His photo got me thinking about a drawing I'd like to make. The natural balance of all the little colorful dots amidst the trees and growing things resonates as a good composition. Hmmmm...sketchbook class is starting, maybe I need to choose a theme to work with this time. Maybe it will be Quakers.
Last night I spent a miserable two hours in sewing machine hell trying to resuscitate my long neglected Juki machine. It was not happy. Thread was caught under the plate in places I just couldn't get to, and I noticed the plate was dented as well. Seeing as I've had it for ages (15 years? Maybe more?) and it hasn't had a thorough cleaning, I will be bringing it over to Marie's today for a spruce up. The metal beast deserves it. It is a powerhouse of a machine, and if I had to pick only one to keep, this would be it. Wish my baby good luck at the hospital!
After trying things with the Juki, I wrestled a bit trying to get the Pfaff CV to free motion quilt, which it hates to do. Disastrous as well. Spent most of the time realigning the bobbin case and freeing up tangles. The piece I was trying to quilt was ruined, so I cut it up and made little straight stitch pieces out of it. Sad fruit from all that effort. To be expected when I haven't been sewing much lately. Gotta get my chops back, I guess.
Speaking of chops, MY quakers are getting noisy in their need for out-time and brekkie. Off for another adventure of art, parrots, kids, and more. Tired already!