Used year to Date: 50.42 yards Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Stash Decrease for 2013: 50.42 yards
Well, another week with nothing to report. Any production came to a screeching halt on Monday, when my trusty machine would not make a nice stitch. I had just finished making some HSTs for my red Christmas basket quilt, and had some more to make when it happened. It sucked the top thread down, and I removed the pieces twice; then I cleaned the lint out of the bobbin case area. Long story short, I made an appointment with the nearest Viking dealer (250-mile round trip!) and asked that a block of time be reserved so that we wouldn't have to make a second trip to pick it up. The tech said there was a piece of thread under the screw in the bobbin area--I think a dull cutter blade probably was causing the problem. Anyway, it was past time for a good cleaning--I think it's been 2.5-3 years.
Then life intervened--DH started asking me questions about our taxes, so I decided I'd better get started on them. I no longer enjoy doing them; but also know that if I had them done, I would still go over everything minutely. At this point I have my spreadsheet done and am almost ready to start reading the book to see what new laws/changes are in effect since last year. So, no trips to the sewing room!
We visited thrift shops and antique stores while waiting for my machine; that was fun! I picked up some "bargains"--a large creamer/sugar bowl for church receptions, some winter scene wine stems that match what I already have, a ladle for my punch bowl, a Nordicware cake pan ($1), and (drumroll!) a metal ballot box that has been painted with a teddy bear (very well done!). I love the ballot box! When DH looked at the tag, he was surprised that it was so inexpensive! Bargains are good--it paid to check out the things downstairs!! I love things that bring me joy when I look at them--not the finest or most desired, just things that make me smile when I look at them.