Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Another year older

One of the nice things about living near lots of family and friends is that you get to celebrate your birthday multiple times! This year, I've been spoiled rotten. Last Saturday it was homemade chocolate cheesecake, last night we had butterfinger ice cream cake and tomorrow, homemade cinnamon rolls (I'm not much of a cake person)!
My hubby surprised me with these ear rings that I had favorited on Etsy recently. There are lots of pretty things in that shop.
(Photo from Lightborn)

Mom took me on our annual birthday lunch/fabric shopping outing. My mom is such a generous person! That little yellow polka dot was on clearance for like $6/yard, I totally should have got more than 1/2 a yard!
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Yesterday, I started trying to quilt my Croquet quilt but very mysteriously the top thread broke about 4 times in a 25" section and now the thread is catching somewhere and making a big mess. It worked just fine the last time I used it and the only thing I did differently this time was use a different thread (Aurifil) when I usually use gutermann. I quickly gave up but am going to do a thorough investigation on it this morning.
quilting troubles :(
I hope everyone is having a great week!


A Trio Beautiful said...

Happy birthday!

Karen P. said...

Happy birthday! What a fun tradition you have with your mom! I want to know where those yellow dots are from, I love them! I just saw a discussion in IG where someone was having alot if thread breaking problems & she finally realized she couldn't quilt with the aurifil. My Bernina dealer always recommends gutterman or mettler.

Heather D. said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your goodies. :)

knottygnome said...

happy birthday!

hope you get your thread issues sorted soon.

Toni said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a great one this year!

Jenny said...

Happy birthday! I use Guterman too. My machines practically vomit if I use Mettler; and I have some Aurifil, but I don't use it much because my (older) Bernina does not seem to have a place to put it and I just don't intend to mess with a detached spool holder.

Your fabric stack is wonderful. I keep meaning to get some of those Domino Dots.

Maryse said...

Happy birthday! It seems like your family and friends appreciate you greatly!

alexveronelli said...

Emily , is the Guterman cotton ? which thread weight ? …and which Aurifil weight are you using ?