I mentioned that I needed to take my sewing machine in for repair. And I did. Last week. They anticipated it would be done the 6th. This is the first time I've used this shop. It came highly recommended. The prices are cheaper (and additionally, there was a coupon on line) and the turn around time is normally one week or less, whereas my other dealer's turn time was three weeks. Wouldn't you know tho' that when I took my machine in the repair fella was on vacation. Still a turn time of 10 days is better than 21!
On my way back I stopped at my LQS who had just moved from Oregon City to West Linn. I was going to spend money! Too bad I had forgotten they were closed on Mondays. Oh well! At least now I know where they are and just zip right to their door after picking up my machine on Wednesday.
So I've been sewing on my old machine, circa early 1970's and it is a workhorse but noisy compared to todays machines. Why is it that I like the noise generated by the muscle cars of that era but I don't appreciate the sound of this machine? I have considered getting a Juki for machine quilting but I hear they are noisy. Sooo, maybe that won't be happening.
As I don't like machine quilting on my old machine I've not accomplished much on UFO's. Now, as I didn't get my goal of two finished last month, I will strive to accomplish four this month. In the meantime tho', I pieced a Valentines top, all from leftovers, already cut into my favorite 2 1/2 inch squares. I just had to sort through and find enough reds.pinks and grays. I was inspired by this one http://homesweethideaway.blogspot.com/2011/01/rouenneries-valentine-quilt.html
I hope to quilt mine before the 14th.
I hope you all have a fun, productive week!