Thursday, May 8, 2014

When did it get so complicated?

Nothing should be this complicated… we speak, my Viking Designer 1 is making its’ way to Iowa to be repaired.  The bobbin rewinder has been broken for months.  Knowing how difficult it was to find service (JoAnn’s Viking service rep only stops by 1 day a month, really? like I'm that organized to hit that ONE day?) I had purchased a stand-alone bobbin rewinder to hold me over until the planets aligned and I could catch the Viking rep on his ‘day’.  Those rinky-dink things only last for so long and after 40 bobbins the rewinder bit the dust.  As much as I didn’t want to, I needed to part with my machine for repair.  My dessert buddy Sue, was telling me she knows an authorized Viking tech “back home” and she’d take when she made her next visit.  So now, Sven is on his first road trip without me….

Not that I don’t enjoy the bells and whistles of my Viking, but these machines were built with some stamina!  And budget conscience too!

From the Sears, Roebuck & Co. 1907 catalogue

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's official, I'm behind....

Fussy 14
Fussy 15 

Argh…..Temecula quilt blog is on Week 18 of the fussy stars.  Between over indulging in ice cream, packing and trying to find a new sewing room (oh, and maybe a kitchen and bedroom), there’s just not enough time in the day for a little hand sewing.  Maybe a smidge less ice cream?  Nah… I’ll deal with being behind.

My latest Hexie