Thursday, December 23, 2010

Doodling



So - I am all ready for Christmas! That's means I have had time to doodle with the machine. I got the part (the rotary hook) this week and I finally got it on my machine and timed. I was terrified to time my machine - I haven't had to do it because I haven't had any problems with it until now. So - what was the problem? My white thread was turning black with every stitch and my thread kept on breaking - problem = rotary hook. Now that I have timed my machine and replaced the hook I feel invincible! I really do because timing is everything on a long arm.
I now have to break in the hook a little and that's why I am doodling. I will be getting back to customer quilts asap, but after Christmas! I can't wait to watch my kids eyes light up when they see the presents under the tree. Christmas is so much more fun when you get to watch it through your own kids eyes!

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

16 comments:

Laura Jane said...

Thats some doodling! Gorgeous :-)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

So true! Christmas is so much fun with little ones in the house!

Your doodling is fabulous! The most creative doodle I can manage is a box!

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful little family!

MGM

Linda said...

Your doodling is beautiful too! :-) Thanks for the update with the problem! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow~ beautiful doodles!
Merry Christmas!

Teresa Silva said...

I am in awe of your doodling. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your family. I sure do enjoy reading your blog.

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas!

Needled Mom said...

The doodling looks grogeous!!!! I'm glad that you got it figured out.

Yes, Christmas is so much more fun with little believers around. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

live a colorful life said...

Beautiful doodling. I'm completely impressed, since I never do my own quilting--but I'm going to give it a try in 2011....or send my quilts to you!

Leeanne said...

fantastic doodling!!! Have a great day tomorrow!!!!

Jennifer said...

wow, even the doodling is gorgeous...thanks for sharing and glad to hear that you'll be back in the saddle after Christmas, I always enjoy seeing your quilting.

Dottie's Daughter said...

Wish I could doodle like that!

Jackie said...

Your doodling is so pretty! It's amazing how much a little bitty part can make a huge difference! Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday.

Karen said...

It's pretty sad when your doodling is better than my quilting LOL!! Have a wonderful morning with your little ones - Merry Christmas.

Liz said...

Your quilts are so beautiful. Someday I'm going to learn what a rotary hook is!

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Karen Wilson said...

If that's your doodling, I really need to do some practice!! Perhaps I should practice with a pen sometimes too, not always with the machine.

Rhonda said...

I wish I could doodle like that. are you running an APQS machine? I've replaced my hook more than once *sigh*