Sunday, February 19, 2023


 This past week has been a nightmare of computer issues.  We purchased a new computer.  An iMac, 24 inch screen just wonderful.  Well, not so fast.  Major issues with the file transfers.  Hours and hours on the phone with Apple that only made things worse.  I finally at my daughter's insistence called Eli her husband.  Took him just 15 minutes to get everything straightened out.  Needless to say I got little time in the sewing room.

I was digging around in the closet looking to update my entry hall wall hangings and happened upon this one.  I quilted this myself and the appliqué was done with invisible thread.  It reminded me that I can do a decent job quilting smaller items and should attempt my own quilting rather than sending things out to a long arm quilter.  I have often said I cannot do free motion quilting, but my Bernina serpentine stitch did a really nice job on this piece. 

I was particularly happy with the little fussy cut birds on the boarder.

I showed this piece off to my the students I was working with at my last table runner class I was teaching at our local quilt store. Several of the ladies have been asking about appliqué classes.  Now they want a class on appliqué so I may have gotten myself into another program to teach. 

I got my Christmas quilt back from the long arm quilter and it is all bound and a hanging sleave on the back.  She did lovely quilting on it, but it is so busy one can't really see it.  My husband really likes this quilt.  Originally it was to go to my charity group, but he insisted we keep it and hang it in the dining room during the holidays.  I admit it is pretty and colorful.  

I have not completely forgotten my charity group.  In between fighting with the new computer and Apple Care I have managed to work at completing some of the blocks for 2 more quilt tops.  The large blocks are 14 inch and the smaller ones 10.  The good news is that the scrap bins have actually started to decrease in volume.





  1. Ugh, computer issues are such a time suck. I’m glad you got it sorted out. SIL to the rescue!

    I ❤️ your Christmas quilt. Your husband is right. It is beautiful. And your charity blocks are super cute, too!

  2. You are so talented.

    I hope you get your new computer issues resolved. I hate computer issues.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Oh boy, I don't like it when computers aren't nice to the users!! its so frustrating!! But glad you got back to the quilting!! Thanks for linking to Finished ( or not ) Friday!!!

  4. There is nothing worse than breaking in a new computer. Thank goodness you can retreat back to your creative space when done (or to temporarily run away from it)! Pat Sloan frequently uses the "wave stitch" on her machine to quilt smaller projects. Your applique class ladies are in for a treat!

  5. Getting a new computer is really a pain. But not having a reliable one is worse. Glad you got all the issues resolved and were able to get in some sewing time last week.

  6. That wall hanging is very pretty, and you did do a terrific job on the quilting. I have been trying to do the quilting myself on smaller items too. And I use that serpentine stitch quite often.