Sunday, July 29, 2012
Lady June is up and running better than ever.
Needless to say I ended up totally LOVING our little house and we were blessed with the best neighbors imaginable. So my crazy was all for nothing.
Well, so far for this move my Crazy focus has been Lady June (my 36 inch Gammill Supreme Long Arm) and her 14 foot long table. I have actually had nightmares about ridiculous things happening to her. Well, when our house hold goods arrived and her poles did not make it I almost started crying in front of our 7 movers. They made a vow that my poles would be there as soon as they could make it happen. Thank goodness it was only about 2 days. Well, while she didn't have poles she did have other issues that sent me spiraling into quilters madness.Her crank shaft refused to turn. That is bad, Really bad. It means for some reason she was jammed somewhere along the line. We tried to fix her ourself, but I was afraid that something was so damaged it was out of our hands. How would I ever find a machine to replace her? I called the Gammill dealer in Kansas City and her repair man came up to take a look at her. It turned out that the problem was fairly simple, and she just needed a ton of oil due to how she had been sitting in the crate and gravity took her oil away from her moving places. While Dave was up in Leavenworth looking at my machine we made a couple other changes as well. She has new wheels and a fine new bobbin case.with a backlash spring. Oh she also runs so well. Her tension has never been so wonderful. I am so happy that my machine is working well and I don't have to go out and find a replacement machine.
Craftsy class with Angela Walters about Machine Quilting Negative Space. I recently bought her book and then saw on her blog that she had a class too. I love actually watching how someone quilts, so I signed right up for her class. It was great and you can use the skills she teaches on either a domestic machine or a long arm. That was my very first ever Craftsy class. It was awesome and now I am wondering why I waited so long to do this. I think I may really love Craftsy.
Have a great rest of your weekend!