Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Viking Down

My Viking 180 - purchased when my mother was pregnant with me and passed on to me when I was in college.
She's hurt.  :(
I took her for a cleaning, got her back, sewed a set of curtains.  Another night sewed a couple seams on some Christmas presents, went to put Sam in bed, and came back to a burning smell and smoky sewing cave.

This appears to be the culprit.  That burned looking piece behind the power cord socket.
She's in the shop now - hopefully it's something simple that is easy to fix.  Eventually I'd like a new sewing machine with a bigger throat for quilting, but for now I want my old girl fixed and running again. 

My Brother is working overtime right now while the Viking is getting fixed up.  Fingers crossed I get some good news from the tech soon.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Insanity Begins . . . Now

It's that time of year again, where I go nuts and end up chained to the sewing machine until hours before Christmas Eve.  Here's a sampling of what's hanging out in the sewing cave:

 Completed reusable grocery bag . . . two down, five to go.
Blocks for MIL's quilt
Stack of diaper cuts waiting to be sewn together
(and Will needs these as soon as I can force myself to start on them!)
Fleece hoodie for Sam and Wiksten Tova top muslin for me
Plus: 3 doll dresses and another quilt that's a present.  
I'm a glutton for punishment.  But at least I get to look at pretty things like these while I sew.  
Maybe one day I'll even use one of those charm packs.


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