My family heritage on my mother’s side of the family is German, and many family treats have been passed down through the years.
My family recipe for Pfeffernüsse cookies is found in String Fling, along with the Pfeffernüsse quilt pattern,
My quilt is shown in the yummy warm and spicy brown tones of the cookies themselves echoing in the string blocks, and accented by the red to pink shades of the pinwheels formed by spinning, tumbling hour glass units.
My students weren’t limited to brown and red, however! Just check the slide show below!
Amongst our numbers were these beauties:
Millie, the 301A belonging to Allison
Janet’s sweet little Spartan!
And a gorgeous little 99k belonging to another Quilter!
The hum of a multitude of featherweights also filled the air with their sweet sound ----I had plenty of vintage goodness to pet and visit with!
I’ve also been privileged with the use and company of “Lola” A sweet featherweight on loan for my time in Texas! Lola belongs to Allison, and she is a champ! Here she is with the cute notes and accessories that welcomed her into my temporary hotel home during my stay here --- and she has been quite happily humming away, surrounded comfortably by my Feather-Mate table by Sewingmates!
This is the first time the Feather-Mate table has traveled with me and it is WONDERFUL – surrounding the Featherweight on only 2 sides – it fits in my suitcase easily and doesn’t take up “too much” of my limited desk space here at the hotel.
I can see why these would make GREAT class room and retreat tables ---our classes were packed the past 3 days and those who came with “standard” 18" X 24” tables found they were really too big and almost encroaching on their neighbor’s table space. Sometimes less is more when traveling and in classroom situations!
Today is a “Day Between” for me. The plan is to head over to Allison’s in the morning for some fun sewing time with her, along with her friend Cindy. I’ll also throw some laundry in her wash ---life on the road, you know?
Tonight – family dinner with the Brother & Sister-in-law! We are heading to Southern Junction for a bit of Texas Tradition ---this is the place we went last year where everything is Texas Sized, and you grill your own steak on the grill…..it’s all about the social aspect white trying to not turn your steak into a piece of overly-done jerky. LOL! We love it there, and have to go back every time we come.
Thursday moves us up to McKinney – and I start my fun couple of days with the Quilt Asylum there for a lecture and a Virginia Bound workshop!
I told you 2013 was going to be a busy one!