Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Adding to Stash and Neck Update

I've been adding to my stash with the hopes of quilting sooner than later and I've found some really fun pieces too.  The Family Guy fabric will be pillowcases for my sons and the cording is intended for a fabric bowl which I've never done but thanks goodness for YouTube right.  Some neutrals at a great price and the tin box contains Quilt Dots.
News in regards to the pain in the neck (and I'm not referring to anyone I know),  I met with the pain specialist and I now have a plan of attack.  What I've learnt in all of this is that I'm getting older and my body is starting to reflect this...how did this getting older happen!

I've gone back to doing some wool work and knitting with not being able to do very much sewing.  I put in an SOS to Sweet P with my problems with wool applique, what threads one can use, etc.
It's slow but sure and the project is from a kit I bought years ago and let me tell you the wool is horrible, frays something awful even after prepping it the way they stated.
I do like knitting these socks and I'm still amazed that I can actually do this. Knitting was never my forte and the fact that I prefer ankle socks definitely saves on the yarn.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Her name is...

It's all about the name today, some things were just meant to be and this was just like that.  A gal named Candy left a comment on my last post in reference to naming my new-to-me Singer 185.  She said that she was a beauty, which she is and that she'd call her Ivy.  Now that's a perfect name for her because my paternal Grandmother's name was Ivy.  Thanks for the your help Candy, your suggestion was bang on.
I've cut alot of scraps lately so there's alot of Tumbler and string quilts in my future and I'm also slowly making my way through Celtic Solstice.  
It's wet here in Victoria, BC to day but I have a date with three other quilty friends and are plans are to quilt the day away sew how much fun is that!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New/Old Sewing Machine

This is what I discovered at a local Thrift shop close to home and yes I decided another adoption was in order.
She needs a new bobbin case cover but that is easy to find on the web so though she hasn't a name yet I know she'll fit right in. This is what she looked like in the shop with the case off but she's safely in her new digs now and lovin' it here.  My hubby has decided we need a new shelving unit to place all my little beauties in and I sew agree.  If you have any ideas on names I'd love to hear what you think.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Tad Late

My wishes for a Happy New Year are a tad late but just as sincere and as Sweet P said lets just have "FUN".
Let the "FUN" begin.