Monday, September 1, 2014

September?!

Is it already September?! Where did my summer go??? For some reason,this summer has been a very busy one, and I did not have much time to do any stitching or quilting, so a simple project like my baby quilt took forever to complete.

I finally managed to pull it out again the past few days as things starting to slow down, and noticed when I was sewing the pieces together using my sewing machine, threads starting to bunch up and was giving me a hard time. I said to myself I will take it in for service once I sew all the pieces together. But just as I was on my last stretch, my needle snapped!!! I took a good look at my machine, and noticed that the needle was touching the bottom of the hook race area….I doubled checked and was sure I did pushed my needle all the way up to the stop pin, so I have no idea why this is happening…. Well, I’ll have to put this project on hold again until I get the machine fixed!! I just hope it is nothing serious….

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Anyways, here is where I am at. The front is completed, and the back almost complete. Since the backing fabric is not wide enough for the whole quilt, I used the left over fabrics to piece it together. And may I say I really miss JoAnn Fabrics?! The local fabric store I went to here has very limited quilting fabrics and I had a hard time finding something that is suitable. I finally managed to settle on this one. I just wish I can find a good fabric store in my area.

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So a little bit about what I did during summer. We had a family trip and went to visit Alaska!!! It was cold and rainy but soooo much fun!! We went to see the bears, the glaciers and all kinds of fun stuff!!! Alaska is soooo beautiful – even in the rain.

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Hope you all had a wonderful summer~

4 comments:

  1. I hope your machine issues are fixed soon!

    Alaska is definitely on my "to visit" list!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie~
      Alaska is definitely a place worth visit!!!

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  2. I'll bet if you do a bit more searching, you will find a nice fabric shop in Taiwan. :)
    I hope your machine troubles are simple.
    How nice that you made it back to the states! And Alaska!! I want to go there some day. Definitely!

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    1. Thanks Vickie~
      I really do hope I can find a good fabric store around here!! I think the reason I'm having a hard time is because most fabrics here are imported mostly from Japan, and I'm so use to fabric from American designers, it is hard to find a fabric that has a similar style. I won't give up, though!!! I still have high hope to find a fabric store that meets my needs!!!

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