I also picked up a couple of new/old pincushions. That's actually what I was shopping for, not another sewing machine. Here they are:
I also have been watching eBay for a sewing bird that I could afford. I don't know what happened, but managed to get this one at a reasonable price. Of course, it is clamped to the treadle. Where else?
That same day, I attended the Country Patchwork Quilt Show. They had a lovely display of antique doll quilts which grabbed my attention. Here are some pictures of them.
Aren't they great! I love the blue one on the left in the second picture.
Here are some of my other favorites from the show.
And there was a Dear Jane, very well done.
Isn't it gorgeous!
I have been sewing, too, not just shopping and going to quilt shows. I finally got the "Follow the Leader" quilted and bound. It is on the bed, waiting for a label, so it can go to our quilt show this week-end. I should have kept track of the hours of machine quilting involved. It measures 96 X 112, so I know it was a lot. I was really proud of my Viking Mega-Quilter. After the initial problem with the skipped stitches which was solved by the needle lube, it handled it like a champ. Here are some photos.
Thats all for now, but am saving some photos to post after our guild meeting tomorrow night. I have finished my challenge project, which was "Reach for the Stars". It was to contain multiple stars and to be a personal challenge. I chose paper piecing as my personal challenge and finished 10 blocks as well as several Dear Jane blocks. Paper piecing no longer holds a hatchet over my head. Thats a good feeling. Until then, Keep on Stitchin'.