Making bags

First a health update.    I have my next procedure on the 18th….this one is to break up the pancreatic stones ( Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy)   and then one more in January to take out any remaining fragments.      I am feeling a lot better the last few weeks 🙂

So I have been working on some quilting

I started my large tree

I have been working on bags.


I plan to get these all made into bags this week so I can get them listed for sale in time for Christmas.


Teddy gets tired watching

I did a new video of some feather drawing and quilting.

I also have some new machines!

This one was a gift…..it is a Singer 66 and it has its original cabinet!

It is in great working order….I just need to polish up the cabinet, (most always I just have the machine head and then they go into a mismatched treadle base) and I will do a post to show how I do that soon.

And 2 more gifts

They do need some work!

The singer 15 is from 1900 and the gold pheasant decals are much less common than some.     they are in bad shape   so they wont ever look perfect again……but I have started to clean it up.

so I can see how it sews

Works really well.     More cleaning needed, and some repairs (the bobbin winding mechanism needs a new spring) and it is good to go….

Happy Quilting!
Tim

 

Back to it

I am feeling a lot better these last few days (but I do have a cold now).

I have been doing some hand quilting.

And I finished the Teddy Bear Quilt


And a leather bag I have been working on forever

I think I can get a few more done in time for Christmas….fingers crossed.

I am going to work on quilting this one

Remember this one?


The Auction for this one starts this week……the proceeds benefit The Quilt Alliance

here is the link to the auction site http://www.benefitbidding.com/auctions/listings/index.cfm?auction=318&category=1946

There are some great quilts available which would make nice gifts.

Happy quilting
Tim

 

Quick Update

so here is the update on my medical journey. I have stones in my pancreas. I went in for a procedure on Thursday to see if they could be removed, the procedure was Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, it is done with a scope inserted through the mouth and down through the stomach into the intestines and then into the pancreas. . The Doctor was unable to get them out but was able to place some stints in the pancreatic duct. (the procedure triggered a bout of pancreatitis, but it was short and I was over it quickly ) the next step will be extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. which will break up the stones. stage 3 willl be for another Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to remove the stints and clear out any of the stone fragments. I am home and feeling good today, just waiting on scheduling the next step (the medical world seems to come to a complete stop on the weekends 🙂 ) It might be wishful thinking but I think just having the stints in is making it better, and reducing the constant pain I had.

So it looks like it will be all done by sometime this winter.

Meanwhile the cold crisp November mornings are reminding me of my favorite Christmas Story

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Will be posting some quilting right after the holiday
Tim

Teddy Bear

I have been working away on a Teddy Bear quilt.    I started it quite a while ago.

I stopped working on it because I was not feeling well, but I decided I need to finish it while the baby is still a baby ( I hope to get it in the mail tomorrow)
I was very careful to get all the steps on video and just finished downloading the video to find out that there is no sound!   So here are a few still pictures.


I just have to finish the binding.

I have my procedure on Thursday and hopefully I will be back t o work on Friday!   I have so many things I want to do.

Happy Quilting
Tim

Save

Teddy Wins

The Capitol Area Quilt Guild show is this week.

And Teddy won 2 ribbons!    best machine quilting and best original design


I am so excited to get an award for machine quilting because I did the quilting on an antique treadle machine.

I am still not feeling up to par (I could only take a few hours at the quilt show)  but I rally when I get to talk quilts…..I will be doing a presentation for the Tri-County Quilt Guild in Warren MI on Thursday, November 2nd at 10:00 am (First United Methodist Church of Warren 5005 Chicago Road Warren, MI. 48092.
I will be bringing the Teddy quilt to show at that meeting.  (as well as about 25 others)

Happy Quilting
Tim

Updates

My new furnace was installed today!

It took most of the day for installation so while that was happening I worked on a new bag.   It will hopefully be up for sale at the Etsy store soon https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I used the Wheeler and Wilson for one side and Singer VS for the other.   The furnace guy appreciated my old machines (and I counted them today and there are 50)

Here is a link to a nice interview I did with Quiltmaker  http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2017/10/saturday-morning-quilt-break-quilting-with-tim-latimer/

The trees outside my studio windows are changing.

My appointment to have the stones removed from my pancreas is Nov 16th.   After that I hope to be my old self again!!

I am way behind on reading and responding to comments but I hope to catch up soon 🙂

Happy Quilting!
Tim

 

Fall Garden

I started the fall cleanup in the garden today.     Here are the bags of what I did today.

I imagine this is about 1/10 of the total I need to do but good to make a start.

I also got some of my bulbs planted (100 today).     I need to clean up the beds so I can find the spaces where I want to plant them.   Here is a cleaned out bed.

Today I planted Tulips and anemone.  I still have 100 daffodil and 100 crocus to plant.

There are still some things that look good in the garden.   The grasses look great .

Here are a few more pictures (click on the pics to enlarge)

I picked the gourds today as well.

I also bought a few MI grown apples (ran out of steam today but maybe a pie tomorrow)

Teddy is glad I am done because he was tired of supervising.


He is sleeping now……his favorite activity is napping

I am about 1/2 way to my sales goal for the new furnace (thankfully it is still working but on its last legs)
More items added to the 25% off sale in the Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I think I will try to get some more yard work done tomorrow and get the rest of the bulbs planted.

Happy Gardening  and Quilting

Tim