I read how many of you are only able to grab an hour or so to quilt or do other hobbies each day. . . and yet are able to accomplish so much. That is not the case for me.
My children are both grown and many evenings I am home alone because Larry works 24 hour shifts and yet, for some reason I don't feel like I get anything accomplished in small blocks of time. Case in point--tonight and last night. I spent a few hours each night in the sewing room and thought, "what have I accomplished."
Both evenings I spent working with the tension on my Janome 1600P DB. At first the top thread showed through on the bottom. Then the bobbin thread showed through on the top. So I worked and worked with it and finally this evening, I can get it to sew correctly with all threads except variegated. (Come to think of it, I started out with variegated when I found out my tensions was off.) I guess I went full circle. So I have decided for now I don't really need to use that variegated thread.
I have also never used a stencil for a quilt pattern before and practiced following one tonight while adjusting the tension. So I guess I did accomplish something. Just not a lot to show for it.
Tomorrow at 3 p.m., spring break begins. Yeah. I hope I can get a lot accomplished during the next week. We plan to camp a few days. The good thing is I have plenty of space to sew since the kids will not be coming. Well, I guess not. I haven't asked them.
Craig and/or Kelsey, do you want to come?
The bad thing is we don't have internet capabilities at the park. I always feel kind of cut off from the world. But I love the peace and quiet. Especially, if it is sunny and warm and I can sit outside and read a book or sew. I have been know to cut out quilts on the picnic tables. Kind of uncomfortable, but do-able. I have even set up my sewing machine out under the trees and sewed. It is a great life that always comes to an end to soon.
Horray for Spring Break!
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.