Damascus Treadle

Damascus Treadle
Sews Wonderfully!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Windy, chilly day!

We even had a few, maybe 14, sprinkles.  Right now the sun is shining, but it is chilly in the casita.
Got together with quilting friends here in ABQ today. We ate lunch and then most of us went shop hopping to quilt and knitting shops. 
Tonight I have to get my TOBE blocks done as tomorrow there may not be time and I really need to mail them tomorrow.
Got a Necchi machine (without power cord) for $10 at a thrift shop.  They had several oldies, but someone had way overpriced them. So that makes two machines to take back home.  Don will have the van more filled than he expected, lol. 
Tomorrow Mary (my sis) heads out here from OKC and Thursday we head for the Jemez Mountains for the S'Mores quilt retreat, which is always a blast.  Michelle Watts is our instructor for a mystery quilt.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Day to All

It is a chilly, cloudy day here in Corrales, with some but not bad wind.
Jim and Josh came in yesterday and Jim is out doing yard work.
I have been watering plants and cutting out quilt fabic for the Advanced TOBE.  I had to take some spring pics, so here they are.  Sadly, the big rosemary bush, and the Mexican elders did not make the winter.  It was the coldest winter in 50 years here in Corrales.
Have a blessed day, all.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Having a ball in NM

I have been so busy!  Robin and I have had lots of fun.  One day we shop hopped, visiting several quilt shops.  Yesterday we sewed on a quilt top for a display on the class she is teaching next month.  The Thimbleweeds group has their spring inhouse retreat yesterday and today, so we sewed there.  Today Robin has to work at the LQS, so I will use her car and sew at the retreat. 
Everyone have a blessed Good Friday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm in New Mexico

It was a great train trip  from Kansas to ABQ.  Left Newton at 1:45am and arrived in ABQ at 3:55pm yesterday.  Sandra and Dick picked me up at the station and we stopped by Quilts Ole to say hello before going to the casita.  Robin  had to teach a class, so her folks were kind enough to meet me at the Amtrak station.
I'm doing my Spring advanced TOBE blocks on the White treadle you see pictured.  She sews very well and it's a lot of fun. 
Don stayed home to work on the house and take care of the dogs.  So we neither one slept well last night.  Tonight we will probably  be tired enough to get a good sleep, I hope.
Tomorrow I get my hair done and we will go to some quilt shops and try to stay out of trouble (darn). 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Catching up

I had no idea I had not posted for so long.  Let's see if I can remember what all I've been doing.
My birthday was good. Don bought me a stationary recumbant bike.  We drove to Russellville, AR to meet some folks who do flea markets for fun.  They had three treadles (a Singer 27, a Damascus and a Velox-made by National) that we loaded into the van and brought home.  We took the dogs with us and had to leave them in the van that night as the online info was incorrect in saying they were pet friendly.  There was a great steakhouse next door to the motel, so we had a great supper.  Back home on Saturday, 8 hrs each way, whew!
The house is progressing slowly.  Don has hired another guy to help with the heavy stuff.
Today we went garage saling and I will post pics.  This sewing machine thing is getting out of control.  Don is getting into the fun of fixing them up and he does all the electrical stuff.
I leave 2:55am Monday morning for ABQ and the casita.  Then the last weekend of the month my sis comes out from OKC and we go to a wonderful quilt retreat in the Jemez Mtns.  On the first we head back to OKC and the 3rd I fly out of OKC toward FL to pick up Gabby and bring her home for a visit.  Don will pick us up in OKC on the 4th. I'm so looking forward to seeing her turn 4 while she is here. We will meet at Mike and Leslie's for her birthday party. 
And I'm making blocks on the Damascus in the top picture and also using the Red Eye HC for a Treadleon TOBE  swap.
I have two QOV tops ready to take to the meeting.  I need to take pics and post them. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Great day for a trip

We made a run up to the Cox's north of Topeka to pick up parts for the Mason treadle and view their vintage sewing machine collection.  Sandy has a wonderful collection of all the different Featherweights and a 222 as well.  Also, they have some great treadles.  Mr. Cox works on Featherweights and is quite gifted in making stained glass items as well.
After a great visit, we came home the back roads, which we always enjoy.  The day was perfect and now we are just vegging out and watching TV.
Had a call from a lady wanting to me to help her sell her celery-colored Featherweight. I'm sure we can find her a buyer. 
I hope all had a wonderful day as well.