A few more blocks are completed for the Sampler quilt we are making in the beginning quilt class I'm attending.
While the finished blocks are the same when I piece by hand, the cutting and piecing methods we are using makes quick work putting these together. However, every now and then I hit a snag and get reacquainted with my seam ripper as evident in the photo below.
I even did the measure twice and cut once, but my seams went wonky, then my bobbin decided after sewing the first five blocks above to start jamming, sigh, luckily it didn't take an hour of fiddling and making test lines to get it working again. I was so disgusted I wanted to pack up and go home. The one good thing is I don't like the fabric choices I used for this particular set so I can re make a new set. The person next to me had problems with her machine at the start of class she had trouble last week with her other machine so this gave the instructor plenty of room to sales pitch the wonderfully expensive sewing machines offered at the shop. I see it this way, if I was sure I would keep quilt making with a sewing machine, did more sewing in general and if I were 25 years younger I would consider buying a sewing machine for thousands of dollars, but at 59 I am practical I can buy a used car, jet ski or book a week away at a spa resort for the price of a sewing machine. Then yesterday while reading email Joann's was having a 25% off sale on sewing machines with free shipping.Yes I was tempted but I resisted.
Last weekend I did buy a new 27 inch monitor for my computer at a great price (under $200.00) from New Egg.
I've wanted to go bigger for quite some time so when my son was buying some new components for his computer he alerted me to the sale and 5 days later it was at my door.