I've been enjoying the patchwork process
in leisurely style as of late.
No more power sewing.
Just some piecing here and there.
It suits me.....
So I've been working on a quilt from
It requires very small half square triangles.
I had to be in the right frame of mind to rip all the papers off,
but the deed was done.
These little pinwheel blocks measure 2" finished.
Thank you Thangles!
Miss Pia has faithfully joined me
as I sit and sew.
She hunkers down in my tray of strips,
and purrs along with the machine.
And things were getting done!
So excited to see progress!
Saturday I sat down to work on the pieced border.
And just as I was preparing to sew the first piece for the day,
Oh my Lord....the Bernina...it powered off.
Never to come back on!!!
I am a bit distraught.
17 years, nary a problem
and then this!
I switched out a fuse, hoping that was the easy fix,
but it still sat in darkness.
I figured I would have to take it in
and see what the diagnosis is.
Thankfully I have soooooo much handwork,
I won't be sitting around twiddling my thumbs,
and won't be in a HUGE rush to find out the verdict.
There was a time when I couldn't even stand taking my machine
in for service, because I didn't want to be separated
for even a day!
But I'm a more well rounded Threadhead now!
This morning I phoned a nearby Bernina dealer.
Initial diagnosis....power supply kaput.
What's a girl to do?
I'll tell you what I did!
I ripped into that machine, that's what I did!
And I found the second fuse,
in the power supply.
Took a little work,
but I finagled that sucker out,
popped in a new one,
IT TURNED ON!
So, So very happy!
Now Miss Pia won't have to find another
place to nap since the quilt den is still open for business!