It's done! All quilted, bound, washed, and ready to go! This quilt had many firsts for me...first improv block, first log cabin and first time with free motion quilting.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I love these prints! I wasn't sure at first, but I think they are so playful and fun!
A first for me is machine applique. It took awhile and I was very hesitant at first, but I think they turned out pretty good.
I think this one may be my favorite.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I'm a big lover of old furniture and antiques; however, refinished items can be very pricing. How fortunate are we to have received two large pieces for FREE! My husband's co-worker is moving and wanted to get rid of some old pieces he has no use for. So when I saw this old Singer sewing machine, I needed to have it. It was his grandmothers...I'm not sure how old it is but it does have a date of 1911 on it. So then or after I assume.
I LOVE the old pressor foot (is that what its called?). It still moved back and forth, but I have not connected it to the machine to see if it's functioning.
As you can see it's pretty beat up, but I still love it. I have another old singer sewing cabinet, but not as old as this one.
In another vanity piece we received, the drawers were filled with all this old craft stuff. This old Singer buttonholer, complete with case and instructions! Again, no clue how old...I'm thinking 70's????
I'm not quite sure what I want to do with this piece...I was thinking of removing the machine, filling the hole and using it as a console type table...is that bad of me to want to alter it? I would keep the sewing machine and display it in my sewing room...polish it up and make it pretty. We'll see...
Posted by Kerry at 10:10 AM
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This is my first ever blog contest winning!!! Thanks to Kandra over at Sibling Craftery I received this lovely basket full of goodies! (And may I add, the winning annoucement was on my Birthday! How cool is that!)
fav is the butterflies with the cream background.
And all my embroidery supplies. Now I have never really embroidered before, so this set is great to get me started. I'm sure this will turn out to be another crafting obsession. Go check out Sibling Craftery's blog for great tutorials and free patterns...I personally like the birds of a feather embroidery patterns...perhaps my first attempt at this fine art?
When I was trying to explain to my husband about my winnings, he was all confused..."so these ladies that you don't know just sent you a package for nothing?" was his response. It got me thinking how the Internet has provided the crafting community with an avenue to connect, and how generous everyone is. There are thousands of crafting blogs out there, hundreds of which I follow, in an effort to connect with those that share your passion about crafts. People host giveaways and take supplies from their favourite stash to hand over to someone for free to share their passion. From here in my sun-room where I type away, I feel connected with those thousands of km's away...and I think that's something special. There. My little sentimental moment.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I will definitely be making more of these, and be sure to check out my shop for new designs!