BITS AND PIECES in Postcards 4

  • March 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m.
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After two days of struggle, I started all over again.

Was the needle in correctly? No. Turn the machine upside down and see if you can tell in what direction the needle should go. Find the book and see what it says. Rediscover how many thumbs you really have. G eventually puts the needle in the machine.

While I am on the needle page, I notice a paragraph about dropping the feet. Have I done this? No. So I drop the feet.

Are you using the correct foot? Yes, I am using the embroidery foot.

Thread? I am very aware that I am using gold thread on the top and navy blue in the bobbin. I was told at the shop that the gold thread breaks. Often. And it does. The slower I go, the less it breaks.

The end result was that I finished one row of crows sitting on a branch. Lots of leaves. Several butterflies, and one or two worms.


  • Himself: Discovered that SONY hand controls won’t work with his game even with new drivers.
  • Myself: Blocking out Two new branches this afternoon. Went to dentist’s appointment only to discover it cancelled.
  • Reading: Book two in three pines.
  • Watching: I have no idea.
  • Photo: Paul A Hawkins, WWII Liberty or Victory ships being dismantled in 1963 at Long Beach..
  • Gratitude’s: That I didn’t have to go to the dentist.

Last updated March 02, 2021

Zipster March 02, 2021

What are those things in the photo? I know they are off ships but wonder what their purpose is? I am amazed that you got the gold thread to work! I have never been successful, no matter how slow I go. Excited to see the finished project.

MageB Zipster ⋅ March 02, 2021

They are air scoups. The air goes in and cools of the engine room....all the rooms too. Pre air conditioning.

Zipster MageB ⋅ March 02, 2021

Oh that makes sense. I don't always care for air conditioning, I would probably like that old school method. Thanks.

Marg March 03, 2021

You got there in the end - good on you!

aunty EM March 03, 2021

You go, girl!

Narrator March 03, 2021

Bobbins are sent as a trial, I'm sure of it. Good on you for getting it working.

NorthernSeeker March 04, 2021

Congrats on the quilting progress. I love the photo.

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