Friday, May 18, 2012

Sewing at the kitchen table...

This is my Featherweight. I won it at a local auction about three years ago. I walked in and saw it sitting on the floor. I was bidding against one other person and she gave up at $200.00. Can you believe that? It was made in 1934! All it took to get up and running was a good cleaning, some oil and a new foot pedal. It really runs good for an old machine. Yesterday I got it out to see if it was working well enough to take on an upcoming retreat. Sure is!

I ordered a new handle for the case and four new rubber feet. I was sewing four patches together yesterday. I'm going to need over 400 of them! Had to stop because I have to get to the cutting table.

Today I'm working on a pattern I picked up at a quilt show a couple of years ago. It's called Settler's Trail. The designer is Kathy Borgardt.

All those little squares are cut at 1". And, yes,there are thousands of them. I think I've lost my mind. I have a drawer full of muslin I'm using for the background. All those other squares are just pieces leftover from quilts I've made.

This is a long term project!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ohio Starlings

A sweet little Ohio Star nestles in the middle of this block.

Another little Ohio Star top.

My daughter has such a green thumb when it comes to roses. She picked these today and brought them into my room. They smell so good!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Finished T ! It's the cutest little tree house. I think I could live up there!

Now I have to adds some little red glass beads. 

I made a table runner for the kitchen table. I found a small pack of Mary Englebriet fat quarters and enough yardage for a backing and binding. I quilted it on the machine. It makes the kitchen bright and cheery! This little house has the best floor plan for a family of five. The kitchen is huge and a very big table fits right in the middle. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Busy again...

I'd forgotten how simple and quick these redwork blocks are!

Finished stitching the letter P.

I sat down yesterday and added the corners to  this block called Deco Basket.

Then, I felt like making another one, Kissing Cousins.

I also started the applique on Faith.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Working on my PHD

Projects Half Done!

This is The Redwork Alphabet from Bobby Socks Quilt Company. A couple of years ago she offered the designs free of charge. 

Now that N and Q are done, I am working on P. After that, T. Then I'll be done!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Back at it...

I'm sad to say that I haven't done any quilting since October. But, I'm happy to say that I am back at it!

I'm making these four quilts from a Lori Smith pattern. The first one is almost done. I have the other three prepped.

Now that it is getting warmer the Tootie Girl's Mommy is getting the backyard ready for a fun summer. They have a swing set. They got a trampoline from Santa. 

Now they have an outdoor chalk board!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Yes, we are playing soccer!

It's really cold outside.

So, Nana made us headbands.

To keep our ears warm.