Spending time with Betty and Veronica my vintage Singer machines

It's been very dreary and rainy this past week, moreso than the typical tropical Florida summer thunderstorm weather. The corgis and I have been entertaining ourselves indoors. I pulled out … [Read more...]

Using the Bonnie Hunter Patchwork Seam Guide

A few months ago Bonnie Hunter (my favorite scrap quilt designer) came out with a little acrylic patchwork seam guide. ┬áThis is a little acrylic guide used mostly on vintage machines in … [Read more...]

“Nostalgia” is coming along

I finished sewing the tubes last night and cut them into blocks! There were a lot of them, even with a few blocks I had to discard due to miscuts. I scattered them across my pressing … [Read more...]

Strip piecing galore! Plus Cruise Tote and new toys…

I've had two honeybuns from April Cornell's "Nostalgia" collection sitting on my shelf gathering dust. I originally planned to make a log cabin with them but decided last week to break them … [Read more...]

Bonding with Betty

I love my Singer 201-2. She pieces beautifully and her thread tension is wonderful. She's nice and quiet too! The only things I wish she had is a knee lift and a wide foot pedal but I love … [Read more...]

Major Orca Bay Progress

I started Orca Bay last year and my progress stalled around clue #6 before it was stuck into a tray until I picked it back up a week or so ago. Since the new mystery was starting so soon I … [Read more...]

48 – Lots of Reviews, Sew Day, and Strings

Quilting Book review - String Fling by Bonnie Hunter I can see said the blind man (I'm getting glasses) TV Tray Portable Pressing table made Sew day with Tampa Modern Quilt … [Read more...]

Feeddog Bunnies, Fabric Flowers, Movie Review

On Saturday I decided to attempt to use an attachment on Betty that I'd never tried before. ┬áThe ruffler. It came in the box of attachments that I got with Betty when I picked her up. I had … [Read more...]

Commission progress!

I fit in about an hour of sewing time last night and stitched out some of my new designs! The test stitch out went so well I started embroidering my blocks. Here is my Labradoodle test … [Read more...]

Finally some weekend sewing!

I managed to get quite a bit done this weekend which hasn't happened for a while! Between guild meetings, quilt show meetings, husband duty and other stuff my weekends haven't left a lot of … [Read more...]