I woke to this beautiful sight this morning!
YES! Snow for my birthday! And it’s coming down.
If I have to be anywhere when it is snowing, this is the place that I want to be.
And I was thinking to myself this morning, that tomorrow is even a postal holiday – so there is no reason to rush back home to get all of the book orders that came in over the weekend out the door.
I can call it a “Snow Day!” A “Stay in and Sew Day!” ((Not like that is much different than any other day, but I’ll claim it when I can – officially!))
I took this photo an hour ago, and it is coming down steadily, and shows no sign of stopping at this point. Let it snow!
And because it IS North Carolina, it won’t be around for long, I can enjoy it and then get back to my business.
Mona came over for Treadling Lesson Number One yesterday!
Two machines, side by side!
This is EXACTLY the reason that I have four functional treadles at the cabin!
I sewed on the little Singer 99 in the parlor cabinet.
She is a 3/4 size machine, and finding a cabinet for her wasn’t easy. I made a trade with my friend Diane, giving her my Singer 24 chain stitcher for this cabinet that fit a 3/4 size machine. The problem? it also came WITH a machine! And what a beauty she is.
She’s a 1951 centennial. We’ve decided that she is a “contralto” because she sews with a much “deeper voice” than the 15-88 that I had Mona on!
Leading Contralto Metropolitan Opera in 1951! I have named this machine Elena! And oh, can she sing!
Mona’s working hard at it!
Sadie keeps guard!
And Beanie wants to get into the act too:
She is on the little cart with the pressing pad that I set between us. So funny!
Here’s a little video clip of Mona taking it nice and easy:
Treadling is much like sitting on a front porch swing. You don’t want to take it at break-neck speed. Just relax and go with the motion!
We sure made it a day to remember!
And as for the men folk?
Hahaha! Wore the dogs out too!
Mona is busy making a disappearing 9 patch!
Her first time with this technique and she is loving it. Her plans are blues and greens and neutrals and is making a quilt for her step-son’s bed.
I've now got 600 matched pairs of 4 patches!
I’m getting there. But there are many more to sew and slice!
Birthday dinners out on the town!
We drove to Boone for dinner out last night at a Japanese steak house. So fun and so yummy! We really had a great time.
The sewing will continue this afternoon! And likely well into the evening, but I will be taking a break to draw the winner of Catherine Redford’s Modern Machine Quilting Video, so be watching for my update this evening.
The entries are now closed on that one, but are still going strong on the January Quilty-Box Giveaway! Click to that post and follow the directions to be entered to win!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
And if you say it with a genuine smile, it's infectious! Get that smile on today, everyone! There is so much to be genuinely happy about.
Vintage tumbler quilt found in McKinney, Texas.
Enjoy your Sunday --