Monday, April 11, 2011

Some fun things I have been up to.

Well, Hubby is home from the hospital and although the recovery is slow, it is steady.  I haven't been able to do a lot of sewing while he was in the hospital but now that he is home I am back at it.
 This is my first attempt at using my new GO! fabric cutter. Over all it was great for cutting the rag squares and clipping all at one time.  The downside of course is that threads get caught in the cutter and they have to be picked out.  I'll just say that picking is easier on my hands than clipping!

These are some of the squares that I have cut out and I am working on an arrangement (2 sided).  Let's just say after midnight is not the time to be assessing for placement! I am almost done and I will post a picture of the final project.

While hubby was in the hospital I have to say that I did a little retail therapy to reduce the stress.  I tried to be cautious with money so I hit Value Village between visiting hours.  Some times they have fabric or  other sewing gadgets.  This particular day I got really lucky....

This is a 1968 Kenmore.  It is beautiful and the machine itself is in pristine condition.  I took it in for servicing and a cleaning and it purrs like a kitten!  Just straight stitch and zig zag but the feed dogs drop with the turn of a button and I found a free motion foot that fits it so I can practice free motion quilting on it easily.  I am so excited about this because it was only $5.99!  Technically I bought it for Bean because his sewing machine is a little off balance since he sewed through his finger.  This one is so smooth he is not scared of it at all and besides, it is green, his favourite colour.

Well, I better get back to that quilt or my granddaughter is going to be an adult before she gets it!
Happy Monday!


Missy said...

I'm glad to hear your husband is doing better. What a great buy on that sewing machine!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Good to hear your hubby is doing well and your posting again!

A Plain Path said...

What a great find! Those fabrics are gorgeous and will make such a pretty quilt.

Mermaid's Purse said...

The quilt if going to look gorgeous in the pink and green!