Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Good very early morning on T-Stands For Tuesday! I thought I'd have new cups to share by now but the two red ones I ordered from Thermos.com--backordered. Maybe by next week. :) Do you see Miss Karma right beyond the red end table?
She was bathing there on the floor. She spends time every day on her claimed Christmas stocking and now the tree skirt from my tabletop tree. Yup--the one leg was broken on the tripod stand and another was giving way so that the tree fell over all the time...so it is now gone. Leah said she has an old green table top tree somewhere that I could have--cool! Then I'll steal back my tree skirt from Karma--LOL!
My Christmas decorations are disappearing. Here's a picture of when Miss Karma was keeping me company as I was writing letters a couple days ago. The big strand of musical lights around the windows--dead as a doornail now. When one light goes they all go, I guess.
This is what it has been looking like mornings. Rain. So overcast that you need lights on all day. I couldn't even take a picture without the camera reflection in the window like you'd get at night--LOL!
I was finally working on the diaper tote all weekend. The first thing I had to do was sew around all the pieces to hold them together.
Now, I admit that I have only owned my one other machine for the past 40 years and this new plastic machine is taking some getting used to, but I am not thrilled with the tension on this one even when it appears to be working pretty well. You sewers will know what I mean. The front looks okay...
...but the thread kind of lays there on the backside.
I think I am having troubles threading this top-loading bobbin. The third time I filled the bobbin I was down to the last pieces...sewing together the handles. I'm going along and the thread totally jams up. The top looked okay still...
...but look at the backside! LOL! OMG!! I'll have to rip that all out.
The thread is all jammed down inside there, so I need to take the metal plate off, right?
Well, guess what? None of the screwdrivers that came with it will fit underneath there. And none of the old ones I saved from my old machine will fit, either. There's only a couple inches leeway above the screw and they don't even give you a screwdriver that will work. Totally ridiculous, right!
Anyways, I will figure out a way. And then I am going on youtube to see if I can find a nice closeup video on how to properly thread a top loading bobbin on a Brother Sewing Machine--LOL! Staring at the pictures in the manual has obviously not been working for me. ;)
Meanwhile...yesterday Leah, Ian, and I went shopping (super sales) at Joann's. I needed more of the brown thread and we wanted to look for fabric to sew our own feminine pads and panty liners. Yes--going even crunchier, folks--ROLF! (You can find crunchy in the online urban dictionary--but think granola lovers--lol!)
If babies can have cloth diapers why can't we use cloth, too, right? Much better for the environment. I had no idea this has also become a more popular thing these days. I was certainly game! Heck, back in the early 70s this flower child was using sea sponges...talk about going crunchy! (Apologies to my male readers.) Anyways, that is going to be the next big project in 2015!
We were there for hours--Ian was soooo good and such a trooper. When I had to sit down at the pattern book table for quite a while Ian kept me company. But I tell you, Gramma was so totally exhausted last night that she couldn't keep her eyes open and was in bed before 9:30pm. Trouble was I woke up at 1:30am and wasn't able to get back to sleep (too sore)...so here I am...earlier than usual for the Tuesday group over at Elizabeth's. :)
But nothing can dampen the Christmas spirit around here, though! Not trees and lights dying or dark days or sewing machine woes or good old body pains or even a brown, wet Christmas. Nosiree! If I don't see you again before--Merry, merry Christmas from me and Miss Karma! And I'll end with a big drooly smile Ian's Mama caught by their Christmas tree.
Happy Holidays!! :):)
"I find ecstasy in living -- the mere sense of living is joy enough."