So much trouble for such a little thing!

Troubles today with my machine.  Over a half hour of trouble!!!  Tore it apart, cleaned, tried to stitch, it jammed.  Cleaned again, it jammed.  Tried again, it jammed.  Got frustrated, cleaned again with the air compressor….it jammed.  Finally after over a half  hour I found the culprit!!!!!

Yes, that TINY FLECK OF LINT was the culprit the entire time!  It was stuck up inside the bobbin case, by the lip, just under the edge of the backlash spring and I had to dig it out with that pin!

Finally pretty stitches and no jamming!  Who knew such a tiny little thing could cause so much trouble!

Ah well, at least I had a pretty view out the studio door today:

Design Wall Monday, March 29, 2010

Not much progress has been made this week on my personal quilt on my design wall.  Two more blocks were made, but I’m starting to see the turning/twisting effect this layer is supposed to have:

In uncovering my personal design wall, I lost my design area for customer quilts.  To remedy that, out came the painters tape and a small cotton batting:

Much better, two design walls.  Now I won’t lose track of my own projects as I’ll always be able to see it staring at me saying….. “come work on me, I’m so lonely on this wall”……..