on the pressure foot. I can't sew thrumore than 3 layers without it pushing the top fabric and making it come out wrong. It is not working for this ruffle, it's just too thick for it to sew properly. I've tried to adjust the pressure but it just won't do. so, I'm basting it on by hand, which is taking so much longer but maybe it will work. Then I'll sandwich this layer w/the backing and the filling. sew around it (if my machine will), leave a space and turn it.

The blanket I started knitting was 'un'knitted. Just cant' seem to keep my focus on the yo's, k2tog's etc. Maybe another day.

~~~til later


Cathy said...

Patty, how frustrating! Maybe you need to also change needles. Are you thinking of a new machine or getting this one checked out. I also understand when your working on a knit or crochet projects and you aren't enjoying it. I tried a ripple afghan...really simple right?...but I wasn't in the mood for the up and down look...so I am working on a straight single crochet in bright colors..now I'm happy. :)

Christian Homekeeper said...

Hi Patty
My tuplips and daffodils are coming up too. I can hardly wait to open windows and let some sun in!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It is so frustrating when the machine won't cooperate! The ruffle and the material looks so pretty! Can't wait to see when you are finished! blessings,Kathleen

Cindy said...

I think you have had more snow this year than we have had in Indiana !