Sunday, November 23, 2014
I am feeling lost today - my beloved Bernina will not turn on!!! OMG - she is 26 and a half years old and seems like a part of me. I will get her up to Bay City after Thanksgiving and have them see what is ailing her. She also needs a good servicing. What a wonderful machine she has been--very few problems over all those years and I have sewn zillions of stitches. Hopefully, she can be revived. If not, I am not sure what I will do. Don't think I would want to spend as much as I am sure Berninas cost nowadays. One of my friends who does beautiful quilting has a Pfaff and she loves it. I think they are a little more reasonable in price. Goodness only knows, a machine would not have to last me 26 years now at this stage in my life!!!! In the meantime, I am using the Huskvarna (sp) that I bought used probably 8 or 9 years ago for the basement and have not used very much. It's no Bernina, but it is a good machine. I had Sherry bring it upstairs and I have been playing with it. I never liked the foot pedal, but think I have that figured out now. Will go down to Material Mart and see if they have a darning foot and some bobbins to go with this one. Maybe it will be a nice surprise! I will give quilting with it a try.
Will go out and shop for some Thanksgiving groceries tomorrow. Sherry and Barclay will come over here and we will have a feast with plenty for leftovers. Barclay is going to bake a cake!! He has been baking cookies and is expanding his talents. How cool is that? I think it will be a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I will do a pumpkin pie so that will give the three of us plenty of dessert! All the girls will be together in Denver! I am sure we will do some facetime with them! Then about a week after Thanksgiving is over, Norah and family will come to Midland for an early Christmas. Can't wait!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Here are two redwork pieces I worked two to three years ago. They have been put away waiting for me to do be finished. And I have just about done that. Just finished putting the strips together for binding which will be the first small border. I think I have enough for both. They are both quilted and that didn't take much time since they are only about 18 x 24 inches and I did nothing fancy. So, by golly, another ufo has about hit the dust! Don't worry, though, I have plenty more! There was a third pattern with these - a cool Christmas tree - but I won't be making that. Will put it away for someone to find one day and maybe it will get made.
I also quilted the African tabletopper that I made a week or so ago and will get the binding ready for that. Just did straight line quilting with the walking foot and it turned out pretty well. I am glad that I can do a decent job of machine quilting but don't really like the time it takes to stop and start so many times. Love doing the small pieces but when they get much bigger than a baby quilt, I will have someone else do it.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
In an earlier post, I told you about the baby clothes belonging to my husband that his mom gave me a long time ago. This is some sort of a little romper with really big legs. It is handmade with a feather stitch embroidered on the sleeves and neckline. Clothes for babies have certainly made a big advancement in the last 88 years!!!!
I've got a good one for you today!!!!