Rock & Roll!

I started quilting on "Rubric" last night but Big J was being a Divo as he will. It was getting late and I was tired and cranky myself so I left the machine and spend some time puttering and cleaning around his highness. First thing this morning, I went to the Janome Yahoo group site and spent some time getting wisdom around the moodiness of the Janome 6500, needles, metallic threads and other useful stuff. Thank you ROOBY! Then I went through all the rituals - new needle, cleaning, oiling, checking the air in the tires - and made what I hoped would be the correct propitiation (how wrong could chocolate be?). Lo and Behold - flawless performance and a great rush of pleasure in getting the rock rolling until it felt like a glass ball bearing. I have to stop before my shoulders freeze in position but it hurts so good.


Logan said...

Love the quilting - and the love offering for Big J. My G'Nome likes coffee. If I put a fresh cup next to her, she hums a happy tune. Maybe it's the caffeine in both that they like?

Re: quilting round in circles - do you get dizzy doing it? I sometimes have to cling to the edge of my sewing table after circle quilting for a while ... I use it as an excuse to go lay out in the yard under the sun.

8:47 AM  
Sonji Hunt said...

You captured the quilting so beautifully in the photo, Deb. It looks great.

3:02 PM  
deb said...

logan - my antidote is an hour in the pool IF the sun is out. I don't go in the same directions more than twice in a row because I really do get dizzy...

7:22 AM  
Becky said...

Looking great! I hurt just thinking about your description :)

5:26 PM  
debra said...

OO... garnet stitch! I love garnet stitch. And your's is so cool. Glad your machine decided to cooperate.

10:10 AM  
Susan Bingham-McLaughlin said...

Chocolate is the only bribe appropriate, for me at least.

I haven't tried bribing my new Husky yet, but he hasn't been acting up, either.

Maybe I should start offering chocolate now, so he keeps on keeping on? Hmmm....

5:53 PM  

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