Nothing has really happened since I posted about finding Elise last night –we ended up running out for Mexican food, and by the time we were done there wasn’t much else to accomplish for the day ---I did some simple treadling while watching “Bramwell” on Netflix.
Okay, so it’s not Downton Abbey, but it’s about a lady doctor in 1896 London, and all she goes through trying to help people when the men doctors don’t want women doctors around, and dealing with the limited medical knowledge of the day. Great show for stitching by!
I wanted to share a little hint that came in from a reader:
Bonnie, glad your home safe and sound and I am looking forward to Quilt cam on Sunday. I was looking at this Colgate Dental Floss container that was empty and wondered what it could be used for.
I opened it and discovered 2 little discs on spool pins. I used my exacto knife to cut off the bigger one because my bobbin would not fit on it. My bobbin does fit on the narrower one and I was thinking this would a great way to have thread and a cutter handy for plane travel.
I did have to use a piece of tape to keep it closed because the 2 spool pins were the locking mechanism.
I also want to share what came in the mail while I was gone to Georgia:
1940s double wedding ring sections in feed sacks!
These came from Marsha, and what a great catalogue of fabrics of the day these are--
They are also LARGE rings…my favorite of all. I love them big and chunky --- look:
Big & Bold!
There are only 17 rings. Not enough for a quilt….but I’d love to do SOMETHING with these – the fabrics are fabulous! Thank you so much, Marsha!
I’m torn between what I want to pull out for Quilt-Cam today. My Sow-Along blocks have languished on my wall. I have an idea I want to do for sashing (Thanks to a border I put on another quilt!) and before I can get to that I need to finish the last of the blocks.
I also wanted to get busy RE-MAKING the Sister’s Choice quilt that is in the free pattern section above --- this poor one has been loved and used and washed and dried and drug all over the country and it is showing its wear. I teach this class quite a bit still, and I think the class sample needs an up-do. I was thinking if we did this as a “Quilt-Cam” project---that those of you who always wanted to do it, could sew along WITH me.
And I’m stuck between these two “Want to do’s” and not sure which one to go with!
Whatever we do --- Quilt Cam will go live at 2pm Eastern! See you then!