Saturday, February 11, 2012

Some sweet treats ...

I don't seem to have it in me right now to sit down and write a huge post about my trip, so I'll take it in small bites and post little bits and pieces over a little while.

While we were at Road to CA, we took a mystery class with Tracey Brookshier, it was really such fun, and here is the top I created as a result:

In the class I got the blocks almost entirely finished, and then put the top together while were on retreat at Linda's beach house.

Because I couldn't bring my own machine over (travel weight and voltage issues) I used one of Linda's dear sweet featherweights while we were travelling. She's such a darling - she let me use her precious white/mint one. Well, let me say this: I fell in love with that dear sweet little baby, and I made it my mission to find one of my own! This is the precious machine that came home with me:

A big shout out to the baggage handler that gave the bag this beauty was in such a terrible beating, but luckily for me everything made it home relatively unscathed. I realised afterwards that I should have put it in fragile freight - but I guess that's by-the-bye now.

And here is a picture of 90% of the fabric I dragged home ... I still have no idea where I'm going to put it all. Plenty of my friends have offered me good homes for it ... but I'm still a bit attached to it all at this stage :-)

Well, that's it for now ... I'll check back in again soon! xox


Mary said...

Jealous of your find! Glad you got one while you were here. It will remind you of your trip every time you sew on it.

Clare said...

Oh poor baby. Did she get battered about? What a gorgeous find!


Miriam said...

Ohh, your new machine is very cute!!

Pip said...

I'm also happy to offer a home for the fabric, if you get tired of it that is :)

Looks as if you had a wonderful time on your trip and came home with many wonderful memories.

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful little machine...glad it stood up to the beating...

Karen said...

I have been looking at your posts about sewing machines. I have one of the celery color Featherweights too. They come in a tan also but I have never found one I could pay the price for. I don't really have to have one. Have two of the black ones. Just would be nice.


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