Wednesday, 3 December 2014

WOW: Did Someone Say December?

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays

Well, I was hoping for a wind down December, but that was not to be! I've got a plan in place to take me up to the 15th of December, and then I think I'll slow down for the Season.

Since last week, I've been having ongoing issues with my copier. It's vital to my pattern work; its where I scan and copy my patterns. I simply wouldn't be able to share my patterns without it. In my household we have a thing called the 'curse of the blog' and it goes like this: whenever I am about to release a pattern and am in the midst of all my busy scanning, the copier dies. It only ever dies when I have a deadline. It's very strange. My DD's jokingly insist that I shouldn't talk out loud when I'm working on it because the copier might hear me. Of course, we all think its very funny that our copier doesn't want me to release patterns, but its also very expensive, time consuming and annoying too. We've had three repairs out on it in the last ten days and I am ready to just take a copier holiday. 

Yesterday we were discussing our Christmas tree plans when my DD's complained loudly about how I still haven't finished my 12 Days of Christmas Wall Hanging. It's been a WIP for the last few years but enough is enough. It's really time for me to finish this festive wall hanging. 

So today, I have plans to finally sit down and quilt it. For once and for all. I'm trying to stay positive about it - because I'm going to quilt it on my 820 and the 820 has been misbehaving more than ever lately, so I don't hold out much enthusiasm for the quilting ahead. However, I am planning to stick with the most basic quilting design and just get this fun piece up on the wall already. We've been enjoying it 'unfinished' for the last few Christmases but this year it will be hanging up finished and done. 

Last night I pinned the layers down, today I hope to get most of the quilting done and I hope to hang it up before Friday dinnertime. We'll see....

What's Your WOW ?


10 comments:

  1. I ended up buying a new copier since my other one was 12 years old. How did we ever quilt without a computer and a copier?

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    1. Good question?! Was it better then, or now? I can't decide

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  2. My printer stopped working last week and since then I seem to want to print everything! I didn't notice how much I use it. Good luck getting your wall hanging finished. I think your plan of slowing down after the 15th and enjoying the holidays is brilliant!

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  3. I love how the little pins look like Christmas decorations.
    Have you looked at the price of new scanner/copiers these days? I got an A3 one so cheaply that it is probably cheaper to buy new than repair. (just a thought)

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  4. I thought those were large copier toners or inks....expensive too.
    I feel very unproductive even though I've really been going non-stop.

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    1. They are, that's what's in the photo. I have a professional copier and as well as the scanner issues, the inks are leaking. Its a never ending issue.

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  5. Ah, yes...isn't technology great? Good luck on both the copier, 820 and wall hanging.

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  6. Hi Esther, you reminded me it WAS nearly Xmas so I went and found my own 12 Days of Xmas. it is also still a WIP but it has the backing and wadding attached it just needs to be quilted but each year it goes away still unquilted LOL. I do love this quilt and love hanging it each year. Best of luck with the machine?????? Cheers glenda

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  7. Shame on you. I have been enjoying my 12 Days of Christmas every year since you shared it with us and I LOVE it. Thank you again for a beautiful BOM.

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