It was the best choice from my stash however. Guess I need to add some red and blue to my stash. This was the first time I've used the even feed foot for my Janome 8200 and it worked like a charm. I do still need to get the optional feet for it, like the 1/4 inch and in-the-ditch feet. The actual bottom part of the foot is interchangeable, unlike my previous machine, the 6600, where I had to buy a whole new foot.
I took the quilt out to the porch to sew the binding down by hand. I could have easily done it by machine, but for some reason I wanted to do it by hand. Maybe it was my subconscious telling me how nice it would be to stitch on my porch while the kids played.
|Wonderful dappled sunlight on the porch.|
It was even better when I sent the older two in to do dishes while I stitched! I had to wipe down the porch furniture first, since there's pollen on everything.
My sewing room has a window right by my sewing machine table. I enjoy hearing the birds and getting a fresh breeze whenever it's nice enough to open it. But it's a little vexing when it's pollen season. Look what I spied inside my free motion ruler foot! That yellowish stuff isn't fiber from the quilt. It's pollen! It had worked its way into the bobbin area too. It looks like most folks in our area keep their windows closed most of the time, despite how nice the weather is. But I bet they don't have to worry about this pollen on everything.
My little guy has recovered from his Pink Eye and Strep infections. He never got too sick feeling other than his recurring fever that kept him from sleeping well for a few nights, which kept me from sleeping too. Nobody else got sick, which is a miracle considering how contagious Pink Eye is.
Do you have pollen issues where you live? Do you enjoy open windows as much as I do? What do you do when it's pollen season?