twos, blues, and a R.I.P.

DSCN8375DSCN8372Two new placemats for mom – she loves the color blue. I have never been a great fan and my stash is pretty pathetic.  Guess we all know how to remedy that problem!  Hello Hawthorne Threads …DSCN8385The little Friedlander shirts are calling to me.  Make more, make more …DSCN8382DSCN8383Blocks for my Hive – again, I am seriously light on the blues.DSCN8381Auditioning blocks for a wedding quilt – now THERE’S a blue that I can get behind!  Pearl Bracelets continues to be a go-to fabric for me.

I’ve posted pictures of my amazing 40+ year old Bernina Record.  I had to get it out last week because my 180 was back in the repair shop.  Something terrible happened.  The Buffalo, otherwise known as my golden retriever, ran under my sewing table, got caught in the cords and took the machine with him.  All the way down the hall.

I am emotionally connected to that machine in ways that I cannot describe.  It knows things about me that no other person (or machine) could possibly know.  I literally have been GRIEVING its demise.  But gone it is, as the people I trust to repair called and gave me the bad news.  So I did what any good quilter would do.

I ordered a Juki 2010Q.  And I feel a little bit better.

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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3 Responses to twos, blues, and a R.I.P.

  1. etwaswolle says:

    condolences and hope the new machine loves you too!

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  2. Diane says:

    I just discovered your blog this morning, following a trail from Posie Gets Cosy. Your blog is fantastic! I am amazed at your fabrics and your sewing and quilting! My fabric selection is limited to Hobby Lobby or else driving an hour away to a fabric store.
    My sewing machine is a Bernina Record, which I really, really love. I found her in the newspaper ads from a lady who was selling her mothers items. She ( my machine I named Mamie) only had one presser foot , no accessories, but oh how I like this machine!!!!
    I am sorry to hear about your Bernina, but hope you will enjoy many wonderful hours with your new friend. I bet she is going to be fantastic!
    I live in Alabama, but would love to live by the water. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is our favorite place.
    Blessings to you and thank you for such a great blog!!!

    Diane

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    • jody says:

      Hi Diane, so nice to hear from you! I love that you named your Bernina Mamie – that is the name we called my maternal grandmother and she was a sewer from way back! We don’t have any quilt shops in my area any longer so I shop pretty exclusively online. Might I suggest that you take a look at Hawthorne Threads? They have the most wonderful site, the delivery is impeccable and they are really great folks.
      Thanks again for your lovely comments!
      best-
      Jody

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