Yesterday was our very busy very boisterous and fun Tulip Fields workshop!
We were all gathered in the lovely student union building of Manchester University ---what a lgorgeous campus!
September is such a beautiful month to be in the midwest. The days are cool in the morning, the afternoon temps are perfect and the evening still lingers ---the only thing better would have been to have our class OUTSIDE! – but our room was so big and well lit, we were happy to be in.
Our biggest worry was that 46 quilters would surely trip the breakers----but we didn’t! Not even once!
No one tripped over the cords on the floor either, though I did find my feet just about tangled up in them a couple of of times --- if anyone is capable of NOT being graceful, that would be….ME.
I am always on the look out for some fun vintage loveless to share with you…..Do you see this lovely chrome and black iron? I’ve seen these ones before on antique jaunts, and they always intrigued me because they are shaped like a blimp –you can’t rest them on their ends…..they have a flat sole plate, no vent holes..and are HEAVY!
The back end is the same shape as the front end!
The thing I loved about this one --- the red bakelite knob! It not only tells you the setting in those cool wavy labels --- but it tells you what the temp is. This puppy gets up to 550 degrees! Notice that the cotton setting is between 400 and 450. It has little “wings” on its sides…and you simply lay it on its sides to rest it…VERY cool old iron! I may have to be on the look out for one of these. It’s a General Electric –or was that General Mills? Something Generally General!
Another cool beans machine!
One of our gals brought her old green viking to class. This machine is THE. BOMB! She told me I’d met this machine before, when I was up in Indiana about 3 years ago ---look at the stylized ‘Husqvarna” behind the word Viking! I believe it’s an early 1960s model. Gosh I love the oldies but goodies!
There were some Newbies but Goodies too!
This was Subee’s hot rod seam ripper. It’s a gingher ---and the weight of this feels really good in my hand. I can only do “SOME” kinds of picking out with these kind of scalpel blades. Most often I fear I’m going to slice the fabric –but there are times when it is just what I need to get the job done. I may have to find one of these!
We sewed and sewed and sewed until we dropped. I hope you enjoy the pics!
After a yummy Mexican dinner we headed back over to the college for the evening lecture and trunkshow --- a Very full day which will be repeated today!
As this posts – I’m already on my way to Goshen, about an hour and 15 minutes drive away to spend the day with a crumbs workshop and a lecture there tonight. After the lecture we’ll pack it all back up and drive me BACK to North Manchester – it’s going to be a long long day!
But I’m in good company ---and I have a feeling there will be hexie-stitchin’ in the car!
It’s a MONDAY – first day of a brand new week ---Mondays are a clean, fresh slate. What will you do with yours?