Tuesday, January 30, 2007

What Does One Do...

When one has no sewing machine? You fuse!


My machine started moaning and groaning on me. Thought I'd better take it in. Some of you may recall I had it in about 2 or 3 months ago (I think). At that time, Mr. Repairman couldn't find anything wrong with it. I'm betting he finds something now, as the motor was making noises, "fix me, fix me" it said.

So here I am today with no machine, what to do, what to do? I worked on some faces. I dyed some canvas, and other scraps. And I fused up the above postcards for valentines day. I'm thinking of adding in some hand stitching. For finishing, they'll have to wait until my machine is back home.

I was hoping to show you my new display wall that I plan to use to show off my postcard, ATC, small quiltie collection that I've gotten from various swaps. But I was in the process of sewing that when the machine when kapoooeeey. So that will have to wait.

I didn't get a precise time when my machine might be done, just one of those replies like, "we are a little backlogged, but we'll get to it as soon as we can". Ugh! I'm wondering what I will do when it comes time to make my weekly journal quilt.

17 comments:

  1. What a bummer about your machine. The postcards are great and you can always fuse your journal quilt, too.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your sewing machine, mine to is in the shop. Maybe we should start a support group? What shall we name it? QABM...quilters against broken machines.
    Love your little heart PC's...kinda reminds me of a cancelled postage stamp with the little waves.

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  3. Love the postcards. When I see designs like these I feel like mine are so lame! Very sorry about the sewing machine. I hope you get it back soon. Maybe it's time to consider a backup machine!

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  4. Oh, you poor thing!! I hope their backlog gets declogged quickly. LOVE the P.C.'s - hearts and pink, my favourites. The black and white additions make the cards zing....

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  5. Arggg! - that is nightmare stuff to be without a machine - hope it gets better soon!

    Loved your postcards though! fantastic!

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  6. Hope your machine gets better soon!
    (The postcard are lovely.)

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  7. Hi Terri! Thanks for the comments on my blog.

    I just have to say that the colours of these cards are simply stunning! Hope your machine gets better soon and Mr. Repairman doesn't take to long.

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  8. Terri these cards are all very cool! Guess you'll be fusing or handstitching your journal quilt this week.

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  9. Lovely post cards Terri! Hope that sewing machine is fixed in a jiffy! Love and hugs! Nance

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  10. Love the postcards, fusings the way to go, when machines are being stroppy

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  11. Those are lovely! Pooh on the sewing machine. I hope it gets fixed soon. But, lack of sewing machine doesn't stop you from creating beautiful work!

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  12. You have a wonderful sense of composition!

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  13. Terri These cards look just great - who needs a sewing machine anyway!!
    Anna

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  14. By the way do you love batiks by any chance lol
    Anna

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  15. Oh poor you! Never mind the hardship is obviosly bringing out the best in you.

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  16. The postcards sure do have pizazz! Maybe you need to find a thrift shop machine. Someone I know got a super one for $8 that does a bazillion and a half stitches and works great! Now if only I could do what you do with the same stuff... ;-))

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