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I did the unquilting on the hillside housing. It was a bear. I love my Janome 6600, but when you use the thread cutter, it makes a nice little knot that is very difficult to remove. I found some Superior variegate blue thread in lighter colors. I also bought some new batting, I am running low. It was 25% off at Fabric Depot today.

I went down to the studio to quilt it and rethreaded every thing. I still had snarls. I cleaned out the bobbin case and changed the needle. I still had snarls. I have been using the Superior prewound Bottomline bobbins which are heavy paper. I switched to a regular bobbin and voila! problem solved. These have been working fine for me. I love them because you can get an assortment of colors. Anyway, the quilting is finished, a couple of days later than I planned.

I am feeling better, too. Headache is gone. I wasn’t a bit grumpy today.

I have nothing to show you so I stole these photos from Steph’s blog. These will be for sale in her shop tomorrow. Aren’t they phenomenal. They are made from wool. Each petal of the pinecone is lined. I have such talented children.

5 Responses to “Better”

  1. karoda says:

    Yesterday at our NEW JoAnne’s (woohoo) I was flipping through a book on felting…it intrigues me, the items people create with felt!!! And your daugthers also have a very creative mama! That old saying about fruit not falling far from the tree seems to apply here 🙂

    So happy to hear your headache has lifted too!

  2. Reva says:

    Bob at Superior would like to hear about your bobbin problem, I’ll bet.

    Those pine cones are amazing. And already sold out!

  3. Helen Conway says:

    Have tyou tried the new glide quilting foot and bobbin case for teh Janome 6600? I find it is fabulous – although i didn’t buy the case as it is just the same as the regular one but with looser tension and I had a spare one I fiddled with instead.

  4. Deborah says:

    Good for you! Solving a sewing machine problem is always a challenge. Funny about the bobbins though. Odd.

  5. Jeannie says:

    I am so glad you are feeling better. Sinus headaches are so painful. I saw Stephanie’s pinecones the other day on her blog and was blown away when I saw that each scale/petal/? (what are they on pinecones?) was lined. Amazing! Hope your week continues to improve. Cheers.