Sunday, September 19, 2010
Nothing quiet like an Old Fool! :)
But, I am tenacious when I sink my brain into something and I continued to look this year too. So, when we took the Brother Embroidery machine to North Carolina last time - we got lucky and saw a small flea market with all kinds of treasures to behold and it was there that I found my sheets.
When I pulled them out and was studying how I wanted to decorate them up some. I was looking at the top of the sheet and decided that I wanted a hummingbird to go across the top edge , but it would have to be smaller -so it would fit on the band. I pulled out my hoop from the Brother PE 700II and it was just WAY to big to fight with. I happened to remember my Bernina hiding under the cutting table in a little tote to protect it. I could remember when I put it there I thought I had killed it for sure? But, no time like the present to refresh my brain?
First it gave me a fit because of the tension - so I worked on that for a while and finally got it to agree it might want to "play" with me for a while. :)I even put in a test piece and now it was running like a champ. But ? you know how that is - ! I worked really hard to get the project on the hoop that is a 4 x 4.
But, as soon as I put the REAL PROJECT in the hoop - it would start and then break the threads about every 20 seconds!GRRR! It was a terrible challenge.
My next move was to fold that up and check for the pillowcases to work on next. I finally got them all separated and discovered that they have 4 pillowcases for this set! I have never met a set with four pillowcases before???????
I sat and studied them for a few minutes and decided that I did not like the hummers that I had chosen to put on them. So, I went round and round trying to decide which way to go??? I like that one that I put on the top of the sheet, but it really needs to be done with my old machine which cuts the threads every 20 seconds and i don't know IF I am up to that battle??? Just trying to figure out how to tackle this battle and I realize how tired I am and I have out door chores to go do - before it gets dark on me. I will ponder this for a while and maybe with some rest I will find a resolution?????? :)
It was really pretty here today -in the 80's but the night temps are going down in the 50's , so I know my beloved Summer is quickly leaving me. :(
Love to one and all and may each of you have the sun shine on your path and love guide your way! :)