Sunday, November 22, 2009

Look what I have been working on



I had a fun afternoon yesterday shopping with my MIL. We had a nice salad/sandwich combo for lunch and then we went to several stores. We were gone most of the day and then I went grocery shopping. So I started sewing around 9:30 and found myself making a lot of mistakes, I think I was tired. I knew I should hang it up. But, I did get a lot of this second snowman finished. I am hoping to finish it and get them quilted today, but I suspect life might distract me. LOL. A girl can dream though.

Next up is a Table topper I made my friend for Christmas using a Cotton Way pattern and a Cotton Blossoms charm pack. I like how it turned out. It took some getting use to the raw edges, but I do like it. I love the circles, and then the inner colors.


Let me tell you about the other saga in my sewing room. I went to personalize an apron for my nephew the other day. When I went to pull out my compact flash card and adapter, they were not in my machine. This is the first time I went to do this since it spent a month in the shop. I know you are thinking...ut oh. Ut oh is right. So, I call the shop and they did say they looked for it, but they followed up with that they never keep them and that they must have sent it home with my husband. I said that they most certainly did not send it back in the paper bag of accessories or it would have been in the bag (where I kept everything and put it all back in my machine when it returned). Furthermore if I had the card, it would be in the empty case that is sitting on the floor next to my sewing table. Anyway, I didn't like the gals attitude, she was quite rude to me. It made me want to add that I can see why all of their business is going across town to buy their machines in the newer quilting shop than to deal with them. BUT, I refrained. I just know where my next machine will come from. First they had my machine for over a month and then they lose my flash card. I will never make the mistake of leaving it in my machine while in the repair shop again. A mistake that ended up costing me $36. Ouch.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh no that's terrible about your machine. I would do the exact same thing as soon!

Allie said...

What lovely quilts - I'm so sorry the shop lost your card! That's one thing I love about my repair guy, he goes over my stuff and sends home with me anything I might have left. I drive an hour to see him rather than go to the one close to home. Aggravating to have to drive, but SO worth it. And if I need him to, he'll repair my machine on the spot so I don't have to make the drive to pick up.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The table topper and snowman are both so cute - you are just whipping things out Kris!

PunkiePie said...

What a bummer Kris! I'm sorry that happened to you. But on a happier note, your snowman and table runner are awesome. Maybe I'll work on my own snowman this week since I'm only working Monday and half of Tuesday.

I LOVE short, short work weeks!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's awful! I'd definitely take my business elsewhere. I LOVE that table runner -- it's like a giant faux cathedral window. Great Job!

Michelle said...

Hate that has happened...on the brighter side - your snowman is coming along nicely.

Mary said...

Beautiful, just Beautiful!! Love the Snowman and the table runner!!! What a lucky girl who gets that table runner, Hugs, Mary

Kim said...

There's a shop here in Sacramento that has the same sort of reputation; unfortunately, it's the only shop in town that can repair computerized sewing machines; many quilters I know drive a couple hours each way to take their machines elsewhere!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry that happened, Kris--very frustrating. I do love your table runner from the Cotton Way pattern--have the pattern, but have been a bit chicken to try it -- you're inspiring me though!