Sunday, November 08, 2009

Back to sewing...


Why is it I came back from vacation as or more tired than when I left?! Oh, well...guess that means I had a good time. We went on a cruise to the Bahamas. It was nice to catch up with old friends and to not have any housework to do but I found I did a lot of walking (these ships are big) and combined with some late nights I way overdid it. Didn't get much sewing done - I did pack lots of little projects but did more reading then anything.
Today I went to a class on how to care for my little Featherweight sewing machine...boy, did it need some TLC. The machine is in pretty good shape but the case is really bad. Tomorrow I am taking step one to get rid of the nasty smell that keeps creeping back into the case no matter how much Lysol and other mold and mildew products I use. I have to rig up a 150 watt bulb on a small wooden square so it will stay upright and lit for 8 hours....if I smile, look pathetic and go early before the crowds maybe the guy at Lowes will put it together for me...

I am going to try and finish my wave-runner quilt top this weekend. I want to start a new one with some patterned fabric in it but will not let me start anything new until I finish a project....

10 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful holiday pics. Your waverunner is looking gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen. xo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

You've got me curious about the "lightbulb" idea...(pun intended) Hope you'll do a post that explains.

Glad you had a nice holiday...but you are right, you almost need a holiday from your holiday!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

looks like beautiful sun and water and ahhhh. glad you're taking care of your pathetic little abused featherweight.

jovaliquilts said...

Seems like it was a wonderful vacation! Have fun getting back into the swing of things at home.

AnnieO said...

Wish I could get my DH on a cruise! Maybe someday...Looks gorgeous. Traveling is tiring, even if it is slow and pleasant--it stresses your body and mind as you constantly have to adapt from your usual routine. That's my theory anyway!

julieQ said...

So lovely, just makes a person want to be there! I always am much more tired when I come back from vacation...I need a vacation from that!

Chris said...

I hope the lightbulb treatment works for your FW case. NOTHING worked to de-smellify mine. I finally put a bar of Lifeboy soap in it and that seems to work. Someone else told me to put a banana peel in it!

Nines said...

I know what you mean about that weird smell!!! Must be universal!

sewkalico said...

I thought you'd been quiet, but now realise I'm not getting your feed in bloglines!! So annoying!!! Sorry I've missed so much. Absolutely love your waverunner piecing!!

*karendianne. said...

Well, I was missing you while you were away but with a great photo of you like this one, how can I be so selfish? Besides, I think I already told you I missed you so this is getting pretty out of hand (on my part).