Retreat Prep Problems

In preparing for my upcoming, annual retreat at Gruber's I took my featherweight in for a spa day.  I'm still in Montana and the repair person here only picks up machines from the LQS every two weeks on a Friday and returns them on Monday. Luckily for me I happened to drop my machine off a day or two before his scheduled pickup time and my machine was returned to me last week.

 My two featherweights, Dee and Jewell

My two featherweights, Dee and Jewell

This morning I took her out to piece a few bee blocks only to find out she wouldn't sew at all. After trying numerous fixes, a phone call to the LQS confirmed that I was out of luck in getting the repair person to look at my machine before my retreat date. I pulled out my other featherweight that I keep in Montana but haven't used much. Now I remember why. She managed to piece one block fine, but by the end of the sewing session she smelled of burnt rubber. There is  no way she can handle five days of serious sewing.

 Bee block long overdue for Stephanie

Bee block long overdue for Stephanie

It's a good thing I made my "happies" for my Gruber gals before I left Orlando! Otherwise, I would be completely stressing out right about now. I do have a Plan B (and C if need be) for how I will sew while at retreat, but I don't know what I would do if I still needed to make gifts for my friends. I tend to procrastinate (hence me trying to get way overdue bee blocks pieced two days before retreat) but thankfully I didn't procrastinate with all my projects. 

 Life can be good...

Life can be good...

I can't spoil the surprise yet by showing pictures of what I made for my friends, so I will leave you with this picture taken the other day while lunching with a friend. With these views, is it any wonder that I am procrastinating?

Thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching,

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