Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

I had all weekend to think about the goals I wanted to set for myself this summer.  I decided I was going to work on and finish one small project a week while working on a larger one.  For example, my Orca Bay Mystery quilt as the large project.  I figured a small project could be a block for a larger quilt, like a hexagon.  Or it could be a small quilt, table runner or topper, a tote, etc.

So today I was working on a row of the Orca Bay.  I found a jelly roll racer kit in the closet from Quilt Day.  I decided to joined the racer strips as leaders and enders. (A la Bonnie Hunter) I finished joining them, even though my row wasn't done, I decided to do the first pass of the racer.  I was barely 2 feet into sewing the strips together when my thread got caught.
Can you see it hanging there?  No matter what I did, I couldn't get it out.  So I guess I'm taking my machine in to be fixed.  While it's in the shop, I'll get it cleaned and oiled.  This wasn't my plan, but "The best laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry."   There you have it, a new plan of how I'm starting my summer sewing.
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