Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bobbins and more

I have 10 min to write this post before getting the kids, so there’s no order to the pics Smile

Friday the kids had a Carnival at school and Sonja got her first italian ice

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Sugar overload made her crash! Smile no she didn’t get that much, but it was HOT so we tried to also keep her cool by giving her some.

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I’ve been working on the UFO pineapple block quilt, so far so good.

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another Ahhhh got done this week too

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And my QC help is checking my UFO blocks- Hey mommy I don’t know if this one is right!?

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AND I got this bobbin clover tower (2 of them actually)

Up until now I’ve had my bobbins for the long arm in this craft bin and the threads get tangled and I often can’t see the threads if the bobbin is flat

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So I combined the 2 towers into one and added my bobbins

( I do think I need one or 2 more HA!) we’ll see

Leftovers are in the bobbin circle- I wind more of one color if I only have ONE cone of the color, but a lot of them I have 2 cones now so I only need 2 bobbins at the most- one in the machine while I’m working and one for the bobbin winder, so that’s what I have set up in the tower- 2 of each.

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3 comments:

Janet O. said...

You are lucky to have such a diligent QC officer! : )
I have my bobbins in those silicone rings. I've wondered about the tower. I'll be curious to know if you are happy with it down the road a bit.

Cyn said...

Like Janet, I'm curious how you will like using the Tower. HOpe you'll post about it again in a few months... hint hint...lol
Love your little helper! She's gorgeous.

desertskyquilts said...

My husband made a board for me that slanted, so bobbins didn't fall off. (It hung on the wall on boards like you see in stores, with the hangers - bought from a second hand business shop.) Then he put nails in a grid across and down, about every 3 inches so they were easy to see and easy to pull off. I put them in order of the rainbow, ROY G. BIV and shadings of each together, so I could tell where things were. Worked really well! He made a larger one for the cones.