Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pook, Pook, Pook...

I want to know why this needle wasn't saying Pook, pook, POOK?

Dust 010

This is the needle (a Microtex Sharp by the way) that was in the machine when I set it up a couple weeks ago.  Since I haven't been sewing much at all the past year and a half - I can't remember when I put it in...

Maybe it was the summer of 2007 when I worked on this for the quilt shop in Mass... (in the midst's of packing and painting to move)

Focus on Florals 001

or the Hunters Star I worked on as a store sample as we moved from Maryland to PA in Dec. 07...

it might have been back at the apartment the spring of 2008 when I worked on this for a 10 FQ Challenge.  10FQ Challenge quilt 004 (Small)I'll tell y'all about the challenge another day.

OK back to the '''Point''' at hand...

Since I started sewing again this month I've sewn all of this Maple Island BQ2 top...

BQ2 008 (Small)

and I worked on these for the Quilt in a Day Tossed 9 Patch...

tossed 9 patch 003

After finishing these 9 patches I decided to clean the dust out of the machine... which is a sad tale I'll also tell another day.

But this is what the needle looked like when I took it out.Dust 011

Look at it... it's clearly bent... I didn't even need my glasses to see the bend in it!  I was completely surprised because it had made not a peep or a pook as a bent needle should.  Nope... quiet as a mouse...

I might have to frame it...

So... when did you change your needle last?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

well I need to change it ! That's all I'll admit too !
I like that first quilt . Thanks for the preview. I have fabric I collected for that one and now I really want to get to it ! : )

That sure was one bent needle ! I'm surprised it didn't CLUNK never mind Pook !! but I do get a lot of pook'n when mine is dull

Mary

terificreations said...

Uhm...I must be a bit crazy I go through needles so quickly...no pook, pook, pook here. Maybe a little skip with the rotary cutter, nothing that a quick flip of the blade won't cure, sometimes.

Teri

Leah S said...

I change my needles pretty frequently. I like to use one to piece a quilt, and then another one to free-motion it.

Pretty sure I changed mine last week. :) Yup, should frame that needle!

Anonymous said...

cheryl, Your BQ2 Quilt is the one I was trying to describe to you, last week!!!! My focus fabric is Fl. blues with pink flamingos.

I still think that would be a perfect mystery or teaching quilt.

I changed my needle when I made a block for Marlene's quilt, God rest her soul.

xxoo
neen

Lori in South Dakota said...

last week!! After I found my missing box of needles.

Kim said...

This is my first visit to your blog, so I've got some catching up to do!

Please tell us about the 10 FQ challenge. I looked for a later post about it and haven't seen one, but I love what you made!

Howdy said...

Hi Kim,

I have a post in the works about that challenge and others that I've participated in... they are always a lot of fun! I've been pondering a new challenge that I may just throw out into the Blog world to see if anyones interested...