I had Friday off due to the doc I usually work for being out of town. Grant took me out to breakfast at one our local favorite restaurants, where we sat on the patio in our own arbor. Afterwards I made the 45 minute drive out to Simi Valley to pick up my sewing machine. I was so pleased they did the cleaning faster than estimated, in only 9 days rather than 2.5 weeks originally allowed for. They replaced the thread cutter blade--$9.95--which I hadn't been using as it was dull. I'll have to remember to push that button after stitching once again.
A quick stop in the Quilty Pleasures quilting shop across the parking lot resulted in some purchases.
The yummy cheddar is a Ruby Star Society print. I love that color and it can be hard to find just that shade. The fat quarters I picked up go pretty well with it too.
Back home, I stitched on the label to the Humble Quilts doll quilt and got it mailed off to my swap partner.
I included a fat quarter from stash, and the tin watermelon from stitching early in the pandemic shutdown--the pattern I bought today. I hope the doll quilt pleases my partner. The package was mailed today and expected to take about a week to be delivered to Wisconsin.
Mini supervised from the box lid :) The newly cleaned sewing machine got reinstalled in the sewing desk and I tested it out with zigzagging the edges of the linen for the latest cross-stitch project, and sewed up a few leader-ender 2" squares into twosies. Speaking of squares...
While cleaning up the cutting table again, the precut square drawers got a lot of pieces added! These are all 2.5" squares in stacks about the same depth drawer...must.sew.faster....