March 06, 2013

Good News/Bad News



It's been a busy time, and I've only a few minutes for an update, so here goes........

Good News:  The borders are on and this quilt's off to be quilted. 

Bad News: The two quilts (Bordered Diamonds and French General) are back and now need binding!

And add them to the the other one waiting, and it means a month of sewing on bindings ahead!

Bindings = ICK ICK ICK
  
Good News:  The hexies are sewn together. 

Bad News: I am super sick of pink, and there's still a BIG stack of leftover hexies still to use.

I've put the spare hexies and the top away for a "rest" period before any sewing more pink. I'm still trying to decide about the border treatment, and that will take time--maybe years.
 

Good News:  Found these cute little bins at Hobby Lobby.  They aren't durable (made of paper), but at only $1.99 each, they've been a good aid in keeping the cutting table organized.  I use them to coral and sort the scraps.  And when they aren't in use, they stack nicely.     

Bad News: They are full of more pink scraps to use up!
BIG, BIG GOOD NEWS: I've had the same sewing machine for FORTY years. When it started having problems, a very nice friend loaned me her older (1130) Bernina, which was a definite help (thanks Patty!) But now I have a new one of these (woohoo!) and a new cabinet will come tomorrow! The spot is all vacuumed and ready!

 
Bad News:  I am such a slow learner--it's a big jump to computerized from my old Viking.  I am more than a little bit intimidated.  Even worse, I have been too busy with family stuff to be able to spend much time getting acquainted--maybe tomorrow........

If you don't see many posts from me for awhile, please ask someone to check to see if I've accidentally sewn myself into something and am stuck under the presser foot. 

Happy Stitching!

13 comments:

Debra said...

Love those pink hexies they look fabulous teamed with the black and white. Bindings are super tedious to sew but at least you're closer to having quilts and not just a box full of flimsies!

Jackie said...

I have one of the 7 series too. I'm slowly getting to know her. The manual is never far away but each day I'm finding it more and more intuitive. Congratulations!

Julierose said...

I am hexied-out, too. Funny--I put mine away to "think on" the border, too..hmmmm. Congrats on your new Bernina...just don't sew through any fingers or toes (LOL) Julierose

Cathy said...

Haha Donna your post made me laugh out loud (the family know i'm weird already so it's fine!!). I love it. And all that pink. But especially about your machine, woohoo. I hope you are getting a free class with that, they are invaluable. I can just picture you stuck under the presser foot, eek! xo

Karen said...

I like the pink hexagon piece you are working on. I think working on any hexagon quilt might get tiring after a while.

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations on the finish and think how good the quilts will look once the binding is sewn down. Love your pink hexagon quilt and that sewing machine looks like you need a license to run it - good luck playing with it.

imquilternity said...

LOL... I just don't see ANY bad news there! Gorgeous quilts and a new machine. How exciting!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on getting a new fancy machine! It wont take long for it to be your new best friend, and maybe help you tackle more pink.

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your new sewing machine Donna!!! I hope you are getting well acquainted!
If I lived closer I would love to come help you sew down bindings! I looove hand sewing!
Giving the hexies and "pink" a rest is a great idea. You will rediscover everything with renewed enthusiasm when the time is right.

Nancy said...

Congrats on the new machine. I have been thinking about one of those for myself but hate the idea that it won't fit in my cabinet.

LynCC said...

oh, fun and intimidating to have a new machine. :) And I can so relate to your overload on pink - it's been blue for me the past 6 weeks or so!

Kathie said...

hey its been a while! how is your new machine? do you love it????
kathie

Jane in Wales said...

Your hexies look great! Success with getting to know your new sewing friend!