All the Comforts of Home!
There are some folks that are just such FUN people to be around.
TOP of my list. Miss Allison!
I don’t know whether to crown her the Betty Crocker or the Martha Stewart of the vintage machine world, but this woman has panache and class and an attention to detail, and the ability to keep us all in stitches with a huge case of the giggles!
It all started about 2 days ago when Allison found herself at a solo table kind of tucked back into a corner where the light wasn’t that great. So the next day she brought a lamp!
And in true Allison fashion, she draped the lamp with her scrap strips to decorate the corner up a bit. We laughed and asked her if she was moving in!
The next day some more comforts of home arrived, and the game got funnier and funnier.
Yesterday….well, furniture started arriving! Haha! Not only that, but more lamps, doilies, crocheted rug on the floor and a framed photo of pretend vintage instant relatives. What a hoot!
But the table..now that is cool…take a look at this:
The original sew easy table from somewhere between 1930 and 1950!
The cover that fits the hole in the top drops down to become the shelf for a Singer 99 or 128 IN the base!
I feel like Veruca on Willy Wonka!
I want a Singer library table and I want it NOW!
We made a little impromptu video to show how this works. I should have had my camera side ways to make it the wide view, but here we are on the fly:
So, as you are out and about checking yard sales and antique shops, you’ve got something else to search for. Lift up the doilies and table cloths on any smallish table with legs like this..you just might find a small table fit for your vintage 99!
Allison cranking away in her make shift “living room!”
This is a shout out to Nell’s son, Preston!
Nell and Loretta left after class yesterday to make their way back to Valentine, Nebraska. We shot this photo to let him know that he was missed, and that mama was soon on her way home. Preston, thank you for sharing your mom and grandma with us for a fun few days! Moms and grandmas need play time too!
Scrap Crystals, All Day Long!
The pattern for Scrap Crystals is found in my book MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
We had an awesome time --- the weather was HEINOUS, rain rain rain and THUNDER. But hey, it stayed above freezing so the roads weren’t icy, and we were inside sewing away all day any how. If it were NICE out, I’d want to BE out, so no complaints here!
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|Scrap Crystals, Plano, TX 2015|
Today’s workshop is ROUND TWO of the MYSTERY designed just for this week at Fabric Fanatics in Plano. The quilt will be appearing as a Non-Mystery in Quiltmaker Magazine in just a few months so you will be able to see what we have been up to then!
Remember that tomorrow is our Mystery Monday Link-Up! There are loads of completed Grand Illusion blocks and quilt tops being shown ALREADY! That’s what an easy mystery does…allows for a quick come-together! I can’t wait to see what you will be sharing here tomorrow.
Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone!