Today has not been the best of days. I had to go for my annual MRI. It was very rough this time. I can't eat for 6 hours before. It was at 1:30 this afternoon and I woke up at 8:00 a.m. We ate afterward and I got sick within the hour! Trying to remind myself of the good things of my 48 hours off.
On Saturday I mentioned my version of Cyber Monday - a sale at Connecting Threads. They were sneaky. I knew it would be samplers but they changed what they had available. I also bought some clearance fabric for some projects. I couldn't remember everything but this is what the email said today:
1 4970 * Batik Vacation Half Yard Sampler
1 4955 * Birchtree Lane Fat Quarter Sampler
1 4961 * Bits & Bobbins Half Yard Sampler
20 2187 * Bristol-Red
2 4949 * Canning Day Fat Quarter Sampler
2 4954 * Canterbury Fat Quarter Sampler
1 4589 * Christmas Cheer Stack
1 4590 * Christmas Cheer Strips
16 2901 * Cozy Indoors-Toffee
1 4599 * Fairytale Charms
1 4688 * Farmhouse Fat Quarter Sampler
1 4582 * Harvest Time Strips
8 2504 * Trees-Hollyberry
8 2505 * Trees-Leaf
1 4594 * Wilderness Strips
My SIL went to JoAnn's for me and got me 22 yards of Warm and Natural Batting. I think my stash is full enough for most anything right now! I have to confess when Moda's Cattails and Clovers became available I went to my LQS and bought enough to make a queen size Orion's Star for my DIL. CT sent me an email that said thread is 40% off and they have added more samplers but I am resisting. So far....
NO more fabric! I am grounding myself! Starting in January I am going to try to monitor my usage and post it here to keep me honest. Wish me luck!
Now....playing with the treadle. My treadle is a bit of an odd duck. She is a Singer 9W7. She was manufactured between 1910 and 1914. Singer bought out Wheeler and Wilson but continued to make the same machines badging them as Singers. That is what I have.
After that I did some piecing.
This is what her cabinet looks like right now:
Someday, I hope she looks like this:
The cabinet, not the machine!
I don't feel the need for another treadle. I love this one. It is the first of Singer's full rotary hook bobbins. I believe they got that technology from Wheeler and Wilson. She is quiet and had a nice stitch despite the fact she is still filthy. I did find I can't treadle well on the carpet. Mike made runners for under her and that made treadling easier. He just called and said the power is out again. See why I need a working treadle??