This is the third time I have started this blog post. 


I have been a busy bee the last few days.  Yesterday I was up early, and drove to Detroit to the unemployment office.  Eek it is in a less than desirable part of town.  Afterwards to two local quilt shops to look for batiks for my strip swap.  While my favorite shop has tons of batiks it is a wee bit far and I just could not justify the drive. Anyway I think I did alright with my choices.  Then since it was a beautiful sunny day albeit only 41degrees I just had to go wander a bit.  I visited an antique shop that I have been past many times but never had time to stop or it has been too late.  While they did not have what I was looking for exactly they did have a cute little sewing machine cabinet (sans machine) for $17.99.  But I wanted my honey to look at it to see if he could repurpose it to fit one of my many machines.They also had milk paint which I was looking for to paint my interesting ladder find that Honey brought home a long time ago.    I got home had some time to cut my 2 1/2" strips for the batik swap, met my honey at the door to go check out the cabinet.  Unfortunately whomever had removed the machines from the cabinet had taken the parts of the cabinet which support the machines so it would not work.  

This morning I was up with honey, and a minion (3 soon to 4 year old minion is going through withdrawals he is officially "unplugged" for a few days--no TV, Internet, video games, iPhone games, Ipad or mobigo).  Finished cutting my strips, got my mailing envelopes ready, went to an estate sale where I picked up this grimy, nasty little featherweight for $45, and some old wooden spools.  Went to the post office, another antique store/mall (still could not find what I was looking for) and another estate sale.  Eureka! found what I was looking for it is a secret for now you will all laugh when I tell you.  Got home, started working on cutting strips for a quilt for one of the grand daughters,(possibly 2 grand daughters)  and part 2 of Easy Street.  (All the geese quarter square triangles are cut out) and started on the HST. 

Anyway Honey worked on the grimy featherweight that I brought home today got it mostly working.  It is missing a tension control, but we just happen to have a spare right now so my job tomorrow is to test it out but for a while I am vegging.  While looking through my e-mail I happened upon this post:

http://www.quilting-tutorials.blogspot.com/p/2012-christmas-quilt-s...

There are some really cool quilts and some wonderful quilting too!

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