"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Vintage Quilts

Our local town, Ava, MO i participating in "2500 Miles of art and Culture" in Missouri.  Douglas County was the first to volunteer!  We have had all kinds of things planned, one of them with the Ava Art Guild is having a photography showcase with the theme "Faces of the Ozarks".  They are also having a mini quilt show of Vintage Quilts with two of my vintage quilts being displayed.  The first two are mine.
Scrappy Vintage hand sewn Bowtie quilt

Vintage hand sewn Double Wedding Ring Quilt

These next quilts belong to other people.

A friend in my quilt guild, Sheila Alcorn, made this next quilt to showcase the Ozarks.

Just for fun, I wanted to share a quilt my friend Joanne made that she shared with me while I was there.

Just a reminder that I am co-hosting a Treadle On Gathering and Academy "TOGA" on June 22 and 23  in Ava, MO at the Douglas County Veteran's Memorial Assocition Building.  You can find more information on my previous blog post and on Facebook under Missouri T.O.G.A.

Have you ever been to a Toga?


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Missouri T.O.G.A.

I have been very silent on here lately.  I have not had any time to do any sewing, I've been in a funk, but I plan on changing that today!
I have started full time tutoring again, a fifth grade boy.
I am also planning a TOGA!  A TOGA is a treadle on gathering academy where vintage machine loving friends get together and talk machines and sewing!  It is free and will be June 22nd and 23rd in Ava. MO.  We will have a field trip the day before on Thursday to Mansfield, MO to see Laura Ingalls Wilder's Home, Rocky Ridge (They even have her treadle!).  We will eat lunch at Sweet Nellie's Ice Cream Parlor before the field trip.  If you are interested in coming let me know!

Podunk Pretties designed the logo for me!
Cheryl's Teapots 2 Quilting is helping me to plan the TOGA and will also be there.

We are planning demos and mini classes for the TOGA.  I'm hoping someone will want to do a mini class on a sewing mat with pockets that goes under the machine.  I really want to make one but know I never will unless I do it as a class.  LOL
I will be be demoing the ruffle foot and Cheryl will demo how to convert a machine to a handcrank and another lady will be demoing how to lean a vintage machine.

If you would like to join the Facebook group, here is the link:

If you are not on Facebook, there is also a Yahoo Group.  I hope you can come!

We also have a raffle quilt that Nancy Yeomans made for us.  It will help to go towards the cost of the TOGA.

It was pieced on a 1948 Singer model 201-2. It was quilted on a 1920 Singer model 31-15.
It’s a good throw size - 67” x 78”
Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. You can purchase tickets if you are not coming to the TOGA but I really hope you do come!

Thank you to all my friends who are still with me!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Feline Friday

I have some random cat pictures for you and some updates on Tater.  She is doing a lot better, her ears still have some swelling and I think will be permanently scarred.  She is very hyper and smart and is picking up all of the bad habits and learning from my other six cats.  She is constantly watching them.

Pippi on my Christmas Village.

Tater sleeping with Cupcake and Muffin

Tater likes to bite and scratch and when she starts doing that we give her her frog to bite and scratch instead.

Here is another picture of my village, not anything fancy just what I have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores.  Oreo is under the piano bench.  Next to Oreo is the Nativity that my Mom cross stitched for me.

Tater trying to climb my fake tree.

I put the cat collar on Tater as a skirt, it was so cute!
I haven't had any time to sew, I hope to change that today.  Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

The "new" Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine

My classic Featherweight
Did you hear that Singer has come out with a new Featherweight?  I guess since classic Featherweights are so popular the company probably wanted to get in on the action. 
 The new SINGER® Featherweight™ C240 sewing machine! With its sleek, compact design and weighing less than 14 pounds.
You can get more information about it here:  http://www.singerco.com/products

I prefer vintage machines because I don't have $75-$100 to get my machines cleaned and repaired, I just fix my own because vintage machines are a lot easier to fix and clean!

I have a friend who has a lot of information about vintage machines and new machines and I got her permission to share her thoughts on the new Featherweight.

" I just got a post about the 'new' Singer Featherweight machines - they have little if anything to do with the originals and please be aware that Singer per se manufactures nothing these days. It's just name owned by an Asian holding company. It's part of SVP - standing for Singer, Viking, Pfaff - all companies swallowed up by this holding company and none bears any resemblance to the original companies!! All manufactured in Asia someplace (as with virtually all things sewing machine related these days.) Their machines may (or may not) be OK for the short run but certainly won't hold up for the 60 some years Featherweights have been around much less the venerable Singer 12s or 15s dating back to the late 1800s!!"
by Cindy Peters  
If you need any parts for vintage machines you can contact her through her email stitchesintime%40earthlink.net
Here is her Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Stitches-in-Time-Sewing-Machines-Parts-Supplies-173087319370566/ 

I just wanted you to now there is a difference between the two machines!

Missy Shay

Monday, November 6, 2017

Hoot N Hollarin' Quilt Show

I went to a small quilt show back in September and forgot to post about it!  Each county has their own Homemaker's Group and the one in Ozark County has this quilt show every year in Gainesville, MO.  I was not able to get a picture of every quilt, but here are a few of them.My husband and I with the obligatory selfie too of course.  He was tired of me taking selfies, LOL.
 This was the raffle quilt, I love this log cabin quilt!
 I took a picture of the person who made the quilt also.  I love this stained glass quilt!

 I love their prize ribbons!  A great keepsake!

 The Hoot N' Hollarin' Festival was fun.
 This was my birthday present we found in one of the small shops on the square.  I absolutely love it and the chimes are very soothing!
I hope you enjoyed this small quilt show!

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8