I was feeling good -- figured I had plenty of time because I had a clear plan
uh, well, the machine had other plans
mid way through the quilting, the top tension on my machine simply would not hold -- it was like it was always in "baste" mode --- ARRRGH!!!
a day later, and after several text conversations with my cousin and another quilter nearby, I very carefully took apart the whole bobbin compartment of my machine and cleaned in as many areas as I could and tried again (there is very little that a Viking machine is designed to have done by the owner -- it is mostly designed for the [expensive!] authorized shop to work on)
I was able to finish the quilting, get the facing done and get it entered -- but much too close to comfort for me. I hope to not go there again.
and now the waiting begins for notification
I'm working on a lot of other things just now, but I can't show you any pictures because Christmas is coming!
these two little cuties are my version of that -- handmade by me back in the 90s -- one of them still has her hang tag from when she made a trip to a craft fair or two
wish I could get them to do some of the more mundane work around the house -- but no, they are going to just sit here on the couch and look cute
time to get back to the studio and get that commission finished!