Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Silver Lining


I have a cold that has been hanging on way too long.
                                                                                 BUT


The tray beside my chair shows what's been happening between snneezles and snuffles.

It all started with Pintrest. Lots of guilt free hours resting. The temptation to try some OTT  (over the top) Embroidery. The new revival of crazy quilting style stitching sent me in search of embroidery floss.



A zip lock bag of unknown origin held proximity 40 skeins of stranded cotton.  Purples and pinks suggest it was not from my Mom.



Two skeins of Peri-Lusta from a British company which closed in 1934 reinforced my suspicions.


Coats and Clark's priced at 5 cents


J. P.  Coats.........no price



J.P. Coats  deluxe  15 cents



Lots of D.M.C.      The multiples of colours suggest these skiens were bought for a project. I hope the stitcher completed her embroidery and enjoyed it.


While I'm not happy about the cold I am enjoying the time to explore something new.

Enjoy whatever your up to.   Terry

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Quilting in the Wild West

During a recent visit with my brother Matt and SinL Debbie  I was treated to trips to the two local quilt shops.  More later.

First let me tell you they live in the real west  cowboy country.  Wyoming has the lowest population  per size of any state in the U.S. A lot of Wyoming's land mass is national parks which includes The Grand Teton range and Yellowstone.

They live 3 hrs from Yellowstone but the view from their family room is amazing.






The light and time of day provided an evey changing view of the Rockies.  The view and tranquility were wonderful . A great place to chill with much loved family.

Back to the quilt shops. The valley my brother liv=s in is Thayne  the small village has a grocery store ,post office ( boxes only no delivery)  , they currently have a pharmacy and a New Version of a General Store.

I didn't get a shot of the outside but here is the inside.



There quilting section is to the left in the photo and just as you enter the large "Gereral Store".  The rocking chair and BBQ were a small sample of the diversity of merchandice on offer ...... including tools and gardening supplies.

From a quilters point of view great stop for everyone including husbands! I wonder who'd finish shopping first?



The town of Afton also near by boasts the largest elk horn arch. Yes it is made of real elk horns. The bucks shed them in the spring each year and have become a local icon.





View of the Quilt shop window this time I forgot to take a shot of the inside. The Quilt Shop was as expected ......UNTIL. you got to the last 10 feet.  Can you guess? No ? It was also the local Party Store spots, stripes and baloons. .

No shop space was wasted in the "Wild West "

After all this was Radiator Springs.



If it had wheels and a motor Courtesy Ford  sells it.     Radiator Springs is the town featured in Disney's movie Cars. Check with all boys under12.


There was fabric shopping



The neutral with the pine trees and the text that says love you are both from the WILD WEST.

The rest of the fabrics were from the vist with my youngest brother Dan .


On the sewing front onlt 15 hexies for June and July



Dinner Bell just rang so until next time.
Terry

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Better Late

Better late than never.  An old adage which I think is a way of excusing one self for not being on time.
That's me with this post


    

The hexies for May

I did finish them all of them in May but wasn't good at posting them on time.
I have a good reason really truly I do. I'm not sure you believe me  so here is photographic evidence..



Some quilt class homework.


My sewing buddy. A 1928 22k Lotus all set up in the livingroom so I can stitch while watching  football.  Rugby League, Rugby Union,  and AFL (Aussie Rules).
Yes we have 3 different codes.


The cabinet is beautiful and all the detail is complete. I cleaned it up and polished the table. DH taught me how to use the wire brush fitting on the power drill to make cleaning up the irons easier. He then painted them for me. A full service and the only part that needed replacing was the spring that lifts the bobbin case and a new belt.


Working on strips to re learn how to treadle. 

Sunday footie is on and dinner is in the oven so I'm going to get some treadeling in.

Queen's Birthday so a 3 day weekend.  Plan on extra stitching time.

Enjoy whatever you do this week.  
Terry