Monday, December 24, 2012

Easy Street

 Merry Christmas Everyone.....

I just couldn't wait until after Christmas to sew, sooooooo my Easy Street Part 5 is done!  Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville Quips & Snips is doing this Mystery Quilt called East Street.  So check her out and all the other quilters that are doing this quilt.

 I am teaching my Grand-daughter Kayla how to quilt.  We are doing Bonnie's Striped blocks:  Kayla is getting a Singer 99K for Christmas and her love for the old machines has really got her on a roll.

These are her blocks:

As I am teching her, I am sewing myself up some, but I don't know what I want to make yet, so I have not cut them.
 We have gone over to EQ7 and designed a quilt for Kayla.  Because I don't really see this quilt getting done right away, you can at least see what it is going to look like.  We are doing 18 inch square blocks, just so it can get done faster and sooner.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas

Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy Street

We are back again with Bonnie's Mystery Quilt  Easy Street  Part #4.  Come check it all out over at Quiltville's Quips & Snips.  We got to sew 64 flying greese and sew 2 units together.  It is really starting to come together and is this FUN!


Next we got to cut cut 145 - 3 1/2" sqaures of our remaining color.  Bonnie has green and my color is Coral.  Looking forward to how this is going to come together...  Plus I cut my 4 - 1/2 triangles from Part #3.

As you can see from my tub, we have lots done...

Thanks Bonnie,  I am ready and looking forward to the next step.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street

Today you are getting an extra large picture of my Easy Street Mystery Quilt part # 3.  This is from Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville's Quips & Snips.
I have had my Shaded 4 patches finished last Friday.  I even sewed them up with Bonnie and her Quilt Cam!
Thanks Bonnie is was a lot of fun....

I have been out shopping the anitque stores today...I am buy a Singer 66 Red Eye and I needed to find out if I could get a treadle table for it......more to come on this, but for now, I hope you enjoy my shaded 4 patches...can't wait until Friday for the next part.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Block Base Sew Along

Block Base Sew Along #5 is here, with Block #1755 and this time I was feeling a little like Christmas so My block is what else....but Red and Green


This is my EQ7 Block, I just mite have to make another one..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street

We are back again with Step #2 of Easy Street.  Be sure to check out all the others who are making this Mystery Quilt over at Quiltville's Quips & Snips.  This is turning out to be lots of fun and not knowing what you are making and where you think the colors go, is even making this more fun.

So lets get on with it... Here are my 128 Flying Geese.

Last week I showed you Bonnie's color paint chip cards, These are mine....
Valspar card's from Lowe's
2002-3,  5004-10,  6008-8,   A mix of 4002-1  lightest one and 4002-2 Lightest two for my constant and light creams for my background.

Bonnie gave us part of one of the next steps, if we have time to cut and these are mine.
All done for this week and looking forward to next week.....
Thanks Bonnie
Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Great Find

What a week!  My DH and I went to First Monday at Canton, Texas.  This is a hug trade days show that has every thing from old to new.  It is always the first weekend before the first Monday of the month and this time was my favorite of all the times we have been there.  I found this box and just had to have it.....

Needless to say what was inside....

This is a Singer hand crank sewing machine that is dated back to 1886 and it even sews!  Perfectly and the tension is GREAT...   I can just see myself sewing one night when no one else can, because I don't need any power...

The machine shows some loving wear by the throat plate and just around the Singer label.  It must have been moved from the table to a shelve often.  I have never seen so many decals on one little machine before.  She is about the size of a featherweight.

I still have to pinch myself that I found one of these beauties and I have one.  My mind goes back to who was this lady and what did she sew on this machine.....  I would love it if the machine would talk to me and tell me more about this time and place....
What a find and a steal of a deal at $150.00

This is the back and the decals just keep coming on.  She is just beautiful!  And the buying didn't stop there.  My DH repaired typewriters and I have been looking for an OLD one to put in his office.  This Underwood just filled the ticket.

I could have spend over $3,000.00 if I had the money and the space at the house for what I saw.  There was an old beautiful Coats and Clark thread drawer, price was $1,600.00.  The coolest drawer dresser for $95.00.  It looked like someone had just stacked some blocks and when I went back to buy it, it had been sold.

This was the best I had ever seen at First Monday in all the years we have gone.  But I have never gone that I could not find something that came home with me.  We have set the date and WE ARE GOING the first of the year.  Just to start the New Year off right.