Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Singer 201-2

Hello All,

Yah, it's finally here!! My dh bought me this lovely Singer 201-2 off of ebay. It came from NY, and arrived yesterday. Isn't she pretty?!

The cabinet was already here at the house. It's been sitting in an outbuilding for I don't know how long. So it needs a bit of work. But it's useable :)

And if you look closely, you can see that my walking foot fits right on it!! YAH.

Not only is this machine in beautiful working order, but it came with some wonderful attachments too. The usual feet: hemming, binding, shirring, ruffler. But also these two beauties... a button holer and zigzagger.

There was needles, bobbins, tiny old sissors, a cool old iron (will have to get a picture of that for you), and various other neat, old things. One of them this needle holder.

With many needles still in it.

Another neat thing I haven't taken a picture of is a little book of matches....but when you open it up, it's not real matches, it's a tiny hosiery repair kit! LOL. What a neat object from the '40s?

Anyways, now I can FINALLY get some of my many, many tops quilted. And you might just start seeing some finishes....sometime down the line ;)

Have a great day. And I am praying that all you in the path of Hurricane Sandy are safe.

post signature

Sunday, October 21, 2012

What I'm working on

Hello Everyone,

It seems like forever since I've shown you an actually finish, that's larger than a bib. And I don't have a finish to show you today. But you Moms all know what it's like, especially if you're a home schooler.... with a new baby. lol

Anyways, this is what I am working on...

Some lovely Fall colors. It's going to be a table runner, and it's  a Christmas gift... so I WILL have it finished to show you soon :)

These cute little HST's are only 1" finished...

This is one of my favorite blocks to make with HST's. I don't know what it is about windmill blocks, but I like them.


I also received the rest of the fabric I needed to finish the Zebra quilt we are making for Sally's grandbaby, on the forum. So I need to finish getting that put together.

And this coming week I am getting a new-to-me machine!! I can't wait. I HAVE to have this machine....as I have a walking foot that doesn't fit on any of my machines at home. I was told this walking foot " fits all low shank machines", well, it doesn't. After I bought it, I was told by another person who sells old machines, that they never made a walking foot that fits a White rotary machine?!

So, I brought in our Singer 201-2 that had been out in an outbuilding. It was here when we moved in. I don't know how long it was sitting out in that building... and I don't know why it took me so long to bring it in the house to see if it works. LOL.

But, one of the parts we needed for it, we haven't been able to find. And it seems like the motor is binded up. And a few other things. So...

We looked on Ebay yesterday and found a beautiful Singer 201-2 that is in great shape. And it comes with a passel of lovely feet and attachments, all in their original boxes.... I can't WAIT till it gets here!!!

And when it does get here, I can finish the two baby quilts I have committed to quilt for our Quilty Aunts on the forum. And THEN, I can get to Isaiah's quilt.

:) Have a great day. I'll be sure to show you pictures of my lovely machine, when it gets here.

Joining Freshly Pieced today...

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
post signature   

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fabric shopping

  Hello All,

I hope you're enjoying some lovely Fall weather. It's beautiful here. Cool at night, warm in the day.

My shopping spree this week:

I bought this gorgeous FQ bundle of Chevrons from Fabric Worm. I  love the tone on tone colors. These are going into Isaiahs I spy quilt.

I am still in love with the Sunkissed fabric line by Sweetwater I found these on sale at Heirloom Patch, for only $6.99 a yard!! (If you decide to buy from this place, beware...the shipping is SLOW!)

I will be using the small pinstrip for Isaih's quilt.

And I think I'll pare up this gray with these lovely charms, Simply Color by Vanessa and Co. Which I got from Green Fairy quilts. She is still having a great sale on her precuts!

I think I am going to make another 4patch quilt, like this one. Only bigger. With the gray/Simply Color. And would like to know if anyone would be interested in doing a follow along?

Have a great day.

post signature

Friday, October 5, 2012

Little things

Hello you'all,

It's finally Fall. Although this past week you wouldn't know it by the weather. It was way too hot. But this weekend, we are getting some beautiful Fall weather....maybe even a shower or two :)

I love the early morning light on these trees. The leaves are turning and starting to fall.

I can't believe my little one is 6 months old already! He's sitting up by himself now, with an occasional topple, so we are still pretty careful with him ;) Here he is in one of his favorite spots, the tractor!

He really, really wants to eat 'big people' food. So I've started him on some cereal, banana's and applesauce.
Which means he needed some bibs. Aren't these appropriate. lol

I have a pile of mystery blocks. I'm still working at it. I just don't have time to sew as much as I'd like, so these things are taking time.

I have to work on this, so my mystery quilt will probably go put away for a bit. This is a baby quilt we are making for Sally, who is expecting  a Grandson. I'm piecing it, and will send it to another forum member to quilt.

And then I have to get  one quilted. It's for another forum member, Tricia, who has a Grandson that needs a quilt.
Then maybe I can play with my fabric for Isaiahs', I spy quilt....I am expecting the rest the fabric in the mail anyday now, then I can show you.

Hope you all have a quilty weekend.

 post signature


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...