And how did you spend your New Years Day? I participated in the the New Years Day One Day Mystery over at Planet Patchwork.
This is the top minus a border of the background fabric
and a close up. I am pretty happy with my fabric choices. This was fun and I will probably do this again. I am also thinking of putting an extra border of either piano keys or just 2 1/2 in squares of all the colors except the background. I might have enough of the background to add a 2nd round of that.
And introducing Miss Harriette! She is a Singer 301 with a story.
I have been looking off and on for a 301 for at least a year. For one reason or another, they
just didn't fit. Too pricey, no case, bad condition...you get the picture.
About a week and a half before Christmas, I found one on Craigslist. I was interested.
Everything looked good...there were some dings and a few discolorations on the paint. That did
not concern me. I am interested in SEWING on it. I may be teaching kids to sew again in the summer. I needed one more machine that would be a workhorse.
One glitch: It was WAAAAY across town. That was Saturday and I had a trip planned the next Friday to pick our DD up at a regional airport on that side of town. I called and the man said he didn't know me. He had been stood up before, so he would not hold it. He would take my name and call me if it sold. A few hours pass, and of course, I have to log onto Craigslist to see if there is another
one that just POPPED up. This one was not listed. (OH NO....it SOLD!) Another hour passes,
and I notice I have missed a call and have a voicemail. (OH DRAT! He is calling to tell me someone else snatched it up...::sniff::::) I listen to the voicemail. It was a womans' voice saying:
'Hi, Beth, this is N-, from R-S- blog. I dont' know if you remember me. I dont' blog anymore, but we were blog friends. GUESS who's husband is selling the 301!? HE does not know you, but I DO. We will be happy to hold it for you till Friday!'
OH MY GOODNESS!
I brought her home (where she stayed in the car a few days during the holiday rush! She was SO LONELY!)
Now she is happily playing in my sewing room. Sitting, I might add, perched on top of where the Bernina is stashed!
We played all day until 10:30PM and we both fell asleep as soon as our heads hit the pillow!
She is named after my maternal grandmother. Both of my grands sewed...ALOT.
I seem to have inherited a double dose!
Thanks N and T! I just wish we had taken a picture with Harriette!