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,

  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. Well done you for taking on someone else’s quilt. It does look rather retro doesn’t it. Hope you get your machine working soon
    Famfa 55

  6. 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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