There was a bit of a delay this weekend. I fussed over my machine: cleaned and oiled it, then repainted the stitch length numbers on the plate. I was tired of looking for the flashlight every time I needed to adjust the stitches. See those numbers? Now I can, too. What a wondrous thing!
I also spent a bit time cleaning out and refilling a little old oil dropper. Much more precise than the bottle my Singer oil came in. I actually oiled what I was supposed to. What a concept!
|Frankentree (Did I pin it enough?)|
But look! I have the trunk and half the leaves stitched down. I'm loving how this is shaping up. It's amazing how different it looks between being pinned and stitched. If I were to make another tree, I think I'd make the leaves as complete pieces, then tack them down. The 3D effect is pretty cool.
I hope to have the leaves done by Friday. I should be quilting and binding this weekend.
As I'm working on this, I am also planning a baby quilt. I've switched patterns and am currently picking fabrics. It's causing a dilemma I've never had before. In the past I'd have no choice but to purchase the necessary yardage for a project like this. But now I actually have a tiny stash. Goodness - do I make the quilt with what I have, or buy specific fabric? I can hear the laughter from established quilters: why on Earth would you pass up an excuse to buy more material?!?
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