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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Got a flimsy made last night!

Yeah, I had enough time last night to finish the piecing on "Some Bunny Loves Me."  It's now in the pile with the 2 baby boy tops to be basted this weekend.  However, I was looking in my UFO pile and came across THIS quilt that just needs the binding finished.  It's perfect (IMO :-)) for one of the baby boys coming in August, so I'm going to finish binding it this weekend and prep the label (I don't know the baby's name yet) so it will be ready come August.  I think I'll use the construction trucks for the other August baby and put aside the trains for a future boy.

I also made plans to have a sewing night with a friend this Friday.  Her daughter has a teen activity with the youth group at church, so her hubby's going to have a boys night with the two boys, which leaves her free to hang with me :-).  Or maybe I should reverse that - she's hanging with me so that leaves the boys and daddy on their own :-).  As long as I have my camera batteries charged, I should be able to get some pics.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Virtual Quilt Day

This coming Sunday is Virtual Quilt Day over on  I'm looking forward to getting a lot done since I don't have the boys this weekend.  I've babysat or had other family activities the last several weekends, so it'll be nice to be child-free for the weekend.

Weekend Sewing Plans (Thursday - Sunday :-))
  • Assemble "Some Bunny Loves Me"
  • Baste "Some Bunny Loves Me", construction trucks baby quilt, and trains baby quilt (next 3 babies on the calendar for church - 2 boys in August & a girl in October)
  • Finish QST for book challenge quilt (a local show's challenge theme is to depict a book (or specific scene) in a wallhanging to bed-size quilt.  I'm doing an applique center with several borders - one is QST and another will be hand embroidered w/ phrases from the scene)
  • Finish Steelers fleece throw (I think I just need to fold the fleece down for a binding, may need some more quilting)
  • Design a stitch 'n' slash wallhanging (a method shown to me from a fellow camper this past May - would like to make a stained-glass cross out of the technique)
  • Start quilting the church babies pile of basted quilts

I still need to work on organizing my sewing room, so here's that list of stuff:
  • Buy another thread holder & organize threads
  • Move remaining flannel to fabric corner
  • Go through at least 1 tote (I've got about 6 or 7 to go through :-().
Looks like I'll be a busy girl this weekend, but I'm going to enjoy it.  I've got both boys the following weekend as well as a Sunday School activity.

I hope to post pictures of my progress as the weekend goes on.  Stay tuned!


Thursday, June 07, 2012

Meet Dorothy!

Last week I was browsing Craig's List while waiting for a program to finish at work.  I came across an ad for a warehouse sale at a local estate sale/auction house.  I decided to check out the photos they had posted and saw a beautiful machine.  At quick glance I thought it was a featherweight and made plans to be first in line when the sale started the next day.  Later that night I realized that it was not a featherweight, but a 301 or the big brother to the feather weight.  Excited I went to the estate sale, found the machine, and purchased it!

So, without further delay, here's Dorothy, my newest machine:

According to what I can find online about 301's, Dorothy was made around 1954.


Saturday, June 02, 2012

Done Just in Time

Last night I got an email about a church baby shower for one of the three ladies expecting a little blessing this summer.  The shower was today from 2 - 4!!!  Nothing makes you run faster to your machine than needing a gift last minute, lol.  Thankfully I had already finished all 3 tops for the summer babies and even had this one basted and ready to quilt.  So I did the stitch-in-the-ditch and X's as I had planned (though I did have to take a quick break and run to the Walmart across the street to get the yellow-orange thread as I didn't have any that worked - not my place of choice to shop for anything, but after 9 pm, when the quilt is needed the next day, it will do, lol.).  I got the binding made before calling it quits for the night and then attached the binding and label this morning.  As you can see, it fits her theme of "Jungle Animals" for the nursery.