Saturday, September 25, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

It's been another busy week with a lot of driving around.  The good news is my loan went through and I got my $$ wired into my bank account on Wednesday.  I was also able to get my solar panels off on Monday, in preparation for the new roof.  The disturbing news is that the roofers didn't start this week.  I had heard last Friday they would start working on my fireplace dry rot on Thursday.  I told the solar panel guys I needed the panels off because the roofers were coming this week.  I didn't hear anything from them on Thursday, so I called and found out they took on a some new jobs as they were waiting for me.  So it might be a week or two before they start.  Meanwhile my panels are off, and I will be paying for more electricity instead of creating it, and our weather is still in the 90's.  

Otherwise my youngest grandson John turned 11 on Wednesday and I picked him and his sister up and we went and got slushies with boba after school, and they liked that.  

He had requested a special sweatshirt for his birthday which I ordered.  It must be coming from China because even though I ordered it the first part last of August, it won't be here till the second or third week of October.  So I decided to embroider him a sweatshirt to give to him for his BD too.  He requested a tuxedo cat design.  He had a cat named Max that died several years ago that was a tuxedo cat.  

On the last color, which I think was the nose, the needle broke and my machine started showing a picture of gears.  I looked in the bobbin case and there it was.  I decided to drive it down to the machine place because I couldn't reach it.  They actually took it in the back and the technician said there was no needle.  So I took it back home.  Next morning I plugged it in and there was an error message about a machine malfunction.  I took it to my local shop where I had purchased the machine and the lady at the other place that was helping me put the bobbin case back in wrong.  They are the same company, and the other place does all the repairs.  So I did a lot of driving around for nothing.  

My day for the I'm Falling for You Blog hop was here.  These were a couple of my slow stitching projects.  The first one I didn't show on the blog hop.  

These were a couple of my other projects.  I wasn't able to finish the quilt as one machine is still in the shop, and the other one had a needle piece stuck.  

I also knit this pumpkin.  I think I should have knit tighter as the stuffing is sort of showing through.  

What I will be working on this week for Slow Sunday Stitching will be back to my Kathy Schmitz that was set aside for my fall projects.  I will be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.    Head on over and check out what others have been working on.  

The other thing I have been working on this week has been a online course to learn about the things my Cricut can do with Jennifer Maker.  I have been taking the Cricut College course.  I have only gotten as far as the introductory kickoff project, which was to make a certificate that I cut out both sides and printed on the one piece of cardstock.  I had to redo this three times as I hadn't attached things right or something.  I still have section one to do, with three projects, and section two has come out, so I need to get busy.  But the videos are available for me to watch anytime.  

                                                            The cut out says "I did it"

Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy J said...

What a busy week, love that stitchery, and the loan news. It makes such a difference to be able to afford necessary repairs or new items.

Quilter Kathy said...

I hope your machine problems get all sorted out soon! I guess it makes more time for hand stitching but it sounds frustrating.
Love that pumpkin you made!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your secret projects revealed!!! Glad your loan went through and you are all ready for the new roof when it is your turn… only took them part of a day to do ours when we did it in the spring!!!
Congrats on the crocus class! Hope u learn a lot on using your Crichton more!!! That embroidery is precious for your grandson too!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Lots of back and forth and up and down for you this week! I hope your machines get fixed and the roofers show up soon. I love that KS design, and haven't stitched it yet. Have a great Sunday, Karrin!

Sarah said...

Lovely projects, especially that kitty for your grandson! Glad your machine is sorted out though and hope you get your house repairs done soon.

K Reeves said...

Hurrah for the loan goi g through, now if the roofers would just get over there sooner!

The Cozy Quilter said...

It’s the season for all things pumpkin!