It’s a lovely last evening of October here in North Carolina, even warm enough to have the basement window in the studio open for a bit of fresh air with a chorus of crickets chirping away in the background.
Living in North Carolina, we get used to things being “LOUD” outside all through the spring, summer and into fall – and it seems weird in the winter when the outdoors falls silent for the winter. We get so used to the cacophony of sounds that when it is silent, we really realize just how noisy it is to folks who are not used to it.
I don’t know if you’ll be able to hear the sound of cricket song during quilt cam, but listen close and you just might.
These pictures are from Ingrid who has been busily sewing crumb strips on her vintage Durkopp sewing machine.
I love seeing vintage machines with strange-to-me names from other countries. Have you seen a Durkopp machine before?
today I treadled and treadled and ... I hope my back will not hurt me tomorrow. I sewed the strips on my 50 year old motorized Naumann-machine onto old telephone book paper (your tip), but I want to sew them together with my Dürkopp treadle machine from 1932. Do you see the ikea-lamp (also tip from you)?
I love scrap sewing!!
Ingrid from Germany
I spy the Ikea lamp!
I also notice the manual for the Durkopp treadle machine on the window sill. Great that she still has that! The lace curtains also remind me so much of trips I have taken to Europe –I’m looking forward to Germany again in December. Not very far away now! I also would deduce that this is a European photo because of the power strip—different voltage! So different, yet so the same, all around the world, aren’t we?
Here are her crumb strips, sewn into pairs on her 1932 treadle. Lovely!
As for me I’m working on these tonight:
More Boxy Star block quarters are under way!
I haven’t touched them since we last had Quilt-Cam last week – and they’ve been calling my name – okay, MOCKING me – since returning on Monday evening, but I haven’t been able to much else than clean around them and tell them “Be patient! It’s your turn tonight!”
Ready to sew? Click the arrow on the screen below to start the feed. I hope you brought a project – let’s kick some more productivity out of this lovely autumn evening!