Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Hi All ~
I hope everyone's summer is going well.  Oh, the problems I've had!  My Cannon EOS Digital Rebel Camera decided to stop working on a regular and consistent basis.  It started by giving me an "Error 99" message when I was in Ohio for my Niece's High School Graduation.  I'd push the shutter button and no picture. The nerve!  The Cannon website and the literature that came with the camera were most unhelpful.  I have since come to understand through sleuthing on the internet that a variety of problems can cause the camera to give this message and temporarily stop working.  I am just thankful I didn't have this problem on vacation.   But I did manage to coax a couple of pictures out of it before it stopped again.
The Schnibbles for June was State Fair and a fun pattern it was!  I love the whole pinwheely-goodness of it!  I used two charm packs of Mary Engelbreit's Recipe for Friendship by Moda.  It's such a sweet fabric line, all summery and fruity, although I am not too sure what fruit has to do with making friends, lol.   I like how it turned out.  Be sure to check out the Schnibbles Parade over at Sherri's or Sinta's blogs on July first when all the participants are featured.
I also had Bernina problems this month.  I sew on a 1530 that I purchased back in 1993.  My first quality sewing machine although I'd been sewing off and on since 1968.  Anyway, I go to clean the bobbin area and the race hook cover literally separates from the machine.
Look at the pathetic thing.  Ordered a replacement from Sewing Parts Direct.com and these people are fast!  It broke on a Tuesday and I was back to sewing on Friday!
And lastly, Block 9 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quiltalong.  This is ending none too soon as I am running low on the  Fig and Plum fabrics.  More about the Quiltalong at Moose on the Porch. 
Now it's off to find a repair for my camera.  Thanks for stopping by.