Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Up and Running
I was perhaps a bit too enthusiastic at applying the oil? I must have gotten some on the bobbin winder's contact wheel, so it kept slipping. Took a few minutes to figure out what I'd done wrong. The bobbin had wound perfectly just the other day. I can't believe I've already run through a full bobbin of thread on this machine.
My regular sewing machine is due back tomorrow. Yay! The Key West quilt is on hold until it returns. In the meantime I worked on some of the selvage triangles and sewed together some crumbs. I found out the 99 and my 714 both take the same bobbin. That's cool - all of my wound bobbins can go in either machine. So I loaded up the colored thread and finished off some hexies as well.
My pile of string triangles is quite impressive - just under 100 blocks. I figure 20-40 more would give me enough for a lap-sized quilt. I have no ideal what I'll do with it - but that's when I'll stitch them together. I have 75 hexies. I need to decide what I'm making with them, so I can start sewing them together.
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