Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Love At First Sight

I've been perusing Ebay for a Vintage Singer 401A and with the difference in the dollar from American to Canadian I knew it was going to be awhile before I would seriously consider buying one.  Low and behold last night I checked out our local site Used Victoria and what should I see but the above mentioned sewing machine for sale.  Yes, and only a 15 minute drive from home and the best part of all the lady was only asking $40.00.  I know, only $40 big ones, well I was hyperventilating let me tell you.  Just take a peek at what I so lovingly brought home today.
Look at this beautiful wooden case and just itself it is a heavyweight.
Inside is this most beautiful Vintage Singer and I know we'll be fast friends.

Also included was a cute case along with a plethora of spools of thread, laces and bindings, oh so much fun.
She has a few cobwebs but I'll give her a Spa day tomorrow and she'll feel almost like brand new!

OK, the grin is from ear to ear I admit but some things were just meant to be and now "Gloria" has a new home.

Show and Share

Here are a few pictures of another Show and Share at Cloth Castle's Quilt Club awhile back, so enjoy.

I'm busy finishing up some bindings on wall hangings and runners to gift to my Mom when we make our annual trek back to Alberta for the dreaded tax season.  Seeing family is always fun but the tax man is never a happy encounter.  Enjoy your day everyone.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Quietness means Progress

I've pieced 2 quilt tops for friends who are dealing with Cancer and will have them machine quilted within the month.  There was enough leftover from one of the quilts that I made a spare, don't you like that when it happens.
My DIL's sister and her husband had their first child and it was a sweet little girl so I quickly pieced a top and the plan is to quilt it up this weekend and have it ready for gifting when we see them in about 3 weeks.  I'm so looking forward to holding this tiny bundle of greatly anticipated joy.
Yesterday I took a class that showcased a new to me ruler the " Mini Hex N More" by Julie Herman aka Jaybird Quilts.   It was a relaxed but informative class and I came home with many tips and to me that's a win, win situation.  All that is left to do is sew them together and add the binding and I say that like it'll only take a minute or two but we all know better than that.
Enjoy your Thursday everyone and may it involve anything that feeds your creative soul.