I spent last night sewing, since dh was tired and went to bed. It also helps that I was on the last disk of Harry Potter 4 and wanted to finish it up!
Strips were 3 1/2", nice and big for a change! My issue with cutting them? Well, I have a 2.5" and 3.5" ruler in Creative Grid (CG). Then, I jump to a 6.5" Omnigrid. It is too hard to line up an edge of a ruler with the edge of fabric, so I went with my 6.5". I already know that my issue will be that the measurements will not be the exact same as in my Block A, because it was measured with the CG.
Sure enough, they are on the tad big side! I guess that makes for cutting down better than being too small.
Then off to the design board to see what it is looking like!
I really like my design board. It is so much easier to get a good view of what is going on. I used to use the floor, but one can only get so far from it to see.. and it isn't very comfy to get up and down.
I made this with a big piece of foam board from Home Depot. (In the lumber dept.) Stapled some white flannel on it, and my dh stapled it to the wall! No one will notice the tiny holes later. (He has a large stapler). Simple, and Oh, So Worth it.
Another Amazon box came today!
The SideWinder is for winding all those new bobbins I got. I didn't want to be unthreading my needle back and forth.
The BobbinSaver is to store the bobbins without them unraveling.
And, that "Command" package is for attaching my cords to the table and wall. I have to unplug my sewing machine, raise the drop table, remove the front storage case, and then open the bobbin case to replace a bobbin and then put it all back together. Often, I can't seem to find my ends of the cords to plug them back in.(both the electric cord and the foot pedal cord). So these will hopefully keep the cords where they need to be.
I haven't looked too closely, but I think the next class starts with some drafting stuff. It's a good time to get my machine in for some servicing. I'm sorry to say, it's never seen a service man before. I've had it for about 8 or 9 years? Granted, I haven't used it much over the last 7, but it's seen lots of use this year. I thought that since it is a non lubricated machine (except for the bobbin case which I have oiled) I didn't need to worry about it.
However, I went into the local sewing machine store yesterday to look at some lighting and ask about how come my needle is too far to the left so that it comes too close to my presser foot edge and how can I adjust it. She informed me that every 2 years a machine should come in for servicing and the serviceman may be able to adjust that needle. So, I won't be sewing next week while it gets a tune up.
How often do you get your machine serviced?