Honest, I did try! See after finishing off the Bali Strip Challenge I moved back to my quilted gift that needed to be redone - yesterday I got similar fabrics together and adjusted my machine until I thought my tension was good and then practiced some. Soon I found out that I definitely need my "machingers" but oh my where are they - I have two pairs too. They weren't in my sewing machine which I'd think was the logical place for them. I was so frustrated after trying to free-motion quilt without that I gave up.
Instead I found my box of pictures, oil paintings and quilted hangers and proceeded to hang them up - like hit and miss with these old crumbling walls when hammering nails into them. Oh well I did my best and I can tell you it's lovely to see some of my favourites up on display. Then I read the evening away!
Then today I tackled my "studio" and managed to unload two large bags and two boxes. I even found some lovely Christmas placemat fabrics that I'll have to do up - who knows maybe if I get this place cleared of most of the boxes I just might have my ex-Lewiscraft gals over around Christmas for a LONGGGGGGGG overdue supper!!! Will see, no promises from me!
Anyways I came across a load of blue jeans and proceeded to cut them up! GOSH I remember the last batch I did and how sore my back was from leaning over the table! HA HA HA - not this time!!! I just LOVE my new cutting table (thank you Margo and Harold) - it's just the right height and I had to stop because my scissors were bruising my thumb! OH and it's time I left for a BBQ. Bye!