The pieced New York Beauty Pillow top is now ready for my favorite part - the machine quilting.
(the stripe border is a couple inches larger on all side and will be trimmed after quilting. Adding a couple of inches allows for shrinkage of the top with quilting and the extra fabric gives something to hold on to when quilting the border)
a new journal started - made from a "vintage" Ramones album Seeing the Ramones in the 70's at CBGB, literally changed my life and at that moment I realized that everything is possible. and in keeping with a Ramones theme, I added another tag to my military bag. This is my everyday bag, that has turned into the only bag that I use. What I especially like about this bag is its always changing appearance and I add whatever I find as it comes my way. No one "gets it" but that is fine the bag as it is today at this exact moment
It's not that my Kindle needed a case but more that I needed an reason to make another small quilted project. A good jelly roll project. I used Moda "Kansas Troubles Favorites 2 and Sweet Pea - Kansas Troubles Quilters". the back I love zippers! Since I am probably the only one in the world that doesn't have a cell phone, I didn't need a compartment for it, just my reader and a few little pockets to tuck some money and an ID. I take my Kindle everywhere, so this case can be used like a clutch but still small enough to tuck into a bag.
my favorite vintage my favorite one that I made this one I use every day by my sewing machine
a good tip: I put marks on my sewing machine needles with a sharpie for every hour they are used. A good way to get the most use out of a needle and keeping the old ones for crafting guerilla and paper sewing. pincushion for travel made from a pill bottle
I loved my first generation Kindle and I didn't think I would ever need to upgrade it. That was until I was given a Kindle Paperwhite, the edge light makes reading in the middle of the night possible, small size easy to hold and perfect to tuck into a pocket, a gentle tap to turn pages, it is hands down the most incredible reader.
My favorite Rocketbuster boots express it well, the other boot has "trails". Yes, that is purple leather toes with white stars and turquoise stitchin'. Love them and wear them so much they have had to be resoled several times. Heaven is a custom pair of boots.
Next week, I am having my cervical spine surgery. I will be having help every morning for a couple of weeks. My helper has offered to do packing and mailing of etsy orders, so I will be able to keep my etsy shops open. I won't be adding any new items for probably the entire month of March. Ralph the Dog and Hachinohe Bart the cat.
Couldn't have a blog post without some pictures to look at, now could we.
I am unable to answer emails and questions for a couple of weeks.