A Year of Blogging

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

IMG_0956I 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!  IMG_0828

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.

img_0974.jpgAnd 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.

Stash Report

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  

UFO tally

I started the year with 47 UFO’s.  No UFO’s finished yet this month.

2017   Completed
Jan:           2
Feb:           0
Mar:          0
Apr:          0
May:          2
June:          4
July:          0
Aug:          0

39 UFO’s left to complete

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8 thoughts on “A Year of Blogging

  1. 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.


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