Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dead

Dead.

No, not my cat (slight sinister grin...!). And there's no long lost (and wealthy) relative of mine that has met their demise. I'm just not that fortunate. I'm talking about my trusty sewing machine. My small machine that I do all my piecing with has a problem. I was pushing her this weekend to get a few projects finished up so I could quilt them, and it may have been too much. Tomorrow I have to take the machine for servicing and get my older machine back from my mom's house for emergency sewing. I kind of permanently loaned it to her months ago when her dinosaur died. Mine, however, is only 3 years old, and despite having quilted at least 75 quilts with it, I am seriously hoping it has much more life left.
Here's the majority of a newer top I made. I didn't get to add the green border, but that is a quick job. I did manage to get backings pieced for two of my quilt tops that were made recently...here and here. The latter top is actually sashed and bordered, but no finished picture was posted. So here, have a looksee...
I have had a terrible liking for greens lately. Seems much of what I am sewing has bold, modern green fabrics. It just makes me happy! I pieced 16 blocks for a project I will show soon, but not yet. And got a client quilt loaded up and ready to quilt tomorrow. Unfortunately, the only thing I didn't get to were Kellie's Fresh Comfort Bee June blocks...sigh...maybe I will still get them done before I leave on vacation in July. I plan to go get the old sewing machine next weekend. I need to check in on my dad, make sure he hasn't died of lonliness (that was definitely not my sewing machine's fate). My mother has been in Italy the last 3 weeks and has another 2 weeks before she's home again.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

I feel the same way my machine is in getting fixed I hope this is not the season for it. But when I went to use my old one it seems not wanting to work too so I decided to wait till mine is fixed and then I will have to go to town.Good luck to us both

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I really like those green triangles! It looks like you'll be able to have some fun quilting in the inside spaces...

anne said...

Wow love those green triangles, what is the name of the pattern, or can you share how you did this one. Love it.