Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Was it just me? Or were the few weeks leading up to Christmas totally hard core FULL ON???!!
PHEW! Oh good! I wasn't alone!!

A few posts ago I told how I was deflated thinking that I had set myself up to fail by aiming too high... 
I did it! I surprised myself and everyone around me by completing 5 crochet beanies and about 12 ten minute table runners!!
For the beanies I made;
1 Teddy Bear
2 Flowers
2 Dinosaurs

The beanies went to my nieces and nephews and every couple in the family received a table runner as well as a block of chocolate... I really quiet enjoyed making those beanies... I ended up turning out one every two evenings of work!! 

The ten minute table runner pattern found on YouTube, after being informed of its existence by a fellow crafter and very dear friend... I watched the YouTube clip once and set about making many... 
I had only 4 more table runners to complete when i discovered that my silly machine threw a hissy fit after I changed the bobbin and wouldn't sew properly!! Something happened with the tension causing my thread to bunch on the underside of the fabric... I had already prepped and cut the fabric needed and it didn't seem to matter what I did, I couldn't seem to fix my machine... So I had to make do with what I had made... 
Now having thought on it and after discussing this situation with my MIL (Mother-In-Law) who by all rights and definition is one of the most amazing quilters I have the privilege of knowing and working with (not to mention the ability to steal all of her beautiful scraps, discarded projects and the like)... She suggested to me that maybe the issue of tension in my machine was due to my needle?? 
Mmmmm.... thinks I... Maybe...
So now I must wait till the end of the week when I return home and am able to confront my machine about her behavior, to see whether or not this is the case! 

Any hoo... This holiday period has been lovely, BUT I cant wait to get back to my crafty nook and simply BURST with ideas and stuffs that have been invading my head since I left home!! 

So for now... TTFN... Ta Ta For Now... xoxox 


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