Small things that mean a lot.

Small things that mean a lot.

A few weeks ago, I asked my friends on Facebook to send Christmas cards to me for my dad to open on Christmas. We had been discussing and lamenting the decline in Christmas cards we have been receiving. It’s a small thing to do, putting an extra card in the mail while you make out your other cards. I gave them to him today and the look on his face says it all.

Some folks wrote notes inside the cards, and he said at one point that he thought it was cool how some people know what to say in a card. He also said he was proud that I surround myself with friends that are awesome enough to do this. I’m proud of that too. Thanks to everyone who popped a card in the mail to me for Dad!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here’s a gift that is being loved! ❤️ I made the rest of the dolls for my niece and she likes them a lot.

Merriest of Christmases to you and yours!

Vintage machines

Vintage machines

A friend was cleaning out her parents house and asked me if I’d like this machine and cabinet. I said yes! This makes 3 cabinet machines (2 treadles) that I own and 2 non cabinet vintage machines.

Recently I took the annual Quilters Survey, and it was 90 some odd questions long. One of the questions was how many total machines you own including decorative ones. I thought that was odd.

Good friends and good things (and a link to a tutorial)

Today was a good day. I got lots done. I saw one of my oldest friends and it was like no time had passed since we had last seen each other. In fact, this week hasn’t been too shabby. Sewing for Christmas is done (but I’m keeping the project a secret for now). I am in the middle of sorting a box of scraps and getting rid of some of the slivers of fabric that can’t become anything else. In the bottom of that box was two sets of signature quilt blocks. One was from a wedding that has already split up. The other was from my original term as Quilt Guild President in 2009. I’ll post a picture soon.

Over on the Machine Quilting Unlimited blog, I posted a tutorial on folding your fabric so it’s all the same size. Check it out!