Salt & Pepper Shakers

Salt & Pepper Shakers
One of my favorite finds while on vacation in Pennsylvania

Not the store bought variety...

Not the store bought variety...
I loved the color of these beauties in a white bowl

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My sewing machine is on the blink!

UUUGH! I hate it when that happens! My sewing machine was given to me as a gift years ago by my dear Grammy who raised me is on the blink. She is the one who taught me to sew among other things. Like manners, etiquette, and to stand up straight! I am 6' tall and have been since sprouting up as a teen. Anyhow back to my dilemma. I am borrowing my daughters sewing machine-it is not the same- not at all. Now I know why she doesn't sew! It was a Christmas gift to her from her Dad and I some years ago when she was a teen, an inexpensive beginner type of machine. Although it is a newer machine then mine it doesn't do half what my machine can do. Sooo I guess that means I have no more excuses about time to sort out and reorganize my fabrics. I know I will be a happy girl once that is done. I mean really is there anything more satisfying then stacks of neatly folded color coordinated fabrics? I really need to get some kind of shelving or cabinets for my fabric and get them out of the big bins they are in. Seeing that this is Sunday a day of rest I will be able -without guilt to put off my project for one more day. Once the reorganizing is done and my machine gets back from the repairman I should be able to go crazy sewing up a storm!
So since it may be a while before I can get anything new up I thought I would share some photos of quilts my Aunt Barb makes. Our family vacationed in Pennsylvania August 2007. Visiting my Aunt Barb and Uncle Jim was one of the highlights of my trip. Aunt Barb makes the most incredible, gorgeous quilts. She had them stacked on the beds in her home. And when I say stacked I mean there were more then several on each bed! She had the most wonderful and interesting stories to go with each quilt. Aunt Barb is a very tiny woman and a breast cancer survivor, an amazing woman who left an everlasting impression on me. I was in quilters heaven at her house! She is quite the seasoned quilter to say the least. Every quilt was impressive both front and back. So I hope you enjoy the photos of just "some" of her amazing quilts!


  1. Wow...those quilts are gorgeous! I admire anyone who has the patience to create such masterpieces!

  2. WOW
    What beautiful quilts. Your Aunt is very talented.
    Hope you get your sewing machine fixed soon. I went to have mine fixed a few years ago and it was going to cost more then the machine did. I settled for a cheap one. It took some getting used to but it does the job.

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    Pop over to my blog to see.
    Happy Halloween!


  4. Sorry about your machine. I realize that its MORE than just a piece of equipment. My grandmother's machine stopped last year and my heart just broke. I always loved knowing that the things I made had a little piece of her in each one.

    The quilts are absolutely breathtaking. What a talented lady! And I really like the idea of the spool garland. I may just have to make one tonight.

    Wishing you joy,