Friday, October 24, 2014

October Laundry List Post!

Hello all...
I decided to break up my post this month and just have a post for the linky party and explain how I didn't meet any main goals this month! lol

And yet I am still happy about my progress!  Because there has been progress on each goal... and I can see how THIS month will now bring my first two goals to a FINISH!


First let me share about the Vintage Star Wall Hanging I am working on... 


I had hoped to finish all 12 stars for the quilt... but at present I have these 3 to go along with the 3 I showed last month...
I am using black calico fabrics from my stash for the large diamonds and fun vintage fabrics for the triangles at the center... These have been fussy cut to the right and left... but the one below is some precious fabric my friend Wendy sent me... it was just a fat quarters worth so I am using it sparingly... but I thought a little new with the older fabrics might be fun... what do you think???

Next is how well I am doing on READING!

I have spent several days we needed for traveling to different places this past month to get in some reading time... this month I have been reading Judy Martin's book on making Log Cabin quilts :)
This month I focused on color value and how to sort and store your strips once cut... This is a GREAT book if you want to make a log cabin that isn't rumpley ;)

Still working on...

My quilt history as a blog page addition to my blog... I have 4 of the 14 I have done/am doing documented... hopefully once I finish the Byrum Family Quilt more will get done on this project :)

Byrum Family Quilt progress...

Here is most of the whole quilt...
I decided to start on the side blocks ... the star blocks .. each one has a name and special fabrics picked for it... I am quilting each a little differently based on their design... instead of an overall design.  So far this is what I have...






























And I saved the funnest block for last...
 Here is a close up of the center of this block...
And once I finish these blocks it is off to the top then the bottom.. finally I will make it to the tulip corners then the border!  Yippee :)

So then my goals for the upcoming month may now make a bit more sense...
If I can stay on track this month... by Thanksgiving I will have a full finish and a flimsy finish too!

Stay tuned to my quilty progress... :)

Linking this progress for the month to My Laundry List Linky Party HERE!
also
Whooping with Sarah on my accomplishments this month a Confessions of a Fabric Addict Here!


Laundry List LINKY PARTY ~ October 2014

Welcome to this months Laundry List Linky Party!!!!
Every month... until the end of this year... I am hosting a Monthly Linky Party just for goal setting... this weekend is your time.

Write a blog post showing what you have been up too and listing what you hope to get done during the next month...

Link it here and show off what's up for you AND you are then entered to win LINKY LOOT!  Yippee :)

Here was my Laundry List from last month...
I am still working on all these goals though... so this month I should see finish on all these things above...
So make a list and link it up here... add some pics of your projects too!

Happy Linking... and take time to read others that link too :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kismet!

Do you believe is kismet.. that is destiny or fate?  I think if we follow the path we were meant to good things happen along the way.

Well I had a strong feeling that a Featherweight we got in recently to refurbish and sell was meant for my best friend... don't know why buy when I first saw the machine it reminded me of her...

  • The scroll face plate
  • The immaculate decals
  • Earlier model like she was wanting
  • Pristine case other than the handle
  • Kismet!
Well I told her all about the machine one day and she just went along with the convo.. I really never gave it another thought as that is my honeys job to do this stuff... I don't pay attention really as I stitch and care for our home... what he is working on... he stays much busier than me too! lol

Today he announced he was ready to sell the machine... and he brought it out... again I had that feeling it was meant for Connie... not to sell to just anyone.

So I called her and we chatted a bit... then I asked her opinion on eBay auction on this machine... and somehow she asked what it would take for HER to own this machine!!!!

Woweee :)

Lots of negotiation (chatting really) later we hammered out a deal that is a win/win... and we are shipping her this beautiful machine!!!


Isn't she a beauty!!!!
And my progress on the Byrum family quilt is coming along... having had that time away from quilting last week really slowed my monthly goals from meeting accomplishment but I am having plenty to party about tomorrow!

Hope you will join me.. simply List out what you wanna do and pics of what you have done... pics of your future ideas helps too!  This should be a fun post about where you are and where you hope to be next month this time.  Just before Thanksgiving :)


So Link Up and have a chance to win some linky loot from my stash!  Everyone loves to win something... and you get to help pick it out!!!

See ya This Weekend I Hope!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Featherweight Fun!

Many of you know that my honey buys and refurbishes and sells Singer Featherweight sewing machines.  So we see lots and lots of stuff come in ... yet  what we sell is very organized and made to be just so... so in our adventures of featherweight buying we have started a collection of sorts of old antique sewing machines and parts for them...

Here is a tool that we found a couple months ago in a featherweight we bought...
We were unsure of it's true purpose... so my honey researched it and found it was actually a needle threader and seam ripper... yet we still were perplexed on how to use it to thread sewing machines....

Then yesterday when a new Featherweight came in we found instructions, revision of instructions and the original package for the tool...
So we now know this tool is a needle threader & seam ripper!!  And it was made in the mid 1930's :)

VERY COOL!


So just thought I would share this fun little praise report with you.

I am also stitching away but will show progress on Friday at the LINKY PARTY!!!!

Have a blessed week!