Thursday, July 5, 2018

Frustration

I am very lucky to have two sewing machines and both are driving me nuts as I need to do some free range (motion) quilting and the tension is just not right. One I have given up on , the other we are staggering along slowly, sewing and unsewing, adjusting this and that, rethreading, checking the bobbin...late this afternoon I think I am done, not 100% happy but it will do. Still with the secret sewing so no photos to show the frustration!!
Monday I went to sit and sew at the Bellarine Quilters
one thing I love about this group is the willingness to get together and help and teach

and older member finished a quilt, all done by hand, 

so the ladies got together and sandwiched it, ready to tale back to her for hand quilting. How good is that?

The weather has been cold and windy here the last few days...surfs up at St Leonard's!!

the camera didn't pick it up, but the colour under the clouds was a beautiful orange.

Too rough to launch a boat yesterday.

The city of Melbourne off in the distance.

Two hexie diamonds nearly finished.
Keep warm this evening.

 

7 comments:

Jo said...

That is wonderful all working together

Chookyblue...... said...

Hope you get the machines sorted.... ...
Love the pics......

Pamela said...

How nice that everyone helps each other! Your hexies are just adorable!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Frustrating when our sewing partners are not well! Hope you can work it out. Love the quilt being sandwiched. Love your photos....big fan of unruly seas as long as I can watch from the shore xx

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I am a bit frustrated too! Last week from one of the machines the back stitch handle broke and from another one the light. Singer had to order a new handle, so I am going to pick it up today!
Very hot here in Greece. Working together is so rewarding! Lovely pictures.

Deb said...

It's so wonderful when people all work together to help each other. That quilt being sandwiched was truly amazing and all hand down is so special, such an achievement.

Hoping you manage to get your machines all sorted, how frustrating for you.

Fiona said...

Its very annoying when the machine is playing up.... hopefully next time it will behave.... groups are great when they are willing to share and teach...
Hugz