4/1/13

This and That


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The day wasn't as productive as I'd hoped it would be, although I did sell my old sewing machine on eBay this afternoon.  Now to pack it up because it has to ship to California.  In fact, it's going to Escondido, which is just a whoop and a holler from where Mike and I met, graduated high school, and got married.  It'll be good to get all of that out of the sewing room, and there is a lot that goes with it.  

I went to do my Curves workout this morning, and then to the grocery store to pick up a few things to get us through the week.  Then I got potting soil for my lettuce and some peanuts for the birds.  I came home intending to do some yard work, but the weather started looking threatening, and I really, really, really wanted to sew.  I haven't had time to sew for two days, and I was Jonesing bad for it.  And when I got home, there was fabric at my doorstep.  This is the fabric I got for the back of the Line Dancing quilt.


And this is what I got for its binding.


And as long as I was shopping, I got a few other things too.  Everything was on sale, so I didn't spend too much.  I think I got one yard cuts of each of these next ones.



I thought I might use this next one in my Doors of Ireland blocks.


There was just something about this next one that spoke to me.  What could it possibly be?  Hm.


So I ended up doing most of the remaining top-stitching on the Line Dancing quilt.  My new sewing machine and I are getting along like old friends now.  I've figured out some of the problems I was having.  Just as I have my quirks, I think every sewing machine I've ever stitched with has had its quirks too.  When I got it, I was bemoaning the fact that my bobbin storage system would no longer work since my new machine takes jumbo sized bobbins.  These conventional Bobbin Buddy things won't work with them.


But today, I figured out that I can put the bobbin under the spool.  Cool!  The hole on the old ones wouldn't fit over the spindle, but the new ones do.  Now I don't have a single thing to complain about.  Bummer.  


And here's my poor little cat after a hard day at play.  There isn't much left but a gray puddle.  


Oh yes, and while I was at the grocery store today, I was looking for "Blue" things for the Photo A Day Challenge prompt tomorrow.  It's surprising how many things at the grocery store are blue.  For instance:







But I didn't use any of those.  You'll have to wait until tomorrow to see my actual "Blue" shot.

And here's what I saw as I walked into the grocery store:


So that's it.  Even when I have nothing to say, I still manage to say it.  What did you do today?

13 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love all the fabrics, but the little pinafores on the clothes line are just too cute! And the grey puddle is adorable....

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm with Sharon I love the pinafores. As for the blues....hmmmmm......lets see...I would go for the Oreos and Bud :)

Brown Family said...

I like the backing fabric. All the others are nice too!

Nan

Sher S. said...

WOW!! what amazing fabrics you found. Love the paws and love the pinafores, too cute. Love the little gray puddle also. Had my dd here today and we worked on sewing more strip squares to make 8.5" blocks. Managed to make 12 in about 3 hours and go through part of my scrap bag that she ironed, cut, and organized while I sewed. Looking forward to your blue photo tomorrow.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Where did you order your fabric from? I'm always interested in good on line sources, I've only ordered from one or two.

Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one taking photos at the grocery! People must think we're strange, especially me since I don't have a phone camera, I actually pop out a camera and start snapping photos. LOL>

girlsfour said...

Where did you get the fabrics from? Love the clothesline print and also the paw prints. The paw print print made me smile - thinking of seeing paw prints on cars. Just saw some the other day. And yes, our cats in the past would walk all over cars. For some reason I never really minded it. I guess it's because I love cats so much.

Your blog is really great! You are a great write and have great wit.

Have a good Tuesday!

Meg

girlsfour said...

Where did you get the fabrics from? Love the clothesline print and also the paw prints. The paw print print made me smile - thinking of seeing paw prints on cars. Just saw some the other day. And yes, our cats in the past would walk all over cars. For some reason I never really minded it. I guess it's because I love cats so much.

Your blog is really great! You are a great write and have great wit.

Have a good Tuesday!

Meg

Lyndsey said...

Love all your new fabric but particularly the pinafores. Ahhh Smitty looks so comfortable and just like a puddle. Enjoy your sewing unfortunately I must do some work first but I might manage an hour this evening.

Leisa B said...

Gorgeous fabrics--especially the clothesline print (and pawprints, but that goes without saying!)--where did you find them?

Smitty is such a cutie... such a shame that Gracie wasn't around--I love to see shots of her sweet little face :-)

Elisabetta said...

oh, your poor little cat reminds me of a cross stitch pattern once I've seen, they're pretty similar ^_^

Diane Wild said...

Isn't it amazing how a day can be frittered away just admiring fabric and grocery shelves? That's what I love about retirement. I agree with everyone that the backing for the line dancing quilt is perfect.

Lynne said...

Love, love, love the backing fabric -- so appropriate!

Poor Smitty, did someone tire you out?

Kate said...

The backing fabric for Line Dancing is just perfect! What a great find. All of your new acquisitions are fun.