Clare of Clare's Craftroom started a neat thing - Tuesdays Treasure, where everyone shows off their treasures and links up on her blog. This is the first time I've remembered, thank you so much Peg!
This was my dad's high school graduation ring. It's solid gold, and the front has worn away a bit....
And I just realized I put it in the case upside down. It's from 1951 and has an eagle at the top. My dad died when I was 17 and my brother was 6. We still miss him dearly. He was actually my adopted dad, my biological dad died when I was 2 and my mom remarried when I was 5. He was the best dad in the world...gentle, loving, the kindest heart and the best sense of humor. He reminded me of Bob Newhart - same kind of dry humor. Every evening in the summer, all of our neighbors would gather in our driveway, to sit around and yack it up with my dad. He was a quiet guy, but inspired such loyalty in his friends.
I miss him every day.
On the sewing front, things are coming along. My 'design wall' is filled up and I need a bigger one, lol. My Sis Boom quilt is all laid out and some blocks are stitched together already.
I LOVE the Curve Master foot. It's making the piecing so easy! No pinning or clipping seams. I also used her rulers, Just Curves, for the templates [borrowed from Cathy, thank you hon!]. To use the rulers, you really need a very small rotary cutter, which I don't have, so I just cut the strips and traced the curve with pencil, then cut with scissors. Tedious, but it worked fine. Look how well my first block came out, with NO PINNING....
First curved piecing I've ever done! I'm really happy with this foot!
Have a wonderful Tuesday, go to Clare's and check out the other Tuesdays Treasures!
Edit: Wanted to clear up, I'm not affiliated with the Curve Master presser foot or the organization. Just a really, really, really happy customer.