We’ll get to the foot naming later.
This was a weird weekend. First thing, that friend that asked us to help her move at the last minute (okay, so turned out it wasn’t really the LAST minute) decided on Friday evening (which really was the very LAST minute) that she didn’t need us.
Rob and I looked at one another and the only thing I could think to do was ask “are you sure?” and she replied with a very simple yes and no explanation, so we kept out of it.
That put me back to the original plans. And, here are part of the result.
I got all 128 made, but only 60 of them got trimmed. Not sure why I’m getting larger than the size I need. I checked my cutting and I checked my seam allowance and they’re both right, but the pieces are still slightly oversized and I decided what the hey, it’s better than too small and just went with it. Kind of a pain to trim, but worse things happen every day, right?
But, I have to ask, am I the only one that can’t do random?
Even random for me needs a plan. So I stacked my hst’s by fabric and picked from stack one, then stack two and so on. When I added the second hst to the goose, the first time through, I matched a two with a one and the second time through, a three with a one and so on until they were all done. I’m sure I ended up with some that have the same 3 fabrics in a goose, but I’m also sure that I didn’t end up with the same black on white fabric on both sides of a goose.
I also took an 8 hour defensive driving course to get a discount on my insurance. In most states, if you take a defensive driver course, you get a discount for three years. I wasn’t so big on spending my time getting discounts on the old car, but now that I have a new car, I need every discount I can get. Especially when we add our teen driver to the policy…if she ever displays sufficient responsibility to get to learn to drive.
I alternated, one hour sewing for every hour online taking the course. I could finish a chapter in about an hour and there were 8 chapters. And, I think this refresher is good for reminding me how to be a defensive driver and therefore a safer driver.
Yesterday afternoon, I tried to do a bit of cooking. Most of what I did was ruin food, but I did try. My fudge turned to sugar and fell apart when it cooled. New recipe. Will go back to the old recipe for this year’s holiday treat and try again next week. In the meantime, I have something that will truly make me fat, but is too expensive to throw away. I also overcooked a pan of pumpkin bread. What’s up with that? Two pans in two weeks. My timing is off. Hopefully it will be back before the big upcoming holiday feast.
And, I spent a bit of time starting the quilting on the last baby quilt of the year.
Okay, so now for the foot. We were in an antique store the other weekend and there was a box of sewing machine attachments that had been there for about 3 years, and I decided I was tired of seeing it and I bought it. The feet don’t fit my machine, but I scavenged $3 worth of stuff out of the box and kept the box. But, there was this foot that I cannot identify.
Does anybody have any idea what this foot would be for? It has this adjustable thing in the back that can go closer or further from the needle with a tightening screw and then the funny looking foot in the front.
I am perplexed.
Be well and have a great Monday. I will be going from my computer at home all weekend to a computer at work. Can you believe it’s been 25 years since the first instant message?