Friday, April 25, 2008

Hooray!

I'm very happy to report that my precious little baby - my featherweight - is now home. Once again she is sewing a beautiful seam and purring just like a kitten. She is cleaned, polished, and oiled. The tension assembly was taken apart and whatever was wrong there was fixed. The bobbin case also had it's tension tweaked. This is the best stitch I've ever seen her make with the finer thread - right now I'm using Alex Anderson's Masterpiece. I'll have to try the Aurifil again. Now that she is well again she may decide she likes it too. I hope so - I have several cones!

Megan has asked us to post a picture of all our Civil War blocks together. I hope to get that done in the next couple days - as well as catch up with last week's blocks. Plus catch up with my Dear Jane. Now that the medallion is a finished flimsy I can return to other projects.

6 comments:

Pam said...

Patti, what is that lacy thing on your machine? Is that a 1/4 in seam marker? if so, wow...cool!!!

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Nines said...

ah...I breath a sigh of relief with you. Welcome home little featherweight!

Karen said...

Oh yes, is that a seam marker? Your featherweight is so beautiful. So do they in general not like Aurifil?

Sarah said...

I have set up my singer to be my piecing machine last year thanks to your wonderful directions. Can you please elaborate on your seam guide in the above photo? It looks like it is removeable, and that would be really handy. Thanks! I enjoy your blog, even though I hardly ever comment. : )

Judy said...

I agree...please share. Your seam marker looks fabulous! I've tried several for my featherweight and gotten nowhere. It looks like a lacey chunk of acrylic that screws into the machine bed? Right?

Judy said...

I too want to know where you got your cute little seam guide. And where did you take your baby to get her healthy again? (I ask because we are sort of neighbors and my baby could use a check up.)