Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Someone asked for pictures of my treadle machines. Well the one at the right is my New Home machine. I have it in my sewing room, someday I would really like to use it to make a small quilt top. I just don't know enough about treadles to try it yet. This machine was purchased by my sweet husband at an antique shop. It came with a bunch of parts that I am completely clueless about, it also came with the needle case in the picture. What is really cool is that there are still needles in that needle case! I am working on a shadow box/picture type thingie (highly technical term that) to display some of these cool finds. I also have vintage thread spools and buttons on cards.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
It's Saturday, 3 of the kids are home and still asleep (yippee), my sweetie is at work, and I am heading up to my sewing room before I get sucked into computerland never to be seen again. Honestly it CAN happen! Where DOES the time go when you are surfing? And it's not like we have a great dsl connection or anything, honestly we are still on DIAL UP!! egad and erlack!
My goal is to get something done, sewn, whatever in there that is picture worthy so I can publish something here to take the place of the snowlady who is a teeny pile of snow in the front yard now. Hmm, spell check thinks that computerland and erlack are not words! who-da-thunk?
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
What I am grateful for today:
*My sweet husband who honked and waved at me as he sped past on his way to the bank
*The tax mistake that got fixed today and resulted in a refund instead of a payment!
*My lovely cousin Anne
*My girls going out together and not fighting (anywhere that I could hear)
*Tundra happy to see me and feeling spry again
*Waking up to the smell of coffee, made by my sweetie
*Lots of ideas
*An interesting book on CD
Sunday, March 11, 2007
If I were to choose my oldest UFO, it would be sort of mine by default. I inherited some old hand pieced blocks from my husbands grandmother, who was hanging on to them from her mother. I'm the only one on this side of the family who quilts, so I was lucky and got those along with a crazy quilt that needs to have the edges finished, and an absolutly gorgous hand pieced hand quilted full size one that is still in excellent shape. The nearest we can figure for age of that one is well over 100 years. I've gotten these blocks out several times, and I just need to have something hit me as to how to finish them. There are several different "sets". Among them is a set of 3 very old polished cotton basket blocks that I have thought about framing instead of sewing. Most of the others are bow tie blocks or 4 patches.
I'm really not sure how many UFO's I actually have. Some people count them only if they have started cutting. But I have so many ideas, and fabrics pulled to go with them, that I feel like they are "started" even though I haven't actually done any cutting or sewing.
My biggest problem with finishing these is that I always seem to need to start something else for a gift or an occasion or something. I had planned to really get moving on some things this winter, but I was interrupted by a wedding, and now there are 2 babies coming this year that I want to do something for......
Friday, March 9, 2007
Well, wouldn't you know it, as I was putting them on the sharing table, someone else came in with an even bigger bag of FABRIC!!! Yikes! I lost all sense of will power and snatched up some pieces big enough for backings, then some cute as a bug cat fabric, then there was some pretty pink woven ribbon looking stuff, then there were some strips that I knew I could put in with my scrap strings, then there was this one piece that was sooooooooo ugly that I just knew no one would want to take it home....... well, you are getting the picture right? Yes, I went home with an even bigger bag of stuff to find space for in my sewing room. sigh sigh sigh.
Oh well, I'm over it! Time to go see if it really was as ugly as I thought it was last night.
If it is........... there's always the sharing table at next month's meeting................