|used this week||-2.875|
|added this week||4|
Time for another stash report. I thought I was going to make it through January without adding a single inch of material. But thanks to my Birthday and good friend Charlene I now own the most beautiful Mardi Gras Stonehenge and some really incredible mask fabric.
I think I need a chart to track usage and outflow.
I counted Maylee's Quilt's fabrics because I finished the top and just need to put the back together and quilt it. It turned out incredible. Everyone loves it, including the momma! And that is the important person of note!
I am working on my Fifty Shades of Grey piece for the Fiber Group. And I counted the small hanging for the Lady Slipper piece. Small stuff this week. Hopefully bigger next week!
Do you have days when your stuff just breaks? Light bulbs all seem to burn out the same week, the dishwasher goes on the fritz, the washer won't drain? Well, I have had two months of things breaking.
First my ironing board caved and tilted, my iron stopped ironing, then my printer died. My camera stopped taking pictures. So all that is new. My favorite shawl I drape around my shoulders when I go out has a huge hole in the end, courtesy of McGee. My seam ripper/trimmer fell apart in my hands as I was ripping out a long seam. The rotary cutter stopped cutting, I think I lost a part when I last changed the blade, nothing I could do would make the stupid thing cut.
As I said, so all that is new. And better. So it was not all that bad. I have a new wireless printer that will print from my iPad too! That is way cool!
Now, my little Brother sewing machine that cost all of $79 three years ago now refuses to set the tension to any setting. My
It will cost more to have Ray look at it than it cost me, so I am in the market for a new second machine. I am open to your suggestions. I would like to spend between $200 and $400, have a drop feed dogs, needle up/down and the ability to have a walking foot. It is the machine I would take to classes, retreats, and Red Stick. My big machine is too expensive to be hauling around with the potential for dropping or getting wet or something.
What brands do you have that you like? What is your favorite one to sew on? Which one do you take to classes and retreats? What is a feature you MUST have on your machine?
In fact, I am so confused right now about all the machines and the reviews online that maybe you could just buy one and have it shipped here for me, I will give you my credit card number!!!!!!