So, I have been looking for a travel sewing machine. I hate taking my expensive Bernina machines when I go to sew ins etc…
Can you believe that I bought this for $11.99 at Goodwill. Works perfectly. Looks like it was not used much. Needs a bit of oil, but I cold not be happier. This weekend Lynn and I are going to a Sew in sponsored by our guild. Yeah!
Nothing fancy, but perfect for a traveling machine.
I think things may be looking up.
In my challenge to get better at the actual quilting, I am constantly reading advice etc, on how to do it better. The truth is, practice makes you better. However, I am always looking for products that might help me get better. So, quilting gloves helped a bit, but it was only a $10 investment. One of the things that I had been looking at was a Supreme Slider. This is supposed to make the quilt slide more easily as you quilt along. I had asked people and got mixed reviews as to whether it was a help or not, but I was still curious, however, not willing to spend $60.00 to see if it worked.
I had purchased 2 grill liners for the grilling season for $4.99 each. After one use, I found it to be the pain in the but and the unopened grill liner sat on the counter, til today. As I was making dinner a light bulb went off in my head. The grill liner was silicone and super slippery. So, after dinner I took it downstairs and cut a tiny hole in where the needle came down. I took some masking tape and taped it down to my machine table (the original one sticks on it’s own). Well, it worked like a charm. It did make things slide easier and cost less than $5.00. I know we don’t all have an unlimited money supply, so every little bit helps. If you don’t have a supreme slider, give it a try.
We also had a sad weekend. We had to say goodbye to our beautiful Clover Puppy. Clover was a dog we were supposed to be fostering. I knew the minute she walked into our house, she would never leave. That was more than 10 years ago. She was the kindest, sweetest dog that did not have a mean bone in her body. She never let the fact that she was missing a front leg slow her down. I know now that she is pain free and running with My Koko on all four legs. We will as miss her dearly.
Treasure Your Family, including the furry ones
Rescue, whenever possible