Sunday, November 29, 2009


Well, I saw my Aunt yesterday, and it was great! We visited for a few hours, I showed her one of my machines(the western electric) and we worked on finishing the case.

I gave her the quilt. Here are two pictures of it. It is not a proper Quill ow, as I quilted it before I put the pillow thing on. I quilted it on my Riccar treadle(in the straight leg base) with the presser foot all the way done. It was 3 layers of batting - I wanted to give her a warm quilt.
My Davis VF complained about it, so thats why I used the Riccar. An EBay seller once said about the same machine "It's built like a tank."
One amusing comment on Craigslist was that this old machine was bullet proof!!! I was laughing hard about that! I love them because they are some heavy and dependable. I'd take one over a new one any day(unless it was a Bernina 830)
My dream though is still to get a Computerized embroidery sewing machine, I just don't have a 1000 dollars to spend on one yet...


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Well, this week is thanksgiving, and black Friday too!
I'm not planning to get anything, but my family's bookstore is having a black friday, will be interesting to see how it does. Everybody is supposedly in Salem...

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well, I'm making progress on the quilt for my aunt. I have the fabric all cut out and ready to sew.
I'm looking forward to thanksgiving too!
It is just going to be a small meal with my parents. We will be skipping the Turkey, and just doing Stuffing, and a Spinach Soffle!
It'll be nice, because then neither me or my mom have to cook, much!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunshine & Shadow

In my Quilting group, the leader of it had me make Sunshine & Shadow as a baby quilt in reds.
I made it, and I really liked it, so I am going to use that pattern for my Aunt's quillow. I am going to do it in shades of blues, starting with light and going to dark. I have a panel with cats and birds on it that I'm going to use for the pillow part.
More next week

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Finally Done

Well, I am finally done with my dad's quilt. I don't know why I took so long on the binding, but I procrastinated a bit, I'm afraid. I participated in a sew along swap a while ago, and I got 3 of the 4 rows of blocks from it. I made the other row. Not my best work, but I felt like it was good enough. I used high loft batting, which made it really warm! I had to use a big needle on my machine, and it clunked a bit, but it sewed it well.

Now onto a quilt for my aunt's birthday. She wants a mono chromic blue quillow.