Saturday, December 7, 2013

All’s Right With the World…

I have been stewing about my mid-arm not preforming as well as it should…Hubby’s advice was to leave it alone and give it a four month rest…

WHAT?  And stew about it for FOUR long months?

So yesterday morning I gave her new thread, new needle, a dusting and oiling, gave her a few loving strokes and a pep talk  and started a sampler…and low and behold… she purred like a kitten!!  Eureka…before she changed her mind, I put on a small quilt top that I really wanted quilted…and flew at it!!  She went through it like butter…Done!  No fuss, no muss…and no issues!!

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Here are the two finishes so far…note the binding got put on last night!!  The top white quilt was the one where I had ‘issues’ but not the green one!

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Oh man, that felt so good that I just HAD to try another…so in the afternoon I did the same things…new needle, same thread, a dusting and oiling…the same loving strokes and pep talk and flew at another small quilt…this time the wee bowtie quilt (you might remember the Bonnie Hunter Bowtie Challenge…yup, this little guy has been hanging  around for a while!)…and PRESTO, she’s DONE!!  I’m in heaven!!  Merry Christmas to ME!!

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NOW my mid-arm can have her well deserved four month rest and mama won’t be stewing about anything!!  All is right with the world!!

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No sewing today…it’s time for Family and Christmas…a little early but much needed! 

Have a great day!!~P

28 comments:

  1. Love your quilts, how nice to have you very own quilting machine, you better cover her up and leave some cookies while you are gone.....

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  2. Wonderful progress Paulette. I've found a glass of wine helps too!

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  3. Great finishes.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. Happy for you to be able to sing through those three quilts! Love the bowties! Enjoy your family time!

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  5. Sensational. You're building a nice collection of scrappy little beauties! Hope you have a blessed family time.

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  6. Good for your Paulette!! You do need to clean and oil them frequently. A new needle for each project..lol

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  7. Oh i am in love!! What a little beauties,..

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  8. I'm glad she decided to cooperate and momma is happy once again. Three beautiful little quilts.

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  9. I've got a BIG smile on my face for you!

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  10. Great news. Those cuties deserved to be quilted. So glad everything worked out. I guess the mid-arm knew she would be having a four-month vacation so she decided to co-operate. Have a great weekend with your family.

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  11. Congrats on figuring out her issues and following through. Sounds like you mind will be at piece for you four month giveaway.

    They all look lovely.

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  12. So glad you figured a way to make it work. It must have been a tad frustrating. I remember one of my Mum's old sewing machines being very fussy and snapping thread when it shouldn't. It really puts you off using the thing then. I think it had better enjoy its rest because when you get after 4 months there will possibly be a few quilt tops that need quilting.

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  13. Bright and cheerful finishes! I really like the applique on the hst quilt.

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  14. Amazing what a new needle can do. Great that you got them finished. Enjoy your family Christmas

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  15. Really like your HST quilt. I'm saving HST's (the left-overs from making Flying Geese with the Bloc Loc ruler). Like the applique on the border - gives it some class!

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  16. Three beautiful quilts! Congratulations!

    heh.. its amazing what a new needle etc. will do, eh?

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  17. That is how my pfaff is, she will not work and for no reason and then she is fine, finicky machines. They came out beautifully. I hope you have a wonderful early Christmas with your family.

    Debbie

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  18. Beautiful quilts, Paulette and I'm glad you had no issues with your mid-arm. Enjoy your time with your family!

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  19. They are so cute! Glad you were able to breeze through them and get everything working well with your longarm.:)

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  20. She didn't need a four month rest--she needed some TLC Beautiful quilts

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  21. Never give up,never give up (this is a tune!) You did it! Sometimes we take the night off and come back refreshed and knock it out of the park:):) That and we are quilters! lol

    Very well done,beautiful quilts!!

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  22. Congratulations for sorting that one out! Fabulous results. Now you can enjoy the trip, with no baggage, so to speak.

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  23. So glad you were able to quilt those darling little quilts! Hope the rest helps. :-)

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  24. That is good news. My Dad used to say that most mechanical problems were caused by dirt. So nothing that a good cleaning, oiling and a new needle wouldn't fix.

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