Okay, now I'm getting back in the swing of things, slowly but surely. I decided to dust off the HQ Sixteen to get it ready to quilt Gee's Bend. I haven't touch this machine since we've been in Auburn! I plugged in all the plugs and re-installed the light on the top. Then I gave everything a good wipe with a damp rag - oh, she was dusty! Then I filled a bobbin and was ready to go. It's been so long....I decided I'd better warm up on a small quilt sandwich.
I need to adjust the tension a bit before I quilt on something "real," but I'm getting close to being ready. Also I can tell she needs a good dose of machine oil. Now where is my oil? It's got to be here somewhere!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.