Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Good Day

It was such a comfort to know that I am not the only one who struggles with fabric measurements.  But after reading Beverly's comment and printing out her list, I feel like I've been set free.  I should have asked you all before, but I was a bit embarrassed.  With conversions in hand, I remeasured my fabric and labeled it.  Then I made up a little fabric chart and started cutting.

Needless to say, things went much smoother and I didn't have to wonder if I was cutting up the wrong fabric.  Knowledge is a wonderful thing!  I learned a valuable lesson too, just ask.  I don't think I'll be working in a fabric store anytime soon though, who knows what I'd cut for a customer!

With too many fresh blueberries on hand I decided to start the day with blueberry pancakes.  My daughter had a good buddy sleep over so they really enjoyed the overabundance of fruit.

I'm dropping off my sewing machine to be serviced today.  I feel like I'm dropping off my child at Kindergarten with all my separation anxiety.  It's been running so slow that soon enough it will be faster to hand-sew (ugh!).  Hopefully I'll get alot of fabric cut today.  Have a wonderful day!



  1. So glad you asked. I went back and read Beverly's comment. Great info!

  2. Your pancakes look delicious. :o) I still have blueberries in my freezer. hmm. Maybe pancakes for dinner? :o)
    I have yet to cut anything in 1/8s. Sadly I stay away from those patterns because of not knowing how. :o)
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Sincerely ~ Trish

  3. Can't wait to see the quilt as it progresses along. Glad someone helped you out with the measurements. The pancakes look so yummy good. I made BB muffins! So good with a sugar lemon glaze on top!

  4. Hooray for blog frinds who help us out:>)Hope your machine isnt in the shop too long, I know I would be antsy without mine!

  5. I was happy to be of help. Ohhh! those pancakes look so yummy.
    Be sure to show us the progress of that quilt.
    Funny...I am taking my machine in today too. I have a backup, but will miss my baby.

  6. You know the old saying-
    "A Serviced Machine, is a Happy Machine"
    O.K.- So, it's not an old saying. I just made it up. Hee hee
    Anyway...I too, really need to take mine somewhere to be cleaned. It produced a lint ball the size of a watermelon yesterday!



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