Where to start? The last three weeks are just a blur, so many family events, so much work, and hardly any sewing. I'm a little bit unhinged from all the activity, we had a great time of course, but I need a little bit of solitude this week. I hope I haven't jinxed anything by saying that.
I intend to get some sewing time in this afternoon, after I see to the necessary work, and I will be sewing on the units for the Cracker border. I came home one night, after a long day of social stuff, and sewed 100 HSTs all at once, then ironed them. That was nice, mindless, busywork.
I also started another project as a leader-ender. I've been admiring Bonnie's Split 9-patch, and suddenly decided to make it in blues and yellow-creams, to use up the huge amount of scraps I've been generating with my blue quilts.
I also made a couple of blocks to see if they were suitable for a scrap reduction project, and I quite like them.
In other news, I am back sewing on my Beloved, my Singer 538. I managed to source another power cord for her, not an exact match, but it works. I answered an ad on Gumtree, a local online sales site, and went round to see two sewing machines. I was really surprised to see that the seller was a young man, and he showed me his collection of vintage machines that he restores himself. It was so interesting to meet a fellow enthusiast; when I told him how many machines I owned he called out to his Mum in the next room 'There's someone here with more machines than me!', and she came out to have a chat, and also showed me a chevron quilt he'd made and quilted on his Singer 201. He'd done a great job, how wonderful to be quilting so early in life.