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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Small Finish

For those of you who do not know, I am a teacher at a small Christian school.  School starts Monday and open house is on Thursday this week.  That means I have been super busy getting ready for school, with no time to quilt.  Muffin is enjoying the quilt though.  Our 20th Anniversary was on August 5, but I still have not finished my husband's quilt.

I did straight lines on the small inner border and am working on small cobblestone like FMQ on the outer border.
 For our anniversary, my husband got me a new serger, my first one!  I wanted to try it out and needed new curtains for my bathroom.

 I used some 6 1/2 inch rail fence blocks I found, to add to the top.
Unfortunately, once I got them up I realized they did not match my new shower curtain (which is why I needed new curtains).

 This summer I have kept my hermit crabs on my cutting table in my sewing room.  Cupcake insists on sleeping on top of it when I forget to close the door.  I was blessed with a bigger aquarium for the crabs, unfortunately it needs a lid.  I will be glad to get my sewing table back!

As you can tell from my above picture, I also use an electric sewing machine.  I usually only use my treadles for quilting.  What kind of machine do you like to use?



Sarah said...

Cupcake certainly knows how to keep warm! Smart kitty! Hard to believe ur classes start next week...classes here wont start till after Labor Day. Denise said kids in Alabama started last week.

barbara woods said...

I love my feather weight

Podunk Pretties said...

I use my brother with all the bells and whistles. Not because I love her, cause I don't.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Enjoy your new serger!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The MIL gave me a serger. No manual, but someday I will sit down figure it out.

Kim said...

You're going to have so much fun with your serger! Enjoy it.

kate steeper said...

Why does everything look even prettier with a cat?....one of life's mysterys

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea for the serger! I have 2, but, I still don't know how to use them (broke the thread when I tried to use the first one, years ago). My son figured out how to use the sergers. Now I just need him to teach me. I don't piece with my Janome. It doesn't get a true 1/4", even with the 1/4" foot. I hate to remember to move the needle over, so, I only use it for the fun stitches, some machine quilting and binding. It will be getting a workout soon, using the blanket stitch on several projects.

Anonymous said...

Janome 6500..........does everything well that a quilter could ever want. In fact I bought a second one new also to "see me through" my quilt life. The first one I did customer quilts on for eleven years and I was afraid I would wear it out. Still perking just wonderfully. I love your cats. I had two but lost my Boots in June. Still very sad over that though he was quite elderly. I just have to love other quilter's cats now and take care of Grayce. Great blog.

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