Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The scavengers hunt

During my trip to my daughters this month I became a sewing machine repairman.  She had 2 sewing machines and neither worked.  With a little oil and elbow grease they soon were purring like new.  I'll have to admit one of the machines gave me quite the workout.  However with the help of the handy dandy Internet she's up and running. Singer 2000 Athena.  First of its kind, and probably the last.  In order to wind the bobbin you leave it in the bobbing housing.  Very strange but efficient.  After figuring out how to use it I loved it! 


 Anyway my daughter expressed a interest in quilting while I was looking through a new quilt magazine.  There was a quilt she loved in an advertisement.  Do you know how hard it is to find a pattern for a quilt that isn't being advertised?  The advertisement was for sewing room furniture.  Well long story short, once again I went to my personal library(internet) and after about an hour I found a blogger that had made the pattern, e-mailed her, and she gave me the wrong publication for the pattern.  But the most wonderful thing happened while at the half price book store.  Yep you guess it, I found the exact pattern I was looking for!  What are the chances of that happening!?  


This is the pattern my daughter liked.  Not my cup of tea when it comes to style.  But I'm willing to get any new quilter going!  So I put together some fabric from my stash.

Can you believe it all fit in this bubble envelope!  It took a couple of tries, where there's a will there's a way!  She has no idea that I found her pattern and that its on its way.  The last time I talked to her.  I told her I couldn't find the pattern.  She's going to be so suprised!  Now if she can figure out how to put it together.  For the first project its a doosy!  Thats what momma's are for!


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