I'm afraid to wear soft bottom slippers, especially in the sewing room. The hard bottoms didn't do much for my toe now did they. LOL I have it well cushioned until it hardens off a bit. Wearing my sandals around the house, it's warm enough.
Finished the two Tee-shirt quilts for the Dr. I sent her a message and asked for a bit more money as she is now getting two quilts and it was twice the work. I didn't ask double so the price is still quite reasonable.
The Dr. is local, I picked up when the person she had lined up had to back out because of hubby's health. She's been very nice and easy to work for. She had a definite idea of what she wanted and they weren't too difficult to do. I do have to pay for long arming and batting so that was double. I took them to MI for the long arming because I couldn't find anyone here that had time to do them and my friend there did. She made them priority and did them while we were there. I really don't think she'll object to the extra cost. She does want me to make another down the road. If she does well, I'll just let it go at that.
Dr. called me this morning. She will come get the quilts tomorrow and has absolutely no problem with paying more and in fact asked it that was enough. I assured her it was, but it's why I have a problem with sewing for money. I know many places would have charged more to begin with, I just don't have the confidence for that.
Oh well we both will be satisfied and hubby is too as I have been bugging for new safer boards for the front porch. This will pay for them. Present porch boards are only 3/4 and have been going bad since we moved in. Last thing I want is to have someone go through. A safe size is 5/4 and he will be buying them and starting right away.
Well drats...found and downloaded the embroidery patterns I wanted. Thought I'd play with them yesterday. DGD wants towel bibs for Sara. Annnnd the machine is not reading my USB stick. Read all the directions and tried several times. USB works fine in the computer so guessing the problem is the machine. What I get for buying second hand...just can't afford new. I'll take to shop next week and see if it's a fixable thing for not an arm & leg. If not I guess I'm just S.O.L.
Well took another leap and bought the Bernina embroidery machine I wanted in the first place. Silly I know. I can most likely sell the other for nearly what I paid for it as it was a good deal. Plus it came with 70+ spools of embroidery thread and two boxes of extra like backing paper and even an iron. I'll keep what I want of those and come out OK. Been thinking of selling some more of my machines anyhow. Ones I bought for taking to group sewing and others just because I wanted them and they are cool. The older Bernina's have a much higher value than I paid for them. Thinking I'll just keep my main machine, the Singer Featherweight, and the new embroidery machine. So about 5 I can sell.
I bought another USB stick today and tried to load patterns with it. No dice. I'll call on Tues. and if they can tell me if I'm doing something wrong OK but I don't want to spend any more on this machine.
Karen, on one of the Facebook Bernina groups, someone posted that you have to use a low-capacity USB stick. However, I recently bought a 64G one but haven't tried to use it yet.
I spent some time last Fri. on the machine and all I learned was that I have so much to learn!!! 2 of the church quilt group brought in some of their embroidery items yesterday and I am blown away!!! One did the Last Supper all in embroidery and
it is beyond description gorgeous.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace