Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!

It's my birthday today!  This year, I'm not hiding it, I'm basking in all of the attention.   

I'm going to go and buy 4 cupcakes this afternoon.  If I make a dozen, I will eat the majority of them because I have no self control with yummy stuff like that, and my diabetes will not be happy about that.  

My gorgeous quilt is almost done.   I ran out of thread yesterday, sigh (19.99 for a spool, good grief!!) and then today I battled tension issues of some sort.  At first I thought it was  too much lint  (I'm not liking cotton thread because of the lint issue) so I undid all the parts to clean out the lint.   Then I realized it was the big spool of thread that was dragging on it's holder, causing the tension and rats nest issues.  

I highly highly recommend you all turning your machines perpendicular and machine quilting this way.   It is so smooth and you don't get sore!  You don't need to battle with a ton of fabric in the throat of the machine either! to finish my quilt.  It's my birthday, so it will be finished!


  1. Well, happy birthday to you! I'll eat the cupcakes that you don't!

    What do you mean by turning your machine perpendicular? Is this a longarm or do you have some fancy table or something for your standard machine?

  2. happy birtday to you!!! I am also battling the tension issue, but have a lesson with my new machine tomorrow so I will have to wait until then. Have a fun night!

  3. Happy Birthday to you! Hope it's lovely as can be. Can't wait to see your latest creation.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it's a fantastic one!

  5. Happy Birthday, enjoy your cupcakes!!

    Can you take a photo of you (that may be hard - get someone else to do it!) quilting on your machine perpendicularly?

  6. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have had a great day and all the cupcakes you could manage :)

    I turned my machine last time - and it helped so much!! I never would have thought of it but that's my plan for now on :)

  7. Happy Birthday, hope you had a great day.

  8. happy belated birthday! i hope it was a great one!


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