Greetings from La Vernia, Texas where the weather is great. Not too hot, Not cold, but just right. We had 3 inches of rain last week and the trees are blooming (mostly Oak) and the grass is growing and the Bluebonnets are going to be abundant this year. Life is moving along. Clay’s surgery is scheduled for the 3rd of April, so there will be a few weeks of working on my hand quilting projects – and I have plenty of applique and embroidery UFOs hanging around begging to be finished. I am praying for a successful surgery and fast recoup time. He will do well.
Here is a picture of Happy Scrappy. Thank you Rosemary Youngs for starting this BOM last year with your Center Medallion. I did not have a lot of UFO Blocks to make a quilt, so I used an old Moda fabric line that I liked – I still have enough left to make 4 more quilts – LOL – We quilters are something else when it comes to purchasing fabric and adding to our stash. We tend to forget it must grow overnight (as Jaydee told me it does!)
Here is a picture of my old/new Singer 301 sewing machine. it is a Grand Introduction Model introduced in October 1952. This machine has the original Badge Center and has the “paperclip” design. I am going to really enjoy sewing many fun projects on this machine.
And finally I received Bonnie Brown, the old/new 401A. This machine is absolutely perfect! The 301 and 401 have the same base, so I only had to order 1 insert for my Koala Table and one Sew Steady Table. It sews like a dream. I am hoping that by May I will be able to really put them to the test. I have ordered a table for “Sam” – The bottom portion is made from the old Singer Treadle Machine cabinet with an Oak top. I should receive it in the next week or so.
I have completed 8 of the Dear Jane blocks, but began thinking about the work that is going into the small blocks. I have decided that I would like to enter this one in a Quilt Show if and when it is completed and to do something different, I am going to use batiks. I realize that it will not be a “copy of the reproduction”, but I love to do things differently.
I know I will enjoy my new toys, but it will be awhile before that happens. I will just be glad to see May 1 of 2015! Hospital time this Good Friday – guess we will be spending Easter there. I will be so happy when things are over with and our life can get back to some normalcy.
Have a blessed day and keep on sewing!