Spring cleaning

Hello there!

This past week has been Spring cleaning time for me! But before you think “it’s too soon for Spring cleaning”, let me explain…Do you remember last week when I told you about the Craftsy class I’m taking on machine-quilting with your walking foot? Yes, well, while I was busy playing with my machine’s settings I noticed that my stitch width knob  was acting funky. It would jump from o to 2. something and then back to 0 again. Very weird. So I did a bit of research and finally decided that I wasn’t doing anything wrong, but my machine was having issues ( not uncommon, I found out!). So I called the shop where I purchased it and brought it in. After extracting promises that it wouldn’t take too long to get it fixed I left it there. I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to clean my room ( and boy, was it necessary!)

But once I got started it just went from bad to worse and I really wished I could hit the “undo” button and just deal with a bit of a mess, rather than the HUGE one I was creating! Well,  it took some perseverance on my part ( and a call from the shop saying that my machine was ready and all fixed~ yeah!)  to finish the job. It looks so great and I’m so glad I did it…my husband pointed out that I might want to have my sewing machine ‘ break’ once a year or so……that’s not even funny ( but it would be useful!)

Doesn’t it look great? I just love having it looking so clean, but I know it won’t last long! One of my boys pointed out that maybe I should stay out of my room and not mess it up again….yeah, nope, that’s not going to happen! (Although I do have to admit that I have NOT plugged in my machine yet…maybe I am liking this cleanliness a little too much?!)

So apart from doing a major clean, I did get a chance to work on a few projects at the beginning of this week. I finished my latest BLOOM block and got a chance to quilt my Wash Day row from my row by row quilt.

The quilting is far from perfect, but it will look just fine as part of the bigger quilt!

No other new projects to share yet, although I did find some quilts/ quilt blocks that I really should finish and display….maybe I will get to work on some of those this coming week?!

Finally I would like to leave you with this quote that I found in one of my favorite recipe books ever. I thought it might be a great quote to write in a card, until I read the last line!

“May the light always find you on a dreary day. When you need to be home, may you find your way. May you always have courage to take a chance, and never find frogs in your underpants.”

Mmmm, maybe NOT the best quote to use in a card, but very funny nonetheless!

Have a great week everyone!




4 thoughts on “Spring cleaning

  1. You did a great job on your craft room, mind you the before pictures weren’t that bad, compared to my craft “space” ie lounge room. Your blocks are looking lovely. Take care and thanks for sharing. Guida


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