Inspired by Patti I have been busy over the past few days piecing together triangles for some (about 300 I think) hour glass blocks. I felt I needed a project where I didn’t have to read a pattern every five minutes, so on Sunday I slashed a major part of my charm square collection and started piecing them together again randomly.
But then yesterday morning, Bernie (that’s my Bernina:o)) gave me a big startle. In the middle of the last half of triangles, all of a sudden she stopped feeding my fabric through. The dogteeth had stopped moving, and the needle was just going up and down in the same spot, creating a blob of thread. Now what? Opening her up, removing a couple of screws, it hit me: I can’t remember the last time I gave her a good clean and oiling. She is mad because I haven’t been paying attention to her needs! My friend, who has been doing whatever I tell her to do, and I have been neglecting her needs for a looong time! Shame on me! So last night, coming home after a seminar, I cleaned and oiled her, and starting her up tonight she purred like she did when she was new. Puh! And I have promised her to never neglect her like that again.
Anyway, I haven’t really anything to show you for what I have been doing these last days, so I’m just posting you a picture of my ironing board with the triangles I managed to stitch before Bernie got mad at me.
In the box is the triangle units I pieced this weekend, which is about half, and the long strand of pieces is what I managed Monday night. Befor supper today I stitched the rest. Next is to iron them, and then piece the hour glass blocks together. Let’s see how far I can get on that before it gets to late tonight...