Weekend Get-Away

My niece and I enjoyed a weekend away to get some serious sewing done.  We rented a small cottage on a lake in Wisconsin, setup our sewing machines on the kitchen table, and sewed, sewed, sewed.  My niece got many projects done, and I got many projects worked on (not done).  Here is our kitchen set-up.

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And the ironing board and cutting table were in the sun room right off the kitchen.

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Off the sun porch was a screened-in porch where we ate our lunches.

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The best part though was the view……

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One of the favorite things that I worked on was this batik quilt top using fabric my niece gave to me and some batik cats that I purchased in Paducah years ago when I went there with my sister.

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There were other projects, but for some reason I don’t have pictures of them.  However, I also make 160 half-square triangles using some polka dot fabric (also from my niece), but haven’t decided how I will arrange them.

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The last night we went out to dinner at a local restaurant that was right on the water.  The weather was just perfect and we were able to sit on the veranda outside just as the sun was setting.

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Thanks Becky for a fabulous weekend.  (If you would like to see all that she did, go to her blog about the weekend.  Here is the link – Mustard Seed)

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Slow going

This blog has been neglected lately.  My excuses include vacation, a short stay at the hospital, a busy church schedule, and nothing of importance that would be blog worthy.  Some old projects have moved forward though and I am happy to post them now.

The Button quilt got the final hand stitches in the binding the other day.  It seemed to take me forever to get this done.

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Then I had the adventure of quilting the Comfort & Joy quilt (from last year).  Of course I ran into many problems.  One day the Pro Stitcher decided not to work – AT ALL.  After a frantic email to the dealer, and a Google search for problem solving, I just turned everything off and went to bed.  The next day, bright and early, I went downstairs and turned everything on and it all worked perfectly.  Ah – the old master trick ………….Re-Boot ! ! !

I’m not sure I like the quilting design I picked, but it is done and now all I have to do is the hand stitching of the binding and the embellishments.  Maybe the quilting design will grow on me.

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