Damascus Treadle

Damascus Treadle
Sews Wonderfully!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Long overdue post

It's been a busy time for me. Had the opportunity to give a couple of classes on maintaining Singer Featherweight sewing machines. That is such fun. Knitting has been a blast. Need to take pics of stuff finished and post. Currently have a baby blanket on the needles. And I haven't made any more yarn purchases for a while, lol. My longarm quilting machine has a new home and the new owners will put her through her paces. My quilting will be on small pieces from now on. Gabby, my daughter Liz's little one, came to visit almost a month ago, and she has been such a joy. We have had tea parties, gone to the park and library. We have been at Connie's home for a visit. Gabby has gone fishing for her first time (caught 3 fish) and has camped out in a tent for the first time with aunt Connie. She has become proficient with Nanay's iPad. She will spend a week with my son Mike and his family and then will go back home. Sure wish she lived closer.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Mothers' Day

The middle of May has arrived already!  And today is the special day for all mothers. I have been so blessed to have my children.  They are wonderful adults and I am so proud of them all.  And of course, they are the source of my grandchildren and great grandchildren.  I received wonderful pics of granddaughter Cassie this week.  She has grown into such a pretty young lady. 
This has been a busy week as usual with knitting, quilting, and the usual weekly doings.  Yesterday, we picked up two tiny kittens at the Kansas Human Society to foster for a couple of weeks.  They will go back when they reach two pounds for spay/neuter, shots and be put up for adoption. 
I thought I wanted an iPad, but they are too expensive and I don't think I want a Kindle or Nook.  Guess I'll wait for the iPads to come down in price. 
I hope all have a blessed day.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's May Already

The months are sure flying by.  Seems the older I get, the faster time flies.
It has been a stormy spring for us here in Kansas.  Lots of tornadoes, which we have been spared here at our home.  It was supposed to be sunny today but now looks like rain.
Our poodle, Lil Red, went to the groomer early this am; she really doesn't like being groomed and stayed by the door, lol.
The first vest that I have knitted has been finished.  I like the pattern ok, but not the yarn.  The next one needs to be modified some, I think. Today I am starting a scarf and will spend the afternoon at the yarn shop knitting with other ladies and having a great time.
My quilting has been slowed by having someone else's quilt on the frame and he had to go to FL to his mother's funeral.  I am still on target with my paper-pieced stars.  Posting the last two today. 
Pinterest is where I post a lot of stuff I like from both here and the web.  It is a fun thing to do. 
Miss Gabby, one of my granddaughters, comes to visit in mid-June for a month.  She turns 5 this month.  Cassie, my granddaughter in OK graduates from Oklahoma School of Science and Math this month as well.  She plans on going on to OU, where her brother and boyfriend attend.  Melissa, granddaughter in TX is taking online college classes in Health Admin. 
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and got my APAP machine last Friday.  It is not hard to get used to, but I think a different mask is needed. 
I hope all who read this have a blessed day!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time to check in again.

It's been a busy week for us.  Tuesday, there was the Queen Bees quilting small group.  The girls had a wonderful cheescake birthday cake for me and cards with gift certificates to a quilt and a yarn shop.  They are such a great group of ladies.  Wednesday afternoon, there was knitting at the local yarn shop where I spent my gift certificate, lol.  Thursday, I cleaned house all day; worked myself down to a frazzle!  Friday morning, the fellow who is buying the longarm came over to do a wall hanging for practice on the machine.  Today, I had a meeting at the Kansas Humane Society at 11 and spent a good part of the afternoon planting flowers and moving my indoor plants outside.  And also quilted three quilts on the Gammill this week.  In the evenings, there has been the vest to be knitted upon-seems like I'll never get done.
So tomorrow there is church and just doing some knitting in the afternoon. 
I'm adding some pics; Little Girl, the tamest feral cat; my iris and a quilt that our small group did for Quilts of Valor.  It was recently presented to a veteran at a motorcycle shop in a neighboring town.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Did not get a lot of sleep.  They say we had 97 tornados last night here in Kansas.  Parts of Wichita did not fare as well as we did.  Our county has been declared a disaster area by the Govenor. 
We had extensive rain and some small hail and high wind; it is still dark so don't know how the outside of the house is yet.  I had cut my beautiful Iris and they are safe inside.  The dogs were upset by the thunder and wind. 
We were watching the TV for literally hours to see if we needed to go to shelter; thank goodness we did not have to go there.  The poor TV meterologists have been on duty for hours and hours.  It is now quiet for the first time tonight since the rain started.
There is one small town in Nebraska that is 75% gone; have not heard of the casualties yet. 
Everyone have a great Sunday!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday and my 74th Birthday

Looks like I'm tardy as usual in keeping this blog up to date. 

We are having a wonderful, sunny day here in Kansas.  The yard is so tall from all the rain we may have to get a hay baler to come in and tame it down.
The iris and spirea are blooming a little early this year due to the warm weather and abundant rain.
We had a wonderful brunch and church service this morning.  Our friend Kevin went with us.  Afterwards Don took a pic of me in front of the spirea bush for my  birthday.  He bought me a lovely Fossil purse earlier in the week. 
I shall update my pics today.  I plan to just having a great day and doing almost nothing, lol.
I have six weeks left to get my longarm quilting done before the new owner picks the Gammill up.  And my knitting is progressing nicely with a vest in progress.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Catching up

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  February  has been a really busy, fast month.
Sarajane has recovered from her dental procedure and is doing fine.  We lost one of the feral cats, the one I first called Sweetie, thinking he was a she.  Apparently he got hit by a car and bled out internally.  The next day Little Girl came up to be petted for the first time and has rapidly become quite the little pet.  Have not picked her up as of yet, but it will happen.  Stumpy has run off the other boy cats.  As soon as we can, he will be neutered and I hope that solves the problem.  Fred has been the most tramatized by Stumpy and has lost a lot of weight.  I saw him last night and when I picked him up, he is thin.  So much for the pets; Red is doing just fine.
Our quilt retreat was just super.  Not a lot of girls; 33 total I think.  But this time of the year, the winter weather is uncertain and probably affected the attendance.  Anyway, I had a great time, finished a top for QOV and made several of the stars (got ahead for once on those).  Got better acquainted with some of the girls in the guild. 
Finished the sock class and am almost done with the second sock that I did by myself. Yeah! 
Crocus are starting to bloom and the daffodils are up a few inches.  Spring is not far away; I love the spring.
My daughter Connie was in town for a short time and got to spend a couple of hours with her, which was a very good thing.
Don had a nasty virus, which he passed on to me.  So this week has not been great.  Hopefully by the weekend I shall feel much better.
Yesterday it was 73 here in Wichita. Today the temp is at 38 at almost 9am and we are supposed to have a very windy day.  So much for spring.
Take care everyone.