I loved the larger prints of the vehicles and decided that they needed to be displayed in a larger block of fabric. I have one other item that I am working on and then I will have a giveaway for some of the fabrics so be sure to stay tuned for that.
Meanwhile, Jacquelynne is having a giveaway at her site until Friday. You can check it out HERE.
Speaking of giveaways, random number generator gave me Fiesta as my winner of the flour sack dishtowels. Please send me you snail mail and I will get those out to you right away.
Several months ago my neighbor had mentioned that he had an "old" sewing machine of his mothers in his garage and asked if I would like it. Yesterday he arrived at my door with it in hand. After he left, I opened it and was pleasantly surprised to find that it contained the "big sister" of the Featherweight - a Singer 301a. I am dating it at between 1951-1953. After cleaning it up a bit, oiling and lubricating it, it works beautifully. I can see that it is a real workhorse and will be a pleasure to have in my sewing room. It is considered a portable machine at 16 pounds and a carrying handle. It also has a flip up short bed.
My very favorite feature is the drop down knee pedal for making the machine run (optional). I learned with one of those. I have tried repeatedly to use my knee pressure foot lifter, but I can't re-train the old brain that it is not a lever to make the machine run. SIGH!
The parts are all there including numerous feet and the zig zag attachment which also works as a walking foot. All of these handily fit into the seat of the sewing cabinet.
I have ordered new cords as you can see they are badly needed.
I had to chuckle at the bobbins. I remember first learning to sew and we would wind thread over thread already on the bobbin. Why???? I have no idea because there was no way you were ever going to use the threads under them. Anyway....this was one bobbin that I unwound....7 colors!!
I was one of the grand prize winners in the Starburst Quiltalong at Happy Quilting. That means I get to have a fun shopping spree at Intrepid Thread. I can't wait as I have always loved Julie's shop and service.
In spite of all the snow around the country, I must say that spring is definitely coming. Our male oriole returned on Monday. Of course with a winter storm set to hit tomorrow, he may be sorry he came back so soon. This is the earliest return date for our orioles since we started keeping record of them years ago.
Why is Blogger telling me that I am not following anybody today??? Grrr.