Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Taking a break from UFO!

Today I will not be working on the paper piecing quilt as I will be heading to Glenn's Falls shortly to have my 180 serviced. The machine needs a good cleaning. I have been on the waiting list of the Bernina dealer that is closest to me for approximately a year and my turn is no where near in sight. I have the feeling that she prioritizes the people who bought a machine from her. Her shop has been open for almost two (2) years. Northern Vermont has had a revolving door of Bernina dealers. My two machines are orphans! Not that I blame her, but that does not solve my problem. So to Glenn's Falls, which is the closest Bernina dealer in Upstate New York, I'm headed. It will be a five (5) hour drive round trip for me. I will be dropping off the machine around noonish and provided that all is well, I'll pick it back up around 3:00 p.m. I do have a few things to pick up. I want to make the Aqua Marine Ambiance table runner. Thankfully I am not on a fabric diet so no guilt for me! lol

As for the wall-hanging, thank you to all those who kindly offered to finish it for me on Stashbuster. You guys are wonderful! I did work on it until 10:30 p.m. I managed to get all of the fabric cut and placed on the designer wall. This should speed up the process drastically. I did get one row sewn together, so I now have four (4) rows done. It's amazing how long this project is taking. It seems to me that I have made queen size quilts in less time than this! Oh well, I will be happy when it's ready for machine quilting, which should be soon!

Off to get ready for my drive. Have yourselves a wonderful day! Tomorrow we are suppose to get a snow storm. I can't wait, I just love snow storms!


Wendy said...

Keep up the good work on the paper piecing. If you feel a break is needed work on something else, it always helps me.
Have a good drive. It's too bad you have to take your machine so far away for servicing.

Meredith said...

To answer your question I only have 3 of them. I have ufos but many of mine are tops. They are helpful so nothing gets lost or squished. Plus you can buy them with a coupon at Joann's so they are pretty cheap.
If you need a break take one. Sometimes leaving a project alone for a while helps.Depending on how small the blcoks are sometimes I get annoyed with paper piecing. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sweet P said...

I hope your drive went well and your machine got fixed.

Darlene said...

Popping in to leave Happy Valentine's Day wishes!

Nicole & Phil said...

a year on the waiting list? that is absurd! Have you spoken to them about it? to me, it sounds like your name may have dropped off the list entirely, or is it a ploy to get you to buy a new machine?
I hope it gets serviced very soon!

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