Anyway, after years of teaching school no matter how bad I felt, (because it's easier than planning for and dealing with the after-effects of a substitute) I went about my normal activities, but nothing creative. No sewing, quilting, painting, or even a doodle. I just didn't feel like it.
Today I decided that my projects were not going to magically get done by themselves. I fired up the longarm and got a couple things marked off the list.
First were the pillow shams to match the white spring quilt I finished for Marge about a month ago. I mounted them both on the machine at the same time on a piece of muslin.
Do you notice anything wrong with this spool? Yes, it appears to have at least three different thread ends. What in the world? I wound off the thread until it appeared to be back to normal. Then I tried winding a bobbin.