Monday, November 24, 2008

RR's, Ornaments, an Exchange and a present for me!!!

On Friday the mail brought Donna's RR - now I need to think of what I want to stitch.
This weekend I finished up the square on Ulla's piece -

Ulla wanted us to include pumpkins in whatever we stitched so I stitched the bottom part of "Prairie Seasons" Book 50 from PS using the recommended DMC floss. I really liked the Pumpkin scarecrow - I hope Ulla likes it also.

I am selfishly stitching Sunday nights in the Quaker Inspired SAL - we are all stitching on Quaker Styled ornaments and I finished up the one I started last Sunday -


I stitched this up using HDF - Old Maid of the Heart - red and Old Maid of the Forest - green and the gold I think is Olde Gold from GAST (?) - but now that it is finished is finishing as an ornament what I want to do?? Not too sure at the moment!

I also started another piece - the JCS 2006 Quaker Reindeer from The Workbasket -



Both of the ornaments are on the same piece of cloth - 32 ct Days Gone By from Silkweavers (my current fav fabby) - but look at the snaps - would you ever guess they are on either end of the same piece - boy my lighting at 10:45pm is just ooc!!!

I also heard from Naomi who is running a Smalls Exchange that the Pyn Keepe I made for her had arrived -



The exchange was to use a colour that the recipient likes - Naomi likes pale Lavenders and blues so I chose and AMPA freebie and stitched using Belle Soie- Sweet Lavender and the gold accents are Gast- Olde Gold.

This weekend we once again went Garage Saleing and even stopped into an Estate Sale - and I bought me a super Featherweight Singer Sewing Machine - Merry Christmas to me!!!!!!!

If you remember back a few months ago I said how I wanted on of these suckers!! I have been chasing them all over eBay and the Internet but they are so expensive and then the shipping is outrageous if I could find a decently priced one - this one ended up being about 1/3 of the cost they are running online - without the shipping - The machine works like a dream and runs super smooth - From the serial number I know that it was made in May of 1938 - so it even hit the right decade I was looking for!! Now, I need to learn how to sew! :)

That was the weekend - Thank you all so much for the kind comments from Friday!!!! They really are a great pick me up on Monday Morning when I am so grumpy - just ask Rico!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Carol R said...

Lovely finishes and a great start and wowee just look at that Singer Sewing Machine!

Are you happy for Valerie's QFRR to be sent early?

Sherry said...

ohhhh a feather weight! Lucky you!! I have dreamed of getting one of those for years!

Kendra said...

~AWESOME~ on the Featherweight! Congrats on finally getting one! My Granma *loves* hers...when we're there for Thanksgiving, I'll have to find out when hers was made because now I'm curious!

Glenna said...

Beautiful machine--my mom had one, and traded it in on a "new" (70s) Singer at that time. Doesn't even compare. I highly recommend taking a beginner sewing class--it will teach you some nice tricks and make it less frustrating, although the nice thing about that machine is it only goes frontwards and backwards. Most of us who spent oodles on a fancy machine ALSO only go frontwards and backwards--few are the people I've met who use their machines' capabilities.

Margaret said...

This is the same sewing machine my mother received on her 16th birthday! This is what I learned (if you want to call it that) on - just forward and backward - no fancy stitches, but a dream! Mother still brings it with her when she comes to visit so we can whip something up!

karen said...

great stitching! I am also working on the workbasket reindeer for the SAL. i also finished up last night the Norweigan Reindeer from this years JCS ornie issue.

I HAD one of the old singers from my grandmother (it didn't work and my DH got rid of it) GASP! It was a great decoration if anything. GRRRR It was 75years old a few years back, so maybe 78 79 now. sigh...........

Tammy said...

Great Stuff Edgar! That sewing machine is so beautiful--I love it. Now you have me itching to check them out!! Your pumpkin guy is looking great!

Annemarie said...

Lovely finishes, Edgar, and I also *really* love the PS Christmas bird you stitched. What a beauty! And the sewing machine... You must be over the moon!

Hazel said...

Lovely finishes Edgar! x

Kielrain said...

Love the Singer.

Oh, and the stitching looks great too! heh

Beth said...

You will love the Featherweight. I am a quilter and I love how small they are for hauling around. I got mine on Ebay for $200. Mine was born in 1947 and her name is Hazel. LOL Enjoy!

Karrie said...

Congrats on your lucky find! Those machines are so hard to come by.

Cindy F. said...

Pretty finishes:) and wow! LOVE the Featherweight! What an incredible find!! Congrats:)

Von said...

Lucky, Edgar!! A Featherweight is a treasure! You'd better get on with those sewing lessons, pronto, to put it to good use. :D

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Great finishes, and WOW on the Singer. Even if it didn't work it's stunning--working and adding to your decor---priceless!

Margaret said...

Edgar, Pleased you found your Singer! Your persistnece has paid off!

Andrea said...

Some great finishes.
Reminds me very much of the sewing machine my Grandma used to have. Hers was in a table and also had a treadle. It used to have a handle on the wheel on the right-hand side and I remember making it go while Grandma fed the fabric through. Memories. :)