Thursday, May 9, 2013

Post Show and the Adoption

Where did the week go?
It seems I have been rushing along all week...
trying to get myself back on track.
Let me catch up here a little...
warning... lots of pictures ahead...

  Here is the display of my quilts at the quilt show.
Well, most of the ones that were in the show anyway.











Then when the show was over and all the quilts got put away...
I ventured into my sewing room to see where I had left off on 
the "other" sewing projects...
I pulled out Swoon! 

I already had 5 blocks made and as of this morning, the 6th...
and one more ready to go!

Now, as for that adoption I had mentioned...

Do you remember a story from a long time ago...
that had a very sad ending...
I was attempting to change the battery in the smoke detector when at the last second I saw the cord of my sewing machine wrapped around the leg of the chair I was pulling across the floor so that 
I could stand on it. I didn't even have time to blink let alone leap to catch the machine that flew off the table and exploded into pieces. p.i.e.c.e.s.
I was beyond mad (at myself)... I just turned off the light and went to bed...
at like 7 o'clock. 


Mostly out of guilt, I have been limping along with it ever since...
however, I do rely on my Featherweights.
When I need a special stitch I call on my DDIL or
my friend Rhonda who so kindly  allow me to borrow their Pfaffs
for the special work. We all have the same machine... 
(mine a year older, and super glued together) so I know it well...
unfortunately, inside and out.
At the quilt show there was an area where the guild members sell
items... and for only $375. the Pfaff on the right called my name.


I bought myself a new to me sewing machine!
Now I can let my machine R.I.P.
(rest in pieces)

34 comments:

JoAnne said...

I love the photos! Thanks for sharing. I have enough Sew Cherry left for a quilt and I was thinking about doing Vintage Dishes, or another project. When I saw your Vintage Dishes I thought, "hey, that's a sign, I should do it." And then I saw your Swoon picture, and that is the other project I'm considering. I still don't know which one to do. It is cool that you adopted a new machine. Sew exciting!

Carol said...

Beautiful quilts Sinta. So sorry to hear about your sewing machine :(

But, glad you found a good deal on a new one. Pfaffs are really good.

Mary said...

Your quilts are lovely, and I bet even more impressive in person. Way to go on the New to You machine. Swoon is definitely on my quilting bucket list. Yours is looking great.

Karen said...

Your quilts look fabulous hanging- what a thrill. So sorry about your machine, glad you found a new one.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts! And what a story! So happy that you have found your forever machine once again.

Wendy said...

I'm glad you found a good deal on another machine. The quilt show has some talented quilters.

Izzy said...

Beautiful pictures and quilts. Swoon is also on my to do list. I promised myself it would get done this year!

Darlene said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts, Sinta.

I'm glad you found a 'new' machine.

beth said...

Wonderful quilt show! So happy you found a new to you machine! ;)

Lesley said...

Super quilts and a super show. Congrats on finding a new-to-you Pfaff!

Jennie in GA said...

You should be pleased at all of your lovely quilts on display!!

Anita said...

Love your quilts! Glad you got such a good deal on a good machine :)

Carrie said...

Good for you! I'm glad you bought a "new" machine - you deserve it. Not that your "old" machines haven't served you well and they will make mighty-fine back-ups.

Swoon is gorgeous - swoon-worthy. :)

Have a good weekend and get some rest! You've been busy.

Nicole said...

First of all. Your quilts are amazing. Truly beautiful. Secondly, you could sew on any kind of a clunker and have an incredible result, you are just that talented. That being said, I am so happy for you that you got a machine that is worthy of your genius! So happy that you have a new sewing machine to get acquainted with. Can't wait to see what you do with it@

Bouts Choisis said...

What a fantastic display of quilts. So glad your sad sewing machine story has a happy ending! Enjoy your new machine.

Satu said...

I enjoyed your quilt show photos (in this and the previous post)! Your quilts are fabulous, they all look so gentle and soft!! I'm glad you got a 'new' Pfaff! And Swoon is also on my Have to do -list;o)

Hildy said...

Your quilts are beautiful. And don'tworry your not the only one without a Swoon yet - me, too. Perhaps I should work on mine,too?
Congrats to your new Pfaff. Mine is 28 yo now, I recently found the recipe from April,17th 1985 when my mom bought it. Now it's mine and I hope it'll be for a long time:-)

gailss said...

Beautiful gallery of quilts and you are amazing Sinta. Love looking at the pics and just makes me want to get back to my sewing area and work....LOL! Sorry to hear that your machine was in an accident but looks like in the long run, you made a great choice for a "new" machine. I also have a pfaff I wouldn't want to part with. I hope never!
Gail

Kate said...

Love all your quilts. Congrats on the new machine :-)

cherylj said...

All of your quilts are so beautiful, thank you for sharing pictures. Congrats on the new machine too!

gwendiequilts said...

Really beautiful quilts!!! And congratulations on finding another machine.

Cindy said...

Beautiful quilts, Sinta. You surely are talented!
How cool that you all sew on e same machines. I hope your "new to me" machine becomes a fast friend. Happy weekend.

Shelley said...

Love the story about your Pfaff and so happy you have a new one lol! lucky you that you got to put so many of your lovely quilts in the show..in ours, we get to put one only to hang and we have a small guild.Happy stitching sinta and oh yeah, i'm to see the quilt the the dresden faces turned into flowers..I had forgotten about that one..i want to make one like it some day:)

Linda said...

I would be hard pressed to name a favorite of your quilts, they are all so lovely and each different. I am so happy for you with your "new to you" machine!

Auntie Pami said...

Save it, you may need it, sure do love the quilt show!

Janaina Machado said...

Hi Sinta! I'm amazed by your beautiful work! Lots of quilts to see in your blog! And thank you for grabbing the Simply Retro Quilt Along button! I'm looking forward to see your projects during the Quilt Along!

Sarah said...

Pfaff are the best! The European manufactured brands will last and last. Your quilts look great. I like the Christmas tree one. I haven't seen it before on your blog.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love a Pfaff, and it made me sick to read about yours falling off the table. I had that happen to me; but mine was purchased second hand, so it held together because there is no plastic on it.

I hope you and your Pfaff have many happy years together!

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jlgwyn said...

Happy Mother's Day Sinta!

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Sally Jane said...

Your quilts were such an inspiration and your display of them was perfect.

What an awful story about your sewing machine, so glad that it had a happy ending.

It is always fun to read your blog. See you around :)

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