A View of My Quilt Life

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Witchery Test Drive

Sunday, this was the view from my studio

And this is where I spent most all my day!  Visibility was expected to be low and the roads slick so there was really no point in going out in this.  It's the first real snowfall of the season which means no one will remember how to drive in it. Yep - much safer to stay indoors. It's not like I didn't have a million things to pick from to work on!

I decided it was time for Witchery's test drive.

Isn't she pretty?  And she stitches like a dream!! I gave her some oil, cleaned up her gears a bit and added some lube. 
Here's the first stitching.  Look close a the lines on the right.

Now look at the back at the stitching lines on the back. 
Right side - bobbin thread tension off. Left side - after adjusting the upper tension
Tension needed a little adjusting. Take a closer look at the lines on the left hand - perfect bottom tension! AWESOME stitching and runs so smooth! Witchery went back in her case for the time being until I can get a project to the stitching stage.

UPDATE:  We got 6.5 inches of snow!


  1. Ah, she feels so much better now. It has been over 15 years since she has sewn anything....

  2. Great that she sewed so well with only minor tension adjustment! Gotta love these old machines that were made to last.

    Glad you didn't have to go anywhere in that snow.