Friday, October 26, 2007


I got some rather diminutive parts in the mail today from Linda Lang over at

While I was working the other day, I noticed that the pigtails (both of them) had deep grooves in them from the path that the thread has taken through them over the past 6+ years.

I tried to capture it in the photo at left, but my camera was much more interested in focusing on, well, anything but the pigtail. Can you see the groove? It's only about the depth of two pencil lines (done with sharp pencil), but on a piece of metal that small it makes a difference!

Two minutes with a screwdriver (not the beverage kind) and all is well, I'm back in business.

Thanks, Linda!

I also got something not-so-small in the mail today...a Passap Duo (pinky) knitting machine. And a TON of books with patterns for knitted clothes. OH! How I love those 60's and 70's fashions! I'll share some of the more hilarious photos with you in a later post. For now, though, back to quilting!



Quilt Pixie said...

its amazing how small wear points like that can snarl up thread....

arlee said...

Go see Threadbared for some hilarious mocking of those patterns!

Quilt Nut said...

wow Lisa. that is amazing that thread can and does do that