Mary at her 1st sewing machine.
I was cleaning out a photo box and came across an old photo of me and my 1st sewing machine. Yes, I really did have blonde hair.
I looked on eBay to see if I could find one similar and figure out the make of this machine but no luck. Guess they didn’t last.
I don’t remember making anything notable on it so it was probably a short lived interest and I was likely into something else the following week.
Do you remember when you got your 1st sewing machine?
Mary posted last fall about the Carolina Hurricane quilt project to donate quilts to hurricane victims. Here is an updated post from the quilt project site: https://frommycarolinahome.com/2019/01/06/carolina-hurricane-quilt-project-2/
There are some shops in North Carolina that are collecting quilts for this project. I saw on the site that Loving Stitches in Fayetteville was collecting quilts. So I dropped off 4 quilts for kids at the shop earlier this month when I brought my machine in for repair.
Looks like Ranger was interested in the quilts too. I hope the kids like these bright quilts.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
Last week I finished my chemo treatments so I received a certificate from the my cancer care team and “rang the bell”.
My doctor loved the quilt that I gave her and the nurses loved their little zippered bags and kleenex holders.
I am so happy to be done with the chemotherapy. I still have radiation, PT, and hormone therapy to complete but at least the worst is over. I am hoping to get more energy to complete all the quilting projects that I have been thinking about this summer.
Thank you for all your positive thoughts and encouragement as I continue on my journey to kick cancer to the curb.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
We were very lucky when the hurricane came through our area. We did get 9 – 10″ of rain and high winds (75 mph) but only lost power for about 12 hours during the night. We did not have any flooding in our neighborhood. The flooding in other areas of southeastern North Carolina has been unbelievable – to see whole towns underwater and rivers are still flooding houses and roads.
Our local fire station was collecting food, water, and blankets for the flood victims. So Mary and I dropped off food, water, and four quilts that we finished making this past week. The recovery from this hurricane will take a long time for the people who have lost everything.
Hope you were safe during the hurricane. Keep sewing and quilting. Donna
What a fun pincushion to make! I always thought that I would need 3 pieces of fabric to make the body of the chicken but it only takes 2 squares. The beak and tail are folded squares that make prairie points. The fluff on the head can be yarn or a strip of fabric. I used straight pins for the eyes. I am going to teach some kids how to make this pincushion in my next kids camp class. I think that they will have fun making this funny chicken pincushion. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
I completed the first session of Kids Sewing Camp. Two more sessions scheduled for July and August. The first day, the four girls made a headband, sunglass case and a fabric tray. All these projects used straight line sewing, backstitching, and turning the projects right side out. Day 2 they made a “grab n go” reversible bag – also called a Japanese knot bag. They were very excited about picking out the fabric for their bag. This project required sewing on curved lines and turning the project inside out. The last day they made a reversible bandana apron and a stuffed animal of their own design and colored with fabric markers. They had fun making the sewing projects. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
I made a car quilt and drawstring bag for my daughter in law’s nephew. He is 2 years old and lives in Nepal. We met him last month when we were in Nepal. He was very excited about the cars in drawstring bag and wouldn’t let anyone play with them. The quilt was easy to make – just big squares with black sashing. I used a big stitch on the black sashing with white thread to make the sashing look like a road.
The back of the quilt is a flannel car print. I used some leftover car fabric to make the drawstring bag. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna