Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Prizes and other stuff

Last month I entered my quilted jacket in one of the weekly themed contests at Quilting Gallery and won!  I won a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  I took several weeks before I finally ordered something from there (its been a busy month).  Well, here is what I ordered.  Fons & Porters's Fussy Cut Templates, and two washable markers.
  The Fussy Cut Templates come in 5 different sizes, 2", 3", 4" 5" and 6" finished block sizes.  I am in a Santa block exchange (due in July) and these templates will help me, I'm sure.  Since I hand quilt, I'm always on the look out for marking products to use.  The Fat Quarter Shop was great!  My order arrived very quickly.  I was surprised at how quickly it arrived, since I didn't ask for the 'fastest' delivery option.  I think it took 2 days after I ordered for my order to arrive.  WOW!  Thanks Fat Quarter Shop and also Quilting Gallery for hosting the contest.  Thanks also to those who voted for my jacket.  I
 I've been trying to purchase this 'Students Manual of Machine Sewing' by Singer from the local Restore that just opened for about a month now.  I found it in the drawer of a beautiful Singer 201 machine.  They didn't know it was in the drawer and pulled it out to price it separately. 

  I wish I could have come home with the Singer 201, but, it is in a cabinet, and I just don't have the room for another machine in a cabinet or treadle.  Well, I've been waiting for almost a month for them to price this manual.  They finally priced it and called me back.  Needless to say, I probably paid too much for it, but, it's now MINE!  Cool!  I actually have this on PDF, but, now I have an original copy, too!

I found this great "Automatic Hand Machine' at the local Salvation Army store.  Isn't it cute!  It really works, too.  It makes a great, tiny chain stitch.  The feed dogs move backwards from regular machines, but, after some practice, it was fun to sew with.  The price was right, too.
Automatic Hand Machine
The last picture is of my littlest dog, Katie, sniffing the tulips.  Katie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  I'll show more pictures as the garden gets more work done on it.  This is from Mother's Day.  My guys grilled me steak (yum!) and they all did lots of yard work.  I mainly supervised.  I really don't like gardening, but, I LOVE to look at all the flowers.  My oldest son is now my gardener/planter.  He does a great job. 


  1. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

  2. Congrats on your finds and win! The "Automatic Hand Machine" is cute. I recently obtained a Student's Manual too. I'm surprised at all the information from machine care, how to use attachments, to different types of cabinets for the machines. Wonderful manual!

  3. you sure did win and I saw it...lovely!!


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