Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sewing, sewing, sewing

Oh No.....................empty bobbins!!!!

AH! Full bobbins. Bliss!!! ;-)

10 empty bobbins is a signal for me to clean & oil my sewing machine. Change the needle, too.


And, now......................
sewing, sewing, sewing!

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34 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh full bobbins make me happy! But empty bobbins mean I've been sewing - which is happy too!

Jen said...

Ohhh full bobbins make my day too!

Kim West said...

That is a good way to keep track!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You're so good! And I'll bet your machine is so happy!

Lurline said...

You are a Good Girl! I badly need to get one of those bobbin holders - great idea!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Loris said...

I'm using up some 'linty' thread so I'm cleaning my machine almost with each new bobbin...which I must admit is out of character for me. Good work keeping your BFF serviced and ready to sew!

Janet said...

I love the sight of full bobbins, so many possibilities.

Annika said...

Thanks for the tip on how often clean the mashine, every 10´th bobbin :)

Terry said...

I just cleaned my machine on Sunday and I couldn't believe how filthy it was! Forgot to change the needle though...I need to do that today! :0)

Kaaren said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Cindy said...

Now that's one neat way to keep yourself "in the know" when to clean your machine.

My machine "drinks" so I have to oil her often so I clean her often, after every project and alot of time in between projects.

Linda said...

You must have been busy humming along with your machine.

Dresden Quilter said...

I like those pictures. It means more pictures to get to see of your fabulous creations. I am trying to finish a swap I should not have joined.

Carol said...

Good idea, run lots of bobbins. Have fun sewing. I can't wait to see what you've been making.

Connie said...

That is a neat tray for bobbins, I need to get one ,and it look good full of bobbins and now your ready to sew. HAPPY SEWING!

Karen said...

I have one of those thingamajigs and don't use it. You must be sewing up a storm, Darlene!

Thelma said...

I change my needle with each new bobbin.....where did I get that idea? So I can go longer?

Wendy said...

That's a good reminder, thanks for the tip.

Nicole said...

Nothing so sweet as a bunch of full bobbins ready to go!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have two of those bobbin holders. One for the Bernina and one for the Featherweight. I love those holders. I like your tracking system :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

You go girl...fire up that machine!

Qubie said...

I'm with Loris I clean my machine after every bobbin. I have found that my machine runners better when it's clean. Is there anyway I could talk you into cleaning your machine more often? To wait till you've used 10 bobbins seems like a long time. I would hate to see your machine chock on you.

swooze said...

Hmmm that gives me an idea. I am terrible about changing my needle and heard the distinct pop pop pop the other day.

Sherri said...

Good idea...I usually fill 4 at a time...think 10 would be a better number to have on hand!

Allie said...

That's a good idea!

Carol said...

Your machine is having a day at the spa...that's what mine needs now after the retreat. That's a great way to keep track of when to do it. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh what fun - full bobbins - siiiiiiiigh - mine need filled, might I bring them over?

Carrie P. said...

good idea.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a neat idea, when the bobbins get empty then it's cleaning time. I need to think of me a way to remind me to take care of my sewing machine. You have inspired me.

paulette said...

Darlene!!
What a wonderful idea!! I love that and easy to REMEMBER!! You know me and my 'steel trap'...ha ha
Take care!
Paulette

Millie said...

Darlene,
Love your full bobbins. I use these rings for my longarm big bobins too...they are great. Have a great weekend.
Smiles,
Millie

Laura said...

I keep track of when to clean & oil my machine the same way...every 10 bobbins and after doing any significant amount of machine quilting.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You're so organized! Great way to keep track!

Lynn said...

That's a great way to remember that you need to clean the machine!!!!

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