Monday, July 31, 2017

Tommy's birthday

Hi friends!
We had Tommy a birthday dinner yesterday with all his girls.
With Abby's bunch!
Opening his present from Abby.
Our Landon came , we were tickled to see him.
Kim , Our sweet Allie and Bobby.

Tommy and baby daughter Tonia.
We had a great time. Missy's back!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rainy Day

Hi friends!
Tommy working on the wiring on my "new"machine.
The cord to plug it in was just bare wires. The first time he finished it run with out the foot petal but he worked on it some more .
The grease I ordered came the next day after I found my old tube but it's nearly empty so that's Good.
They package their stuff so good.
Got it from the Featherweight shop.
Got this to for my Baby.
Bought this because Dawn has been telling us to gather up our orange scraps.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Next quilt

Hi friends!
I started the second nursing home quilt. I will finish this long before I finish the first because we have to hand quilt the first.
I decided on this pattern because I wanted to play with my square up ruler.
That is wide enough for it .
I need to look for some more bright colors for the other rows. I have enough of this for another row I think.
Tommy went out and pulled some more corn last night so afraid the birds will eat it up. so I have another big pan to put up.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wayne and Corn

Hi friends!
This is Wayne holding his quilt, he will be 17 next Monday so I got it to him early.
You see what he wanted on it!
He has gotten awards for the smartest in his grade for years.
So it the truth.
He want to be a engineer.
The sun makes a lot of difference with the color.
I now have 14 dozen ears of corn in my freezer.
That's Monday's and Tuesday pulling but we will have another in about a week.
My tomato's are rotting as fast as we pull them. We eat a couple a day and I can't get enough to can any yet. Hopefully it will improve.
My winner from my giveaway was Margaret. I mailed it to her this morning.
Have a good one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Hi friends!
This is what I put in the freezer yesterday!
Tommy pulled last night so this morning we sent up on the back porch.
We had put it all in mother's fridge on out back porch and to day we got two big wash-pans full.
Tommy pulling hulks.
That's the second one !
Filled up both sinks . you know what I will be doing today!
Have a good one

Monday, July 24, 2017

Busy Weekend

Hi friends!
My daughter came and got her quilt yesterday.
She said it was beautiful.
This morning she came by after she got off of work at 6 and left me some pretties.
I wasn't up so she left it on the back porch.
Kari my sweet grand daughter found this some where and sent it by Jessie to me by way of her mother.
Looks rough don't it!
Kari sent me a video a few days ago and it runs , wiring is a bit rough.
The petal is from a later model of machine but some one wired it up and it chugs along.
Decal are like my feather weight and the face plate to.
But right now I have else something I must do.
Some birds found our corn so we had to start pulling.
We planted so late that we are having all kinds of problems.
Got to get that into the freezer today.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Finished Quilting

Hi friends!
As luck would have it I ran out of filled bobbins and still had a corner left to quilt.
But I filled another and finished .
When I finish each quilt I clean it out and oil it, hopefully it will last me many more years.
Now Wayne's quilt is on the couch and I am sewing down the binding.
After the sun left the yard late yesterday Tommy got out and cut grass.
He cuts inside the garden fence. to keep down snakes .
This is what I got out of the garden yesterday.
It's just starting to produce, our first tomato's were rotten from way to much rain.
we got 2 inch's of rain last Sat. and haven't had any since. Maybe this weekend.
Have a good weekend

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Slow Day

Hi friends!
Still working on this!
I started quilting yesterday and we had company so after they left I quilted some more.
Should get finished today and maybe get the binding sewed on.
Being a queen it takes a while and I make lots of stops.
Watching Jenny as I sew!

Quilting on this! It's boring for readers when all you are doing is quilting by machine or hand.
Have a good one.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wayne's quilt

Hi friends!
I worked on quilting this yesterday.
May have nearly half of it done. His birthday is next Monday.
I started hand quilting on the Q-Bee's nursing home quilt. I couldn't do it with out a frame so I looked for one my mother in law had here that is stout.
I bough one at a quilt shop last year but it's not strong enough to hold it.
I made this for a good friend of mine! She loved it.

Lined it with a flowered fabric.
It's kind of boring when I am quilting, because I do it for a while then stop so my arms and shoulders rest.
Have a good one

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Busy Weekend

Hi friends!
Secret sewing!
I finished quilting and binding the vintage farm quilt.
At least one finish this month! I will post more later of this quilt.
I sandwiched Wayne's Quilt and have ironed it so it's ready to start quilting.
My kitchen sink quilt.
Finally I sandwiched this little quilt but I have to hand quilt it so it may be Thanksgiving before I finish it!
Thinking about making another and quilting it on the machine since I have enough of the backing left for another. Using flannel for backing.
I really worked over the weekend.