I think Gussie Fay has been hanging out at the lake camp because…
The Gammill technician I called has determined that she is “LOOSE”! Technically that means that she coasts to a stop when I hit the stop button, rather than stopping the needle immediately. That also means that her gears are loose and need to be tightened.
SOOOOOO…. tonight we will load Gussie in the car and very early in the morning I will head to Vicksburg, MS to drop her off at the Gammill dealer. I guess you could say Gussie is going on a retreat, too! She will stay there until I finish quilt retreat on Thursday and go back to get her.
The repair isn’t something urgent, but since I was going that way anyway it will be most convenient to go ahead and take her in.
Taking “Inetta” off of Gussie was interesting. I took lots of pictures of how the pieces fit together and marked things with painters tape. A few scribbled notes will also be helpful I hope.
Retreat agenda is made…
1. Finish piecing Jeremy’s quilt. This should be doable on the first day I am there.
2. Start a new quilt. Yes, that is what I said. I have some fat quarter bundles that are demanding that I use them, and my SIL found a really neat pattern that will go well with them. It certainly won’t get finished because I only have 3 of the 6 part directions.
3. If I have extra time (which I doubt will happen) I will work on knitting socks.
I am hauling everything but the kitchen sink. You know you ALWAYS need something you left at home and I don’t want to be the one that left it!
So, farewell, quilting friends, until I return with stories to tell of the fun things the Cotton Country Quilters of Bastrop, LA have been up to. I am so glad they decided to “keep” me after I moved away.
I’ll “see” you sometime next weekend.