Kermit the Frog had a song...
It's not that easy bein' green
Having to spend each day
The color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer
Bein' red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that...
But green's the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain or tall like a tree.
When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it'll do fine
It's beautiful and I think it's what I wanna be.
I selected two different sets of green blocks to combine them for another table topper, bordered with a print of cream and shades of green of pink vines/flowers. The wavy grid in the center was needed since the blocks were inconsistent in size and corners didn't match very well.
This left the border wide open allowing me to continue the practice of feathers. Last week I shared my experience and frustrations with problems on the right side of the feathers. I attempted to flip the direction that I made the feathers... better, but not the best.
As Dave and I enjoyed our walk after lunch I was visually practicing the new direction of movement (including moving my hands/arms). He laughed and asked me what I was doing... I explained that I was ending up with skipped stitches when I went one direction and wasn't sure if it was something *I* was doing, or if it was the machine and the direction that I was making the stitches.
He suggested that I move the needle position to the right. You see... a few weeks ago when we reset the timing of our friend's sewing machine, he learned about where to adjust the timing of the hook/bobbin thread and why. It's all a little complicated and confusing, but I gave it a go when we returned from our walk.
And... IT WORKED! Well, it took care of 95% of my problems. I feel so much better now! My "groove" returned and now that I feel confident with the basic feathers, I'll be able to move on to another piece where I can try some fancy feathers. I'll be honest... I am intimidated by these. 😟
Are you doing any sewing this weekend?
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