I am so happy to have the ac running again - the power has been off for probably 8 hours or more and just came back on a little while ago. The house stayed pretty cool and while it was light it's not so bad. However, when darkness falls - there is absolutely nothing you can do. I had to run to Walgreen's and get some batteries for a flashlight - the pretty smelling candles were just too much.
I found a couple of questions from two of the nice gals that read my blog and I want to answer them. First of all - my sewing machine. It is a 22 year old Bernina and we are probably joined at the hip. This has been a wonderful machine and has served me well. I would never ever get rid of it even if I would buy a new machine and I am not planning on doing that. It is so controllable and has a pretty stitch. I am finally getting a little better at machine quilting, but really do pretty simple patterns. As for the thread, I have been using Sulky to quilt with and also for my machine buttonhole applique. Started using that maybe a year or so ago and just love it. I use other thread in the bobbin - sometimes Sulky bobbin thread. I am going to try some of the lighterweight thread. I only quilt the smaller quilts, but if I should make a large one I would have someone quilt it. I am not ready for wrestling a large quilt under the needle.
Sooooooo glad the power is back on!!!!!!!