My A-1 is taking a sick leave. Well, it seems it’s little hiccup doesn’t want to be fixed. The A-1 runs great, but the stitch regulator isn’t always responsive. This causes long stitches and a bit of drag while I’m practicing. Kind of annoying and it doesn’t look nice. The fix was really easy with the replacement parts A-1 sent me. Jamie talked Scott through the replacement over the phone yesterday morning. I couldn’t try out the machine because I had to work at the shop. When I got home, I was really excited to practice to see if the problem was fixed. Nope. Seems to be worse. I called Jamie again and he listened to the machine. He instructed me on checking some possible reasons for it, but nothing worked. Still has the same problem. Now Jamie has to come back to figure out what the problem is. I know Jamie will figure it out and it will all work out, but I just want to practice so bad!! Of course we are under a winter storm warning and if the roads are bad, I don’t want Jamie driving in it. That will put off practicing for another day….
I did, however get a chance to practice a bit before the “fix it” drama. Jamie has a really pretty design of a heart with feathers around it, “Hearts Take Flight.” I just love it. I thought I’d try it out. It was last minute, so I didn’t advance my practice piece, but I did manage to find a couple of open areas for practice.
Pretty good for not drawing it out on paper first. It’s totally freehand. I found a couple of more open areas.
You can tell lots of doodling going on!!
I will definitely be quilting this design on a real quilt some day!
On the bright side, with my A-1 taking a mini leave of absence, I have some time to catch up on some piecing. I’ve been working on Elaina’s Blissful “Toulouse.” I was working very hard on piecing the 9 patch blocks. It was getting a bit too monotonous. I just had to stop and piece another big block together. So now where there was one, there are two!
Hopefully, the weather will hold off and Jamie can make a house call to my sick A-1.