I still feel like I'm playing catch up and trying to get in to a normal routine after the move. Things are looking better every day and feeling more and more normal. :)
I forgot to share this with you before...but look at this beauty!
This machine belonged to a woman in the neighborhood I grew up in (I'm sure she was the original owner). Then a few years ago, it was given to another neighbor and family friend. She used it for a while as a TV stand before giving it to my mom. :) Then this summer, my mom gave it to me!! (you can click the picture for a larger picture)
|(I just noticed Smokey in the picture. LOL)|
It's in really good shape...just needs some cleaning (the machine is really dusty) and the belt is off the track. One day I will spend some time figuring out how to get this baby up and running again. It just seems like an incredible task at the moment. :/
Here is something exciting to share! My Snow Days quilt won a first place ribbon at our local quilt show! I was very pleasantly surprised! I also won a cash prize, which I had no idea there were cash prizes! I don't know how much though until I go to the next guild meeting. :)
We recently had about 25 people over for dinner from my husband's office. It's such beautiful weather here, that I knew we could eat outside on our porch. I rented tables and chairs and made these cute little center pieces. I found the idea for the flowers on Pinterest! The napkins are made from a "bandanna" type fabric. After I sewed them all up, I thought, "I could have just bought red bandannas!" LOL
When I finally had a day to spend sewing, I was sort of lost and could not decide what I should work on. I finally decided I NEEDED to pull out an old UFO and get 'er finished up. After moving and unpacking all my "stuff," it was reaffirmed to me that I NEED to finish up some of these projects!
This is an old Thimbleberries Club project...maybe 2009? Truthfully, I wasn't a big fan of the final quilt...and that was part of why it got put aside. I do love the sampler blocks, I just remember I didn't like the pre-printed "applique" pieces that were to be added in. (you can google it to see the final product) I don't even know where my pre-printed fabric is. Here is Smokey...helping me decide what to do with these 12 blocks....
This is the fabric I have available, leftover from the block of the month kits....and also the stack of six inch sampler blocks that were made each month too. Hmmm....what to do, what to do? I will figure something out to make it work. I really do not want to purchase any extra fabric to finish this project!
Stay tuned to see what I come up with!