Monday, September 13, 2010

Good, Bad

The Good :)

I won a second prize ribbon at our local Fall Fair for my stuffed cat.

The Bad :(

I enjoyed making the Spooky Doll so much (described in my previous post) that I wanted to continue the fun by making a few more. That requires working quicky and the use of a sewing machine. I just got started and my sewing machine failed me. The bobbin case is loose and it's impossible to stitch and I haven't a clue what to do about it other than take it in for repairs. $$$$$$

Below is the start of a dolly that will have to wait until my machine is repaired.

More Bad :(

My local Wal-Mart got rid of their fabric department. I have read this over and over again on other blogs where women have complained about it. OK, so they didn't always offer top quality fabrics, but it wasn't exactly all junk either. You could always find some gems in the $1.99 bin. I used to rely on them for my fusible lightweight and heavyweight interfacing and that's gone now. I was lucky to still find some polyfil. All they are offering now in the way of fabric is a small selection of pre-cut lengths of upolstery fabric. Maybe they'll do the same with cottons.


Summerset said...

Congratulations on your prize!

The Wal-mart thing is bad, I'm just waiting for ours to disappear, too.

Healing Woman said...

I know what you are experiencing. You now have something you love to do and can't get the proper supplies and time. Why would Wal-Mart discontinue the fabrics dept? I hope you have a a fabric store in a relatively short distance away? You must be aggravated beyond belief. I also love your new girl series. The cats are always wonderful too and a hearty congratulations for your prize.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

What kind of sewing machine do you have, Inga? Maybe we can figure it out. Email me privately (facebook is fine) --