Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time is Flying By

Can't believe we're half way through February already, wow.  ( I started this post on the 14th don't know where the week went).

I've been keeping busy with several smallish projects such as my Para Cord Bracelets for Operation Shoebox, and smaller brighter para cord bracelets for  Operation Christmas Child, which is an effort under the international organization "Samaritan's Purse".


They need 100 for this years Christmas boxes.





In between bracelets I have whipped up some pillowcases for an ongoing project that our guild is working on for sick kids.


This is the only pic I can find,  there were some made from Star Wars fabric that apparently I forgot to snap before turning them in.

My big news is that I got a new sewing machine for my Christmas/Birthday present to myself.



The back story on the machine is that I went to a "sew in" with my guild members and one of them let me sew on her new Brothers machine.  I was thinking of getting a machine for taking to this type of event and meetings for a while now but test driving hers the day before my birthday pushed me over the edge.    I went to the local quilt store (Sharkies in Wildwood, FL) and lucky for me there was a huge holiday sale going on for Brothers machines.  Due to the size of the sale I was even able to upgrade a couple of levels.  On the down side since the sale was so good I was on back order for a month.  Finally got it on February 1.  It is wonderful. As a bonus I am due to get the custom carrying case and gift card in the mail next month.

This is the first finish on the new baby.  It is #2 for 2017 for the local Honor Flight which has a group
going out the end of March.







I also managed to finish MJ's Christmas Afghan.  It measures in at 45 x 74 when laying flat.  I tried to measure it with him holding it and it was a bit longer. It weighs a ton ( made from 13, 5 oz skeins) .



She was so tempted to jump up on that chair.  Good thing that it scares her when it rocks.


She finally got bored and I could take a shot without her butt in it.

I'm heading back into my sewing room now to play with the new toy.  Enjoy the day.

3 comments:

  1. Congrats of the new machine. I have always had good experiences with my brother machines. I must have hit the same sale here in Ky. I'm still waiting for the delivery of my Brother Dream Machine Quilter. I wanna play too. While I did not get some of the extras you received, they are going to come and help set it up and show me all the bells and whistles. They will come one more time and later and answer any questions I might have after using it a few times.
    I just pulled out the spring runner you made for me. It just pops, it has made me start getting out my Easter stuff. Do you realize Easter is only 3 1/2 weeks away? Can't believe it. Give Tink a pet for me, she knows a good thing when she see's it. Bet it is really warm. Anyway have a great day.

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  2. Well Happy Birthday/Christmas sewing to you Selina! What fun to have a new sewing machine to play with. Your Honor quilt is stunning! It will be greatly appreciated I'm sure. The bracelets and pillow cases also will be greatly appreciated. You are so lucky to have the time to assist with so many great causes. A beautiful afghan too. It looks so cozy and warm on these many wet chilly days and nights.

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