Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunny and a High of 35

What a difference sunshine makes.  It just brings a smile to your face.  And it is suppose to be in the 50's the next couple of days.  Looks like Spring will be here in no time.

My electronic sewing machine has been acting up lately.  So I packed her up and put her aside and brought out my old stand-by.   Yep my Featherweight.  This is #1.  I have 2 others.  The second one a friend of my mothers gave to me when I was up north taking care of Dad.  The third one my hubby bought real cheap while I was up north.  I use it for parts.  I don't know why I don't use this one more often.  I use the quarter inch foot from my electronic machine on this and it gives me the perfect quarter inch seam.

I've been working on my Thread Head Quilt-a-Long quilt.  I need to make extra blocks seeing I am making 6" blocks and Joanne made 9 blocks. I have the first row and sashing
rows sewn together.  I like the way it looks.  It will have 7 blocks across and 8 blocks down.  My husband really likes this one, but he is a Civil War buff and likes anything Civil War.  I'm hoping to get 3 rows done by tonight.  In case you are wondering....my design wall is made of 2 flannel backed tablecloths sewn together lengthwise and tacked to one wall of my sewing room.  I like it because I can put up 3 or 4 smaller projects at once.

Speaking of smaller projects.  I pieced together the background of my Pat Sloan's mystery quilt.  I got the  embroidery done and the water appliqued to the background.  I'm not sure if I like my background, one is too dark and the other too light.  But we will wait and see.  It just might be okay.

I had mentioned before that I was involved in a Mug Rug Swap.  In the mail yesterday I got my mug rugs.  They were made by Jan from Missouri.  She also sent me some coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

I really like them.  It was a fun swap .

Well, my sewing machine is calling and I have lots to do so I better get going. 

Hope you have a quilty day.  Hugs Cat


Terry said...

It's 35 and sunny here today and it feels like spring! I love it! :0)

LaDonna and Diana said...

I have sewn on a Featherweight once, with the quarter inch guide, and it was a dream!


Joanne said...

Your quilt is looking great.
Lovely mug rugs!♥

Mama Pea said...

I am so jealous that you have 3 Featherweights! I would love to have one (but I don't need one). I have Featherweight lust! hee hee

Allie said...

Oh my - I have featherweight envy - it's my dream to find one I can afford, lol! Good for you! Your QAL blocks are so gorgeous. Pretty mug rugs!