Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Happened to Customer Service?

In this wonderful holiday season I don't mean to be complaining. BUT. When you go to all the trouble of calling a store to see if they can do something and then when you get there it's a total different story, does this mean they really don't want your business.

I broke my frame on my glasses over the weekend. I called the local Walmart vision center and explained that I didn't buy the glasses there but I needed new frames for my lenses. I was told they could do that and fix them right there. So later in the morning we head to Walmart. The cranky old man behind the counter says I have over 1000 pairs of frames here (a slight exaggeration I believe) and I can't look at all of them to see if they match your frame. If you don't know the name or number (worn off) I can't help you.

Well I had intended to walk around and look for myself to see if there were any possibilities but his negative mood just made me want to leave and that's exactly what I did. I left without buying the $100 worth of groceries from Walmart and now I intend to shop at Publix all the time. I had been shying away from Walmart for some time and now the break is complete. Maybe it was a good thing they didn't want to fix my frames. I am liberated from the big box store.

And we came home and my husband glued my frames back. So as long as I don't bend them I'm ok and besides I have two spare pair. I just really like these.

On a different note I notice that ALS is looking for quilts to be donated. Some will be auctioned off and some will be given to ALS patients. There is a page of information in the latest Quilt magazine.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone in blogland a very Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Need Help!!

I am new to free motion quilting. I have a Pfaff 2040 machine. I have the right attachment and I have the settings right.

What I need help with is what kind of thread is best to use and what size needle??

I have done some free motion before and I seem to have a problem with my bobbin thread. It just bunches up underneath. The last time I tried this it didn't. I have changed thread and also my needle.

I know some of you wonderful quilters out there are really good at this and maybe you would share a few tips as to what to use and what you think my problem might be.

Any assistance is welcome.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Please go to greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com for a wonderful giveaway!! But if you don't, then I'll have a better chance!!!

Also please read my PIF and sign up. I just need three people. Please!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, December 11, 2009


As I mentioned on yesterday's blog, I am doing a PIF. I signed up for a pay it forward a few months ago and as promised I received the beautiful table runner from Trudi.

So now I am looking for three people who want to be part of this PIF. All you have to do is ask and you shall receive a nice handmade gift. In return you promise to PIF to three people within the next year. So if you're thinking how behind you already are with Christmas presents, relax, you have a whole year to live up to your promise.

So the first three people who sign up should also email me their mailing address and before you know it you will receive a surprise in the mail like I did.

One stipulation - limited to residents of the US. Mailing costs are prohibitive at this time.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you all soon. Because I already have three items that are ready to go. So if you sign up you wont have to wait. Well maybe you'll have to wait until after Christmas and the lines at the post office have slacked off. LOL

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thank you Trudi!

I signed up for a PIF a few weeks ago and sort of put it in the back of my mind.

Well yesterday was not a very good day around here. Elder parent issues and so forth.

Then the mailman came and my son said you have a package from England!! What!! I don't know anyone there. Much to my surprise I opened the package and found this absolutely beautiful table runner and a Cadbury chocolate bar. Just exactly what you need to be cheered up.

Thank you Trudi from quiltingprolifically.blogspot.com. I hope I have that right.

She does beautiful work. The quilting is exquisite. The fabric is Moda and the colors are just what I would have picked out. Match my home perfectly. And by the way Moda is my absolute favorite.

Turned my day around. Thank you again Trudi.

And in the days to come I will announce my own PIF. Stay tuned.