I’m not real sure I can see the Witch Head but it seemed to suit the day!
I’m going to have to get good with this machine if I don’t want it just sitting there gathering dust. So I dove in. I’m about ten or fifteen years behind the times with this. I think most people who sew have conquered this machine years ago.
When I made quilts and wall hangings for publication and sale, I used a needle and thread. In the last few years of doing this I finally decided I could piece a quilt on the machine. I never enjoyed doing it that way though. I was always just real happy to sit with some pieces of fabric and put them together by hand. I also quilted everything by hand. And I like the hand quilting much better. I think I’m going to go back to doing some of this eventually. I had lost my inspiration for quite a while. I don’t want to make “quilts” any more. I just want to make art out of fabric which is what I was doing for most of the 20 years I did this.
Anyway, I’m much more interested these days in clothes and making stuff I can wear. And today – I threaded that blasted machine PERFECTLY and I have a nice overcast seam just the way I want it. I also adjusted the differential feed to keep my knit fabric from stretching and creating a wavy seam! I feel all grown up now.
It’s been cold here for a few days. We’ve been spoiled by warm October weather. It’s actually warmer today than it’s been for about a week, but we have some kind of storm coming. Naturally! I’m very glad it’s a rain storm and not the other kind. I don’t want the other kind at all.
I found this photo at turtletechie.com – kind of cute, huh?