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Sewing slugs in the sunshine

It’s a beautiful day here today, and I’m making my first large fleece “Hug Me! Slugs”. I’ve been sitting outside, when possible, sewing and stuffing, taking advantage of the weather. A nice mom put in a custom order for two “mommy and baby” slug sets, and she’s going to be knitting clothes for them once they arrive at her house. I really like that idea, and I started wondering if I should try offering slug skirts, or something similar, myself.

It looks like my Platinum sewing machine is going to be in the shop longer than anticipated. It needs a couple of electrical parts, which need to be ordered from the company. Hopefully, they’ll have them in stock. In the meantime, I had forgotten how persnickety my older Viking machine, Sarah, is about thread. She was eating up thread for hours. I asked the repair place for advice, and, oh yeah, “Change the thread and the needle.” I’d forgotten. We had to make a run into town to get some more expensive thread. I’d only recently gotten a few of the newer spools of Coats and Clark cotton machine quilting thread to match some fabric I had, completely forgetting I’d ever had trouble with Sarah’s thread tastes. Their other, older cotton machine quilting threads never seem to bother Sarah, but she wouldn’t tolerate any of these new spools. Makes no sense to me. Ah well. It’s okay now. I was relieved it was a simple solution, and no repairs were needed. Whew.

My usually helpful kitty assistant wasn’t too interested in helping me out on the porch today. I woke him up too many times while he was sunbathing. He scolded me. I’ll have to learn to sew and stuff in a less disruptive manner. Or maybe he just thought I was going to ask him to come back in the house.

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