Saturday, September 15, 2018

Early Works Update

   I just posted my September 15th update to the Early Works Mercantile site, but have a fun picture to share with my blog readers.

Yes, Tallullah will be sorry to see anyone buy ScaredyKat.  She especially loves his feet, although she is also a little frightened of them.  It's hilarious to watch.  

Here is the picture that made the cut for the website.  

And here is the "Spells" notebook, that was carried over from the August update.  

And a better picture of the table runner.  I actually made this a couple of years ago as a bolster pillow, but didn't use it much.  ( My husband doesn't like decorative pillows on the bed.)  So, I took it apart, quilted it and I think I will use it as a table runner if it doesn't sell.  I find that is the best plan with a selling site like Early Works, make things you like and would use in your house anyway.  

     In another piece of news, my grandson brought me a treasure from the trash at his workplace.  It is a bag stitcher from a seed processing plant.  Isn't it cool?  I had him carry it to the sewing room for me, but now will have to bribe him with a steak to have it moved to where I will eventually
display it.  It must weigh 50#.  He said it was mounted on the side of its working location and I originally thought I would do that too (when I first saw a picture).  I don't have anything in my house heavy enough to hold it mounted sideways.  

My understanding is it had a separate motor and pulley system and that upper projection on the right held an oil bottle.  As he said, it was too much history to throw in the trash.  His dad thinks it probably dates to the 1940's.  

   That's all my news for today.
    Keep on stitchin'

Monday, September 10, 2018

I'm Baaaaack!

It’s been awhile since I've written a post. It’s not that I haven’t thought of it. I just didn’t think I had anything interesting to write. I had a knee replacement in March. No one wanted to hear me whine about that. Then April was spent going back and forth to physical therapy, a 20 mile trip both ways. It seemed I had no energy for anything else after that. See, I did get to whine. I can’t tell you where the other months have gone, but here I am in September, finally beginning to feel like sewing and talking about it.
My Smith Mountain Morning is finally done! I declared it as my main UFO for my guild challenge so that gave me the push to get it done. Following are some progress photos.
I didn’t use the tri-Rec ruler as instructed in the pattern. I had lots of HSTs left from the star blocks so wanted to use them and besides, I’m lazy and don’t enjoy making those tri-rec points.
In progress.
Putting rows together and singing Hallelujah.

Chevron Quilt
Our Guild supports a local charity which is a facility for abused and neglected children. They have a need for twin sized quilts, especially extra long ones for teenage boys. I made this top last year, also pieced a backing and made a scrappy binding, but never got it quilted. Carrie, one of my team partners, is a long arm Quilter, so she quilted it and I bound it. Bingo, our charity quilt done, my TBQ (to be quilted) stack lowered, and a tall teenager will have a quilt to take with him when he goes to foster care or an improved home situation. So, that’s what I’ve been up to in the sewing room. 
I did get a lot of rug hooking done while taking care of my knee, but will save that for another post.Judy
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