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Quilting happens

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While I cut out this wildlife quilt for my new grandson, my granddaughter and I made kitty faces for her quilt.

Sampler quilt finished yesterday

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Free-motion swirls and my favorite leaves in the slashing and borders- about 48" sq- used in place of headboard over our bed.

23-yearold cross stitch

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Paula Vaughn Wedding Ring Bouquet 1989

Both these are from Paula Vaughn Summers Remembered c. 1990. These three have hung in my bedrooms all those years.

Newest grandson

My son n daughter-in-law, Ben n Heather, are in AK to adopt their new son, have signed the papers, the mother has high blood pressure, and is being induced TODAY!
I am going crazy! Well, crazier...

This weekend my daughter's kids were here. Zac read 2books while he was here.
Zoe went to the state bible drill competition (in Springfield). Bec n I went. She did well. Then when we came back, Zoe n I sewed together. She is learning how to use my embroidery machine. We were making cat faces to go on her cat quilt I am making her.

"new" clothes

Found 3 swimsuits in my closet - had to shorten one.

Also found 3 pr shorts I can wear, and narrowed two pr of linen pants.

My daughter gave me 2 pr jeans - dark color, boot cut, fit perfectly - but I had to add elastic to the back because they kept falling down, since my waist is the same size as my hips -
Oh, yeah - they have rhinestones on the butt. JEWELS!!

basket making class today at the Pierce City Library

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Toby Jugs

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My grandmother, Ola Mae Day's Toby Jugs on display in the Pierce City library
My friend Gloria, who works in the library, asked if I had any collections. I said, not really, but I had a collection that was my Mom's... They are displayed with a few geodes that are my collection, but not enough for a display by themselves.

These are Royal Doulton, made in England, at least 30 years old, and some of them bought around 1941.

machine woes

I was quilting a quilt yesterday, and my machine started skipping stitches. I also noticed that it seemed to vary in tension as it stitched. "Maybe it's the crappy backing I'm using." I thought. "Maybe it can't stitch over those busy intersections." I thought, although it has before. Then I attempted to apply the binding - straight stitching, no seams, and it started skipping worse. I changed the needle, I changed the thread, I oiled places that were squeaking. It would skip, and then stitch right over the same place.

I can hear it skip stitches. It sounds different. And it's worse. Finally it refused to sew a small section over and over. The nearest repair place is an hour away, and I don't have a regular repairman. AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHH!


CaroApril 8, 2013 at 7:20 AM well. I couldn't get my old machine going. It has been a good soldier - have no idea how old it is - and I've been sewing A LOT lately.

So I bought a new one - 100 embroidery…