A close up of the fabrics as laid out on the bed. Something in my posture must have blocked the Corgis from hopping up on the bed. Dash settled in on the ottoman until the coast was clear. Monkey made herself scarce.
I then stacked the rows, looked at the book and realized the instructions said columns but by then I wasn't going to change my stacks. I just have to remember that I'm working vertically instead of horizontally.
I lowered the ironing board to the same level as my bed and sewing desk and placed the tray to my side. I've borrowed Gus's desk chair until I decide on one of my own, and thankfully it swivels! I was also able to do some quick pressing without getting up.
So - what did I learn last night?
- Always, always, always check which side of the ruler you are using. I ended up cutting one of the strips at 3 inches instead of 3.5 because I had turned the ruler around. Fortunately I figured it out after the first cut and had torn my fabric strips wide enough to make one additional square.
- There is a reason the Bernina manual tells you to open the little handle on the bobbin case... I had a devil of a time getting the bobbin to thread correctly last night after breaking the thread. Turns out there is a little mechanism that holds the bobbin in place - you can't just stuff the bobbin in the slot. I took advantage of having my machine open to go ahead and clean & oil it. Unfortunately I probably spent 45 minutes trying to get the thing to work before I figured out the mechanism.