Boo! I changed the foot, threaded the machine, wound the bobbin and put it in and tried to sew some batting together. Key word there -- tried. ARGH! A veritable crow's nest on the under side. So, I figured the bobbin was a mess -- ie maybe in backward. Turned it around, begged a piece of scrap fabric cause I hadn't brought any extra and tried again. And again, and again. Everyone else was well on their ways to getting the first section sewn and I wasn't able to sew a stitch. Double ARGH. I gave up and came home quite frustrated as I really wanted to get the darn thing started, heck done! So, yesterday I decided to take the rest of the day off.
I decided I need to look at the directions. But, where are they? When I finish here I will go up and look through my filing cabinets. (Not holding a lot of hope for that as the movers took everything out of all the drawers and evidently didn't pay any attention to the order things were taken out.) My hunch is I put the directions in there.
Alternate plans if I can't work on this Christmas Tree Skirt: I could cut the borders for the Million Pieces Quilt. I might not sew them on until after I get my Bernina back. I need to piece some blocks to make the backing of the table runner from a couple of weekends ago. I could unpack another box of books/papers.
Pat of Silver Thimble Quilt Co. wanted to know about the Focaccia Bread from several days ago. The flavor was good but it was too dry. Here it is ready to go in the oven. I think it could have been a bit thinner and that would have helped also. I am going to try it again but I'll watch as the dough forms in the bread machine and add some extra liquid if needed. You can find this recipe here, from Allrecipes.com . I get a daily email from All Recipes with about 5 featured dishes. It has sure helped me expand my choices. Some we love, some we hate. It is easy to try something new with so much variety.
I'm off to the studio to look for those instructions for the machine. Who knows, I may need to take another machine in for a spa day.
Happy Quilting All!