Last September I fell in love with you in Portland. You agreed to come home with me and my heart sang! There was to be a short wait while you made your journey to the Squash House, but in the meantime I made preparations for your arrival. I cleared a lovely space for you to reside and made sure everything was spic and span. Time passed with no word from you and I was so worried that something bad had happened. When you finally contacted me, you explained that you would be slightly delayed due to unforseen circumstances. No matter - I was so happy to hear that you were OK and agreed to patiently await your arrival. More time passed with no word and I was beginning to think I had been jilted by you....had I fallen in love with a Gigolo - no - it couldn't be true. I gathered my courage and called to see where you were. Your explanation was that you still loved me, but there were more unforseen circumstances to delay your arrival. I pined away for you all during the Christmas holidays. Had I made a terrible mistake? Did I read your signals wrong? Oh, how my heart bled. Two weeks ago I gathered up my courage and called you again. You said it looked like you might be on your way to me sometime around the 19th. What happy news! Then on Monday after another call to you, my heart sank - it might be some more time before you could make an appearance. It was only then that I weighed my feelings about you - and decided you were not the one for me. So little contact over four months, so much heartbreak on my end. It's over. I've decided to end our brief affair.
Are you wiping away tears now? Please don't cry! Lenni is now a fling of the past! My new love is the Gammill Vision 18-8 stitch-regulated longarm! The dealer will be here Friday afternoon to set it up and train me! Oh, Joy!
Have you ever cleaned the underside (the side that rides on the fabric while cutting) of your rulers? Recently I was cutting the setting pieces for my Designer Mystery BOM and was frustrated because the rulers kept slipping. It occured to me that in all the years I have had these rulers, they have picked up tons of sizing from the fabric. I'm one of those who doesn't pre-wash fabrics, so you can imagine how much crud must have been on them! Well, I grabbed my trusty Windex and cleaned the underside of the two rulers on the left - did a little cutting, and Voila! - no more slippage! If you click on the photo you will see that the ruler on the right has a slightly milky look to it compared to the two on the left - that's because I haven't yet cleaned it. Give this a try with your rulers and tell me if you notice a difference like I did!
Friday Mr. Squash will be snapping photos of my new Gammill as it is being set up and I'm trained. Stay tuned for what is sure to be a fun post!