Monday, December 5, 2011
Quilted All Day
Since we were "stuck" at home, I began looking for something in the pantry and ended up reorganizing it--something that's been needed for a long time. Since the roads were too dreadful to venture to a grocery store, it was lovely to find all kinds of very usable food that had gotten stuck in inconvenient places. (I did have to throw out two cans that were old and bulging slightly.) However, I also took out this little fellow, who has been shut in the closet for several years!
Sunday the roads were horrible, so I did some rearranging in my sewing room. I moved some things around and put my Singer 15-88 treadle in front of a window.
This morning my daughter's school was cancelled at 5:00 a.m., and while I was checking NM Roads, I received a call that my school was delayed by two hours. The highway situation was pretty scary, and I was glad when my district cancelled. For much of the day I-40 was closed, but I was happily treadling away--and now have the Foggy Morning quilt finished except for two little red triangles and the binding (which isn't even cut yet).
I used a little bit of Fil-Tec Glide thread, but most of the thread was variegated thread from Threadart.
Threadart specializes in embroidery thread but sells a variety of other products (including bling), and they too give very fast service. In fact, right now they have grab bags of twenty 1000-yard cones of rayon embroidery thread [I use it for quilting sometimes] for $20.00. My old electric machines got a bit fussy about the Threadart thread, but my treadles love it.
When I was first told that it would be easy to treadle a well functioning set of irons all day, I was skeptical. No more. Treadling all day was a whole lot easier than my daily commute to work and back. (Two hour delay for me Tuesday, so I'm praying the roads will be much better!)