Yesterday, when I showed you the pics of my new chairs, I forgot to mention what else I found at that thrift shop. A treadle machine with what looked like a Singer Red Eye in the cabinet, for $50! Guess who I called at work. Yep, Cathy, the sewing machine queen. She's been looking for one! While I was talking to her, the gentleman said he'd go down to $30.
I picked her up from work, and we went back. She looked at it, said "hm, needs a lot of work" and after a few minutes of that, he said "tell you what, give me $10 and get it out of here". Um, hello, SOLD!
It even came with stuff in the drawer for it.
She even had the perfect chair for it.
But for now, until she re-arranges her sewing room, it has to live here.
Isn't that a hoot. This is a little machine her daughter picked up for her. We've lost count how many she has - she still has to get the rest from the old house and her mum's.
This is a quilt Cathy made for a new baby, so cute.
And this is the quilt she's working on now, for a customer. She's using some embroidery designs from Amazing Designs for the quilting, it's just gorgeous.
So Cathy's been busy, I'm glad because all I have to show you is the same thing I've been working on. I do, however, have some tutorials for you.
First, from Dandelion Quilts, a beautiful table runner that you can make to showcase a big print...
Second, a Vinyl Rain Bag Tutorial from Talin, what a smart idea and she makes it easy~!
And from Liz at The Quilted Turtle, a darling adjustable headband tutorial for that special little girl in your life. I forgot to ask her permission for her pic, so you'll have to go look.
I think that's all for now - I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for a productive week, and that everyone in the flood zones are ok. You are in my prayers.