This week I got a new toy. It’s a Perfect Alignment Laser 2 cross-hair lamp, which I am hoping will help me a lot in my studio especially with aligning embroideries and multi-hoop embroideries as I hoop them for my Bernina 830 LE and squaring up small quilt projects. I already had a laser square, which helps me square up my quilts and which I used just this week to make sure my quilt now named “Drawing Nigh” (the Waiting…2 quilt) was perfectly squared up. I found that the laser square didn’t quite do the job, however, because I have a lot of trapunto on that quilt that interfered with the lights, so I had to go back to rulers. I eventually got that done though it did take me quite an effort. Here is the first full picture of this quilt…Ta da!!!
Sew today I’ve been doing some stitch-outs in my embroidery module of little animals for my Hoffman Challenge quilt. That quilt is a happy whimsical forest path with big funny flowers, butterflies all over the place, and big trees. I thought it needs some animals peaking out here and there and running or walking along the path. The embroidery module, of course, is a robot.
All of this got me to thinking how much fun it is to use these high tech toys to achieve the looks I want and to wish for a robot that would straighten and clean my house so I could live in a cleaner home. At least, I could live in a cleaner home without having to stop playing in my studio with all my toys in order to clean it up. I was looking at an IROBOT vacuum cleaner ad the other day. The problem is, it doesn’t do the straightening first, which is my biggest problem. Once it’s straight I can vacuum it without too much effort. LOL
Sew happy everyone! Have fun in your studio this week. Learn to use your high tech assistants you have…computer drawing and design programs, laser tools, and especially the wonderful things your machine can help you do if only you just knew how to use it. 🙂