I lopped off a section of the batting roll and loaded up a quilt. Parenthetical seemed the most likely to allow me to play with free motion because of the heavy patterns on both the back and the front. And I played with wild abandon!
It went very quickly, like maybe 3 hours from start to finish. But I had a lot of insignificant yet aggravating problems. Which started early this morning.
At 3 AM the cat (who never does this) peed in the corner of the room. Frank heard it in his sleep. He jumps up and tosses the cat out, gets the new Spotbot and cleans it up, retrieves the cat and gets back in bed. How he heard it in his sleep is a mystery to me. He used to hear Carrie turn over in her room across the house when she was a new kid. I never heard the child. So much for the Mother/Child umbilical cord.
At 4:30 AM McGee throws up. Frank heard it in his sleep. He jumps up and tosses the dog out, gets the new Spotbot and cleans it up, retrieves the dog, gives him some tummy medicines and gets back in bed. How he heard it in his sleep is a mystery to me. This time I pretend to sleep.
At 6:05 AM McGee poops on the rug. He has never done that before. Now how Frank heard that I will never know. He jumps up and tosses the dog out again, gets the new Spotbot and cleans it up, retrieves the dog and goes out for breakfast and to feed the dogs. I got up because I had that medical test today. It went well, not much pain involved, and a good report.
Back at home I have wild dogs since the weather is really cool. I have taken everything I own out of McGee's mouth, DiNozzo's paws or Chloe's bed. The spool of thread had been previously chewed by a certain unnamed dog, so I used it for bobbins.
Several of the bobbins only filled half way or less before the thread was broken. So I had to change bobbins very often, and had enough to do all but 12 inches of the last corner. So that is done in a nice purple!
And the clamp that holds the light on the machine broke. It is very difficult to quilt like this.
The flashlight I use to look up under the quilt for the tension on the back, refused to turn on.
But I got a chance to play and doodle and circle and do anything anywhere and go wild! It was wonderful!
I am ultimately happy and the dogs are finally settling down........finally.