I hope that you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter! We had a great one because our son Sam came home for the weekend. He liked his quilt so far too.
|Half of Sam's Modern Quilt top is pieced. It will be 60" x 80" when done.|
The color is off in that photo. Hopefully, by the time the quilt is finished, we will have beautiful weather and I can photograph it in natural light. I had to change my original plan because one of the blue shot cottons was a tad too purpley so the quilt will have a slightly different color layout than in the EQ7 mockup.
I decided to name Sam's Modern Quilt "Serenity Now!" All of you "Seinfeld" fans will recognize that reference. It's going to be a serene quilt to look at, but it has not been so peaceful for me to put it together, LOL... so I am wishing for Serenity Now! as I sew.
These last couple of weeks, I haven't gotten to sew, or blog, or visit with everyone as much as I would like to. It isn't because this pattern is difficult or time consuming; far from it. I just haven't been feeling so great lately. I've had Meniere's Disease for at least 25 years and lately I'm seem to be having one of the bad cycles where I cannot sew or be on the computer very long without getting dizzy and sick. So I just do what I can, little by little. But, "This too shall pass." I much prefer to focus on upbeat things, so I have some fun stuff to share.
My family put on a High Tea for me for my birthday! It was soooo nice! Jim (my hubby) went and picked it up from The White Linen Tea House. We usually like to go there once each year and then explore the antique filled barn afterwards. But, since I could not go this year - they brought it to me.
Here is our Sam - he's teasing Kaitie by sampling the goods beforehand, while she tries to take a photo. He is such a brat.
This one will appeal to all of you who love to use your vintage sewing machines:
A couple of weeks ago I visited Sharon's blog at Five Shadows, where she talked about The Featherweight Club and a nifty LED replacement light bulb that she bought for her Featherweight. I was interested because my daughter Kaitie told me she had burned her arm on the lightbulb on her Featherweight. So that led me to Christine's blog at Stitch All Things and to where her hubby Brad sells the LED light bulbs at a much more reasonable price than I've ever seen before. The light bulbs work great for Featherweights and they fit my Singer 301 and Singer 15-91 perfectly too.
(Edit, just in case you don't read Brad's comment below, but he has EIGHT different kinds of LED bulbs for vintage sewing machines! Sew Cool... literally!)
|"Rose" with her new LED light bulb installed. A brighter, whiter light, with no "Ouch"!|
I have one more thing I just have to share. Kaitie's great friends adopted a bulldog, who they named Bugs. Congratulations to Sammy & Steve!
|"Bugs" in his new home|
He is so darn cute. He was quite tuckered out with the excitement of his first day in his new life. Sammy said I could post this video on my blog - it totally cracked us up. Thank goodness he wasn't creating the other sound effect that Bulldogs are known for, LOL.
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