I called the sewing machine service shop and the poor man has pneumonia, so really, how can I be mad? Seriously. I am still waiting to hear if I can just pick the darned thing up and move on with out my "back button".
In the meantime, the old one came down from the attic and got to work. It was a bit "clunky" at first, but she's doing fine now.
I've decided to use a super fine invisible thread and a tiny zig zag stitch. Here I practiced on some scraps. For my older friends; I know right, me practice? I'm older and wiser now.
Here is a piece (I only have half elephants left) where I did not use a stabilizer. It warped and was difficult to work with under the needle. It may be because I used Steam A Seam Lite.
Here is a piece where I used a medium stabilizer, much better
The back before -
And after I removed the webbing. I little difficult, but not impossible.
I purchased a small sample of this Sulky product and I really like it. You iron it on, so it really stays put - and no pins.
I seriously don't know who they are giving this information to. I read it, but I didn't get it.
Finally, this is the perfect time of year to make roasted vegetables! My friend Mary B taught me this.
I chop up assorted veggies. Today I did zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, baby bella mushrooms and egg plant. I spray the pan with pam, then I drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh pepper. Into the oven at 400 degrees for about 40 mins - but check and toss every 10 mins or so.
I got to reading blogs and mine got a little dark, but I like it that way.
Ways to use your roasted vegetables:
Toss with hot pasta and add cheese.
Top a ready made pizza crust and add goat cheese and bake
Fold into an omelet
Make a veg sandwich with lite cream cheese
eat as a nice side dish
I'll be back soon to tell you about my Labor Day weekend in Boston -