It has been so Hot in Lansing!! record breaking hot! hotter than it has been since 1891 but several degrees. Not quilting or gardening weather!
Here are the last 5 days.
I didn’t catch the highs every day….a few went over 100.
Well I sure hope it goes down soon. The forecast says Wednesday will go back to normal……that would be a drop of over 30 degrees….and very welcome!
I have not yet heard back from my GI doctor so not sure yet what the plan is for my stomach/abdomen pain yet. Sure hope they get it together soon!
Meanwhile I am putting quilts on sale 25% off again until the end of Sept. Here is the Link https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
I am also going to add a few more for sale this week after I decide which I can live without LOL so stay tuned.
and if it cools off I might even be able to get some more quilting done!
I got the new machine set up in a table (I really do prefer to have a machine in a table rather than on top of a table) and gave it a test drive today.
It is a great machine!
I finished the butterfly quilt
Here is how I do the binding.
I enjoyed the painting process so I started another .
I love birch trees and fall leaves
I will add a border to this one to make it larger.
I saw the Dr on Tuesday and there is yet to be a definitive answer or solution to the pain in my abdomen. They want to do an Endoscopic ultrasound, so I said “great schedule it for as soon as we can” next available is mid Oct. So will wait 6 weeks and then have that test and go from there.
Meanwhile I will do as much quilting as I can 🙂
I am working on finishing the Butterfly quilt. This is the Quilt I did with Derwent Inktense pencils that my friend Ginny George sent me (I plan to do a video of how I do the drawing/painting soon). I have it all finished except for the binding. I will also do a short video to demo how I do machine binding.
The new machine That I won arrived! I have not tried it yet, but I will soon
I am working on a baby quilt, the colors to match the nursery are pink and gray.
here is some of the fabric and my less than perfect plan.
fabric cut into 2.5 inch strips and then 2.5 inch squares.
so there is the start……I will do some detail with the machine quilting (that is where the new machine will make it debut)
I added a few fabric scraps just to get an idea what it will look like with a face
After this is stitched together I will add borders .
I decided to mark down all the quilts and bags in my Etsy store 25% until the end of the month https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts . New items hopefully starting in Sept.
Teddy is tired and ready for some attention
The coneflowers are blooming away in the garden.
It inspired me to start this quilt.
I worked on it a little more
I have a lot of background quilting to go and I want to do a bit more painting.
I worked on the sewing machine top….here is the before
Not perfect to be sure but I hope I look that good when I am 130.
Now I can clean up a bit and re-organize to find a good place to put it ….it sews beautifully so I do plan to use it .
I finished the Tree Quilt (actually this one is a study for the larger tree quilt)
I decided to offer it for sale https://www.etsy.com/listing/546834507/blue-moon-art-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_1
The top for the Singer VS2 arrived. It needs a lot for work! but it is going to be great.
I will post some more pictures as I work on cleaning it up.
I am working on a leather briefcase/messenger bag on one of my Singer 15’s
And I did a video
I am going to see a physical therapist on Wednesday…..hopefully I can get the kinks worked out of my shoulders and elbows and knees. I had x-rays of my hands and they showed degeneration many of the joints in the fingers, thumbs and wrists ….will see what they can do about that if anything.
I’ll keep you posted. Fortunately none of this is bothered by machine quilting so I have plenty to keep my busy! I have a few hand quilting projects in progress forever now that I really want to finish so hopefully soon.
I got the old Singer running…..
and I found some pictures of one from an old auction record
That helped to know what I needed to look for in the top and base.
I found a top that is in very bad shape but it is the same as this pictures above so I ordered it and will work on restoring it.
I also found a few bases but have not decided if I want to buy one ( the top will fit on one of my existing bases)
anyway this 18 dollar machine has the potential of being very expensive!
here is a longer video I did
I will post some more pictures when I get it all cleaned up and put together….
I did try some Free Motion quilting on it and it works great!
I worked some more on the Blue tree quilt. I took a break from quilting to start on the painting. I am using acrylic paint and water……I am not worried about a fabric medium since this is a wall hanging and will not need to stand up to washings.
I have a lot of painting to go and a lot of quilting. This is the small practice version (30″ x 45″)
the bigger one is 60″ square and I will start that soon.
Here is a tour of the garden today (click pictures to enlarge)
I got the old singer stitching beautifully! I will show you that next time.