Friday, January 10, 2014

run out.



End of week wrap up! 

I am so happy this week is done!  From no elevator to a clogged drain, to no water in our building, to Dr. apts, to crazy 6 degree temps, to Jenny Egg being sick(er)...to finishing a few amazing quilts.  (not a bad way to end the week!) Jenny Egg is back to the vet sat. morning… fyi, same stuff, different day.

How to sum up the week, well I can say when the water finally came back on, it was the best shower I've had in days…  ( yes.it might had been the only one in days, but still.. it was sooooo good!  ha!

And I still have a smile on my face.

So, today, taking a bit of time for me… working on a couple quilt finishes, and taking an hour to work on a quilt I'm making FOR ME!  I actually have TWO for me in the works, but had been holding out for the big reveal… I never get consistent time to work on them,m so I never now when I will get them done. But, stay tuned… ;-) 

Even after I read that, I think it is funny, that I say a quilt for ME… aren't they all for me?  haha… What I mean is, colors and prints that make me want to wrap myself up in and sleep under… and I can tell you, it may not be the colors you think are my favorite….

Any guesses as to what colors they may be?



Besides that, as I sit here finishing a binding, I have very important question for you.

Just how far do YOU sew, before you realize the bobbin has run out? 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


24 comments:

  1. Yes! that is a common problem I have with my Juki, too. If I am doing a long straight seam, it can be two feet or more before I realize I have run out of thread! If I am going slower, removing lots of pins as I go, it is usually 12 inches. I really hate it when I have to re-pin! My friend said to listen closely to the Juki, for she changes her tune when the bobbin is empty. I am learning to listen carefully....and pay attention!

    And I would not trade my Juki for ANYTHING!!!

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  2. Oh, when I am chain piecing blocks
    ..it could be yards sometimes. It drives me crazy!

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  3. me too I can be a good foot or two into quilting before I realize the bobbin has run out - too bad there isn't a buzzer or something that goes off when that happens!! Feel for you on the water - my husband was outside in 27 degree weather digging a hole in the front yard to repair a water leak the other day - we were out for a good half day. Hope the little dog gets better soon!

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  4. Short seam - I've gone all the way to the end - just didn't notice. Long seam, I might notice...

    Bet your quilt has some cheddar in it.
    Hugs

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  5. Good thing you are from Minnesota that can take the cold plus things going wrong in the cold. As far as the bobbin going out.....too far no matter how far or how short! If some machine designer was smart they'd design a machine that loaded a whole cone of thread in the bobbin. :-)

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  6. Your week sounded like mine - stuff was just not going well. But I have to say I think you had it worse - not having water and Jenny Egg being sick. I only had to content with frozen pipe, a non- function double wide garage door (I had to woman handle that door open to prop it up so I could get the car out), a lost garage door opener, and a bat at my brother's house. Colors - well you use every color under the rainbow, but I will guess turquoise and yellow. My machine has a flashing light when the bobbin only had a couple of yards of thread left so I watch so I don't go too far sewing without thread. It also makes a slightly different sound in case I don't pay attention to watching behind the needle. Have a great and smooth weekend!

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  7. Running out of bobbin thread is just a total frustration. The word challenge has / is just wonderful.Great stories and great results.

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  8. laughed out loud at that last part - hahahaha!

    Bobbin thread - depends on how in the zone I am, can sometimes be many feet of sewing before I realize it's out of thread.

    But, oftentimes, I think to myself, "I wonder when I'm going to run out of bobbin thread" and within inches I run out! Do I sense the "energy" of a bobbin low on thread somehow? Now, that's the subject for a blog for sure! "The energy of the bobbin thread"

    Soldier on!! (Love your blog!)

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  9. I sew an embarrassing amount of time before I realize the bobbin is out. Then I say a bad word to myself.

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  10. ,,,well, that usually depends on how late at night it is when I do it. LOL!

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  11. GREENS I think you are making a quilt for yourself from all greens!!! I would! You know how come I never make myself a quilt? Seems I cannot finish one unless I have a deadline?? Why? hmmm Maybe I need to finally make one for ME! How far do I go, about 2 inches ; ) Have a great weekend Victoria!

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  12. Let's just say...too darn far. I will be in my zen sewing like a mad women and all of a sudden I realize *sigh* no bobbin thread. Just like that I'm out of the zone. Done. Kapput. So I walk away and start on something else...cause I'm mad at myself.

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  13. think we are all the same, it is about time machine manufacturers came up with a solution, maybe a bell that rings or something!

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  14. I have finally tuned into the sound of sewing with an empty bobbin, but it took several decades before my ears finally got the message. There is hope...

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  15. Hahaha, I often realize it only after a half yard, that there is something missing in this stitch - that bobbin thread

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  16. If I'm in the groove, very far indeed.

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  17. I have a BabyLock and it actually signals that the bobbin is almost out! It's best thing ever! It also has an auto-threader and cuts the thread when I'm done sewing! I love my machine!!

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  18. they can make cars that show you a light to tell you that you are almost out of gas or a buzzing sound to tell you that your seat bell isn't buckled, why can't someone do that for a sewing machine...a light or a buzz? that's all we ask for.

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  19. Hahahaa!!!! Isn't that one of the many rights-of-passage for all seamstresses and quilters??!!!! Running out of bobbin thread still catches me out - I've sewn a whole damned side of binding, only to discover I ran out 2" from the beginning! I always do a big eye roll, refill the bobbin, and start again!

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  20. What a week it's been for you!! Glad you're smiling - I guess it was that or cry! Can't wait to see the ME quilts. Hmmm, blues? greens? dare it say, brown? I shall wait with bated breath!

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  21. My machine warns me when im about to run out. Love that feature!

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  22. My Pfaff warms me when I am about to run out. Love it!!!!!

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  23. My bernina sounds different when the bobbin runs out my singer, not so much. I notice if the chain of pieces aren't holding together.

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  24. I read on someone's blog that she uses a bobbin at the top of the machine instead of a spool of thread, so she starts with a full one at the top and in the bobbin and they both run out around the same time. Never tried it myself though.

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