Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday once again!

Look at the view out that window. You can actually see the ground at the base of the stockade fence. Just a couple weeks ago snow was nearly up to the top.

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Today finds me working on this quilt for a friend. She made the top quite some time ago. Judging by the colors and fabrics it may have been in the “70’s. 🙂

Anyhow she asked me to finish it by adding borders & backing and doing the quilting.  I’ve put off the work for too long now and decided today was the day. I was going to spend all afternoon & evening and get this baby done.

Half an hour after this photo was taken my sewing machine ceased to behave. I did everything: changed the needle, rethreaded, changed the bobbin, clean out lint, nothing worked. Now it’s time to bring it to the repair man. I suspect it’s a timing issue, which means it’s in need of a tune-up anyhow. So much for best laid plans!

Since I can’t be productive in my preferrred way I’m going to finish this post and go watch another couple episodes of Outlander. So there. 😀

If you’re wondering why I’m sharing photos of my desk, well, it’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, the day we all get together at Julia’s and take a peek at each other’s creative goings on. It’s always fun and often inspiring. Join us if you have a the time.

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8 thoughts on “WOYWW-Machine Quilting… Or Not

  1. Oh no! That is so annoying, right when you’re ready to do a big project. I was watching Lauren Fairchild’s craft videos on YouTube, and she talked all about how her sewing machine suddenly had a timing issue. But, it was a cheaper machine and the repair would cost more than the machine. So maybe you too have an excuse to pick out a new machine! But, maybe you love yours and want the repair. I do love my current sewing machine, so I would do the repair. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

  2. How annoying! I hope you got your sewing machine sorted by now. Where we live it is extremely difficult to find anyone who repairs sewing machines. So I hope mine continues to behave. (I have an Elna (Swiss) bought in 1976 and still working…)
    I must admit I’ve never done quilting with the machine. Will you finish it by hand?
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#9

  3. Wish I was a bit closer I would have come and fixed it for you. During my time teaching textiles I have spent many hours working on sewing machines after everyone went home. One of the common problems is a small piece of thread stuck in the bobbin casing or take-up leaver that you just cannot see but it alters the timing of the machine so that it cannot sew properly. The only time I gave up with a sewing machine was with a very old one that had a nylon cog which had perished and split, there was no hope for it poor thing.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 42

  4. OH MY GOD..are you some sort of saint?! I finished my first ever Queen sized quilt last year. I made two at the same time, but only finished the one for my parents and that was such hard work that I vowed never again. I keep looking at my beautiful quilt top and saying I have to finish it before I retire (I am 42..) So I laughed at your comment about your friend making it in the 70’s – when I finish mine the day before I retire, I’ll probably have a friend writing a blog saying something something similar. Cx #65

  5. The quilt looks ‘seventies’ indeed… I love it! I saw commercials with similar coloured furniture and clothes, I guess this time period is back and ‘hip’ – I still have skirts and dresses from way back so I’m gonna be one modern lady this summer, ha! Thanks for your visit earlier (and I smiled reading your comment. You are right, there aren’t much horses with boobs like that – there aren’t much women either… I still wonder if the model was photoshopped.) Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #45

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