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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just finished this great book by Jennifer Chiaverini!

Well... this is the first of Jennifer Chiaverini's quilt novels I have read. I am hooked for sure! I almost read the whole book in two readings! I just could not lay it down. I love it when a book makes me do that...

The main character of this book will touch your heart, you just feel how she really loves her quilts.  Jennifer makes the words just come alive and will transport you back in time very quickly.  There is a lot of movement in this book but its very well written and fast paced. I highly recommend this book to all quilters! "THE SUGAR CAMP QUILT"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vintage Sewing Machine Manuals

I have quite a few old vintage sewing machine manuals on pdf files, mostly Singer. If you need a particular one let me know, I can share! :-]

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Our little gal is really determined when it comes to finishing an item and creating new things to sew. She and her machine "Mable" are both small but fiesty!  We have to slow them down sometimes because they start out tick tick tick and wind up sewing lickity split!
Her finished product of the day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


For my friend Billy...

the picture below is how it should thread when the machine is sitting in the sewing position in front of you.

This is how it should thread on the end where the face plate is.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What to make.... what to make... that is the question..!

Jami has her wheels turning this summer and thinking of all kinds of neat things to make. She has her little 99 "pit bull" tuned up and ready for anything!
then there is that Riley Girl... so creative with her sewing. She usually always has a smile on her face when she's at her old Singer 66!

Now it's getting crunch time, time to get at least 5 baby quilts done for the Women's Care Center before the return of school days in August!  Thread em up girls and crank em out!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Niece's Quilts

My niece Mary is quite a quilter! She has a real talent when it comes to quilting. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.  She teaches gifted children and using quilting as one of her tools.  I know she makes them for charity as well.  These two quilts are being held up by Mary, my niece on the left and Mary, my sister on the right.  JUST HAD TO SHOW THEM OFF!

Summer Is Really In The Swing Now!

Getting hotter here in Corn Country!  Lucky my sewing room is in my nice cool basement, almost too cool when the ac is on.  Hoping to sew some this afternoon. Added more fabric to my stash yesterday, I am so bad...

Worse yet we took in four more sewing machines last night from a local auction. They are out in the garage.  Hope to get to them next week when dear hubby is on vacation. We hope to catch up to all the refurb work that has been mounting in the machine room. You will definitely want to keep an eye on paul-mart on eBay (we have a button for him on this page) if you are looking for a vintage machine or sewing items.  We have quite a few needle cases that are real collector items that will be going up soon as soon as I can get the photos done.

Granddaughters are busy with this and that. Our Riley has really been getting into crocheting lately. She has made some ipod bags that really rock. We will be featuring them here soon. Jami and Elizabeth along with Riley are all working on their first applique baby quilts.  Jami is also making herself a dress and Elizabeth is making a fancy bag for herself.  Me, well... we won't talk about all the projects I have going! Not now anyway!

You all have a great 4th of July! It's my daughter in law's birthday and then mine the next day. We are heading to her Mom and Dad's lake cottage for the holiday.  I have to remember to count my points! (I am a WW gal)
                                                  HAPPY BLOGGING!