Friday, October 30, 2009

Making Sock Monkeys

Fixed my sewing machine without having to take it to the shop thanks to the kind lady at Mel's who answered the phone and guided me step by step. Turns out I had to re-engage the gears of the bobbin case by manually handcranking the's just a machine after all. Currently stitching out a Sock Monkey onto an 8" block of calico fabric. Making a special 1st birthday quilt for Baby Chloe. I found this embroidery design at Loving it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Goldie's Bowl - I Like to Write

Here's what I know about me... I enjoy journaling. I am a long-winded writer. As of today, I am still knitting, not quilting. I have a Bernina 830 sewing/embroidery machine...big, powerful, does all things. Today (10/26/09) mine's out of order and I have to take it in for fixing. Otherwise I would get back to sewing/quilting/embroidery projects. Big sigh! Unfinished Christmas projects are piling up.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Goldie's Bowl - Quilting vs. Knitting

These past weeks, I have dedicated most of my time to knitting and crocheting rather than quilting. Knitting is one of my favorite things to do. But then...I say the very same thing about quilting when I am working on my quilts. I sometimes think about those quilt projects of mine that are not getting done while I'm busy knitting and crocheting and I wonder how other crafters do it. While the weather continue to be very warm during the day here in Southern California, the nights have cooled and the weather is turning. I welcome the cool autumn evenings and early mornings. I have begun knitting this year's Christmas gifts for friends and family.