Monday, November 29, 2010

My "Baby" is Back!

Finally my sewing machine came home today! The problem is fixed for now - I was told that they don't know what happened and it will probably happen again. I am just thrilled to have it back after over a week. Sewing on my old machine reminded me why I replaced it.

I am back to machine quilting! I just have to finish sewing the binding on this Christmas log cabin table topper.

I free motion quilted a holly and swirl all over design.

With a coordinating design for the border. I used Invasifil for the top and Aurifil 50 for the bobbin, with a #70 Microtex needle.

Over at Jo's Country Junction , she kindly mentions my quilt along, mentioning that she wished she was doing an online quilt along instead of her LQS' BOM. She said that she always spends more money when she goes in to pick up her BOM. I had never thought of this - but when I went to pick up my sewing machine today, I did come home with some extra thread!! Glad I don't belong to my LQS' BOM. ☺

I had a surprise the other day when I went to check on my plants in the basement under grow lights - a succulent was blooming! I have had this plant for a number of years and this is the first time it has bloomed. The flower was a least 8" across - but it smelled like something had died!!

Back to my sewing machine!!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your table topper is stunning. So glad you have your machine back...grin.

So the flower is beautiful to look at only......

Linda said...

Your quilting looks beautiful!! Holly is the perfect motive for your topper. Love it! I'm right there with you on being without a machine. I try to just work on hand projects when that happens. I'm too spoiled with my good machine! Succulent is gorgeous! How exciting to get a bloom after all those years! Well worth the wait!

Deanna said...

Regardless of smell, that is one amazing flower!

Cheryll said...

I really love the colours in the table topper! Well done!

Cheryl said...

What an unusual cactus bloom! And the quilting is stunning. Love the holly leaves.

Anonymous said...

Your topper is wonderful! I see Fruitcake popping up all over this week and love it!

Needled Mom said...

Glad that you have the machine back. Too bad they could figure out what had happened.

Love your topper! It is so pretty.

What a neat looking bloom on your succulent. I'm not sure that I would like the smell of it.

Joan said...

What a beautiful flower - no wonder is out of the way if it has such a bad smell - strange :) Having your baby back is great news..