Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
She's clearly brand new.Except for the grease marks from where the store wrote the price on it, it seems perfect. It looks like someone tried to use it but broke the needle. I opened up the storage box and found all the attachments plus new needles.I replaced the needle, threaded her up, grabbed some fabric that I was going to buy and.......she runs like a dream. Pretty quiet, too. I looked it up on the internet and she usually runs about $130.00 brand new. I've wanted to get a basic machine to have just in case the one I'm using now gives me trouble. Also, I was thinking I would set up a dedicated machine just for quilting. The only thing she's missing is the box she came in and the manual. This was a big purchase from the thrift store. The cost? $24.00. Not bad!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
#2 is a xmas quilt. I started quilting this with the Flynn quilt frame and its almost done. I stopped using the frame because I got so frustrated with it. It was my first time freestlye quilting and it looks horrendous. oh well.I'll finish quilting it without the frame. Needs binding.
#3 is the Scraps, 2009 quilt. The rows need to be sewn together and it needs a back. and binding. and quilting.
#4 has a lot of work left to be done. It won't be finished in 2009. Guaranteed.
#5 is a wall hanging. Needs a back . Needs to be quilted. Needs binding.
Numbers 1 and 3 are going to be sent to Auntie Kath for professional quilting....hopefully by Tuesday. (to be worked on in 2010)
Of course I realize none of these will be totally complete in 2009, but they'll be close! I'm going to try not to start anything new 'til these are done or out the door for quilting. Amen.
UPDATE:Jan 1, 2010
....yeah....nothing got finished...work, life and being under the weather put a halt to everything.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
About a month ago, Dan threw out, in his words, "my favorite shirt ever". The T-shirt, which he had bought at a PJ concert, was full of holes and stains and was quite unwearable. I , being the clever mom that I am, garbage picked it, cut it up , and incorporated it into a new quilt. I also searched the internet for the same T-shirt and bought that. I think he really liked it! I am the Best. Mom. Ever. Merry Christmas, Danny-boy!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Karen...your gorgeous quilt had a mason jar in front of it OVERFLOWING with raffle tickets! A very happy winner took it home and you helped raise quite a bit of money for LuLu! Thanks again.
Needless to say, it warmed the cockles of my heart*.
DEF: cock·le (kŏk'əl) : if something you see or hear warms the cockles of your heart, it makes you feel happy because it shows that people can be good and kind.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
....I hope we have enough eggs......