Friday, December 17, 2010

Two Projects

Finally I have time for MY projects, The holiday sewing is done!
Now is the time for the '2000 stinkin squares' or nicer name of Milenium swap squares. They were swapped by the CrazyQuilters chat group in 1999/2000. I think they have sat in the box long enough and its time to getRdone.
Here's the start of the mess. They will be sewn on the Singer industrial model, made in November 1938. This is a rescued freecycle machine, repainted, plus a lil tune-up. The base box had broken hinges so I recovered with fabric to hide the fix it job there too !

These old classic machines have pretty details that our current plastic machines don't have . Neat !

The machine in the beginning was very rough, textured industrial grey machine. Many people would try to protect the integrity of the old details. Since there really wasn't much for savable paint details so I don't feel bad for changing the paint. I did save the serial number and the Singer medallion on the front. I added curly pinstripe decals and the local repair guy re oiled the mechanical parts.

I'll be testing her out on the 2000 Stinkin Squares that I'm sewing on tween now and NewYears
~ ta da ~~~ K
~~~hohoho and Merry Christmas to you and yours~~

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday morning at CampDavid

Last week we were up north to see the boys and their families, some shopping, some early Christmas.. some fussing over Carson & Raelle. a pizza B'day party . It was a busy weekend ! we also made a run to the mall with Aaron to pick up a ring ! With that we welcome Natalie to our crazy family.

On getting home Tim has fussed over a sore shoulder for a couple weeks, and went to the Dr.. along with an RX, she shut the PuterMonsters OFF ! (Lets just say this is torture for BOTH of us.)

While they are getting winter blizzard warnings up north.. Diva is snuggling in her home made cave here. I think she is part mole, she burrows in wherever she can all by herself.

Also while up north we visited with Nancy and gave her 10 quilts for her latest project planning an auction to raise $ for a health clinic. One snazzy quilt and 9 lap size Good Deeds. That will be my last donation for the year bringing the total for 2010 to 39. Thank you all for the help! I'm not done yet! Ive been rummaging in the color boxes and have plans for many more in 2011 .

Finally its looking a lot like Christmas around here. I had Tim help put our lil tree up ( to keep him busy/distracted for few) Then spent the afternoon making a list checking it twice and wrapping.
FWI:: for a peek at the Holiday 2010 Quilt.. peek at the big bags !
all wrapped up and waiting for the drawing.... stay tuned....
hohoho ~K