Friday, April 22, 2016
I find myself at these estate sales tidying up their sewing areas. Today I had the workers move the cams boxes from one machine to the correct one. I made sure the right bobbins were with each.
Mrs. Kahler was a woman who loved her neighbors--she had a Altoids tin filled with clippings of estate sales, real estate listings, and death notices of her neighbors. A Sucrets tin held her labels for projects beyond what she completed.
There were lots of spools and buttons and an iron I was interested in but when plugged, didn't work.
So I came away with just this beautiful little Wiss scissors.
Violet, I will take good care of them and use them well.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
I stole away the morning to finish the center of the Temecula Quilts sew-a-long.
These blocks finish 2 1/4 inches. Instead of the instructed setting pieces, I cut the side triangles from 6 inch squares cut both ways diagonally, and the corner triangles from 4 1/4 inches squares cut diagonally once--but I should have cut those squares closer to 5 inches as they just barely fit. Then I squared it up to 14 inches and added the hourglass blocks.
I look forward to catching up on the 3 inch blocks.
Tulips are blooming and I'm wearing my new hand-knit socks.
Thanks, Janna for the bulbs, Seth for planting them, and Marcia for the socks!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
So nice to see it in a place of honor in their dining room.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
The bottom drawer needed to be lifted to close as the runners were broken.
Every time I closed it a bit of me would wonder why mom never got around to fixing that.
Until it dawned on me recently--this dresser was in her house for about 11 years.
I moved it with me to my first apartment at age 21.
Which means I have had possession of it for 36 years.
It long ago should have become why did I not fix it.
So, off this week to Time Treasures furniture restoration.
They repaired the runner and several drawer bottoms that needed work.
Mom's refinishing work is still in great shape so nothing to do there.
And, now it is off to Eve's apartment!