Brrrr It's cold out there again.... Mother Nature is reminding us Mid-Michiganers that it is still March and after all it is Michigan!!! Hummm let's see if I can insert a picture here........
This is the view outside the window while it was sleeting ....oh joy freezing rain!!!!! NOT!!!
YEAH!!!! Doing the Happy Dance!!!! I did it!!! Ummm okay ......... nobody saw that right?
Sooooo anyways.... I've been playing with "Charlie" my 1916 "Redeye" Singer sewing machine.
And I sat down to work on one of my mini challenge quilts from my smallquilttalk.com yahoo group with author Kathy Tracy. Feb's pattern was "Broken Dishes" with the option of embroidery for the center block. I got to the point of rehearsing border fabrics.
My points aren't exactly the best but this is the first real workout on a machine that have a simple straight stitch, no reverse and no guide lines.... but I kind of like it.
Once the top is completed I'll hand quilt it. Oh yeah that center... was plain bright white muslin.... until I toyed with a little tea-dyeing. I can't decide if I should have let it go for a little longer in the tea.
So as you can see I have been keeping busy today. But I would like to hear what you think. Too busy? Too Old-fashion? If you saw something like this for sale, would it grab your attention? Or is soooooo ugly that the best thing I could do is throw in the back for the closet saving the world from ever seeing it?