What a summer! The boys and I were on the go for 7 weeks straight! 3 weeks in Estonia, 3 weeks of summer camps and 1 week visiting friends in Chicagoland. And there’s still 5 more weeks of summer left! The kids don’t go back until September 9th!
This last trip to the Chicago area was spent visiting friends from when we lived there 2 years ago, including my old quilting friends, the “Quilter Bees.” I am very lucky to have found a new hive to call home with new quilty friends in NJ, but there’s nothing like going back to the original hive!
Upon my return from Chicago, I received the remainder of the fabric I need for Driftwood. My friends were very enthusiastic about the new design, so I am encouraged. On Friday, I was trying to finish up my trial block. Unfortunately, my sewing machine was not cooperating. After changing the needle and checking out the bobbin case, I realized my baby might need a little extra TLC. I regularly clean out the bobbin area, but I knew I was overdue for a proper cleaning. Fortunately, my local sew & vac store services Janome (I sew on a Janome 6600) and was able to turn my baby around in just a day. He was surprised to see how clean the bobbin case was, but he said it was a different story when he removed the bottom plate! That’s when he said he realized I really was a sewer! I will admit, she hasn’t been serviced since we moved, nearly 2 years ago! Ladies (and gentlemen!), don’t forget to take care of your machine!
So, now it’s time for some serious sewing! Other than a few day trips with the kids (and hopefully husband!), I plan to spend my mornings sewing and my afternoons doing some serious yard work. It’s amazing how much weeds can grow in just 7 weeks, especially with all the rain we’ve had! The planting beds were nearly spotless before we left for Estonia in June! Oh well!
That’s all the news for now!