Wow!! I can hardly believe that I’ve been blogging for a year now! There has been 110 published posts. I’m surprised that I wrote that much! Especially since I don’t even think about the blog while I’m away.
Away and back again
I was away for just over a week. Went up into the interior of BC. There are over 120 wildfires burning in the province and I had to take detours in order to get there and back home. The detours added between 2 and 4 hours to the 12 hour trip – one way. Mostly because with the longer drives, I need to stop more often.
There is a total of 591,210 hectares burning right now. To bring it into perspective: that’s bigger than the province of Prince Edward Island, one and a half times the size of Rhode Island and almost the size of the state of Delaware. That’s a lot of land!
This picture was taken in the Cariboo, north of Williams Lake. It’s usually a beautiful view looking down the valley, but all you can see is smoke, smoke, smoke.
I’m busy quilting another wedding gift or at least trying to!
My machine needed to go to the doctor – it was skipping stitches and apparently the timing was out. It seems to happen quite often with my Janome 8900. Sigh! Hopefully now, it will work perfectly as I have a pile of quilts that need quilting.
And I’ve almost finished a smaller machine mat. I need to buy a pair of scissors and find the button so I can attach the thread catcher. All the sewing is done. And yes, it’s the same material as the larger one, except I used purple instead of yellow on the flange binding.
Fabric Used this Week: 2 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 95.30 yards
Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added Year to Date: 45.5 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017: 51.8 yards
I started the year with 47 UFO’s. No UFO’s finished yet this month.
39 UFO’s left to complete
- Sunday Stash @ quiltpaintcreate
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is more fun than Housework
- Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @ Cooking up Quilts
8 thoughts on “A Year of Blogging”
Congrats on your first year of blogging!
Congratulations on completing your first year. I’ve had similar problems with my Janome 8900 and I spent some time at my dealer’s with the repair guy I sewed and he adjusted the tension. He said the tension on my machine was a bit tight and he loosened it but he also told me I need to adjust the tension more frequently. I haven’t had a problem since he did that and I use my machine a lot…..so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Happy first blog birthday. Love the machine mat.
Well done on a whole year of blogging
Congratulations to your first blogging anniversary! I was unaware of the wildfires in the Cariboo and had to read all about it.
Wishing you happy quilting and blogging 🙂
Happy first year of blogging! It goes by fast, doesn’t it? Hope your machine is back to rights and ready to stitch up all those quilts!
Good job going on vacation and not buying fabric!
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