Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa gifts a new Sewing Machine into the growing family…

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house… Ok, it wasn’t really that dramatic, but I was like a kid waiting for the last postmaster delivery before Christmas and look…the universe delivers!

Santa aka Aunty Linda sent me a beauty! ***Squeal***  Isn’t she cute and spunky?

Lovely...

 

 

What shall I name her? A prize is in order if I pick your story/name for her!

 

 

 

To help you understand my nervosa, “see related post” to meet the rest of my needle family… Woohoo!

Ok, here is the story… My Aunty Linda visited and I made her, her first quilt “see post”.  You see, she is quite a collector and more times than not, you can stop by her house to find treasures before you go and scour the universe for treasures!  Case in point, she happened to have this gem times two!!! So she parted this one inspired by QUTI and of course because she loves me!!!

I am in search of an original manual if anyway can find one for me to buy!!!  I believe it is a Singer SewHandy Model 40k.

So I feel loved and blessed this holiday season…thank you Aunty!

P.S.  This is your virtual thank you card! Ha! Just kidding!

P.S.S.  Don’t forget to share your Quilting Under The Influence of The Holidays Stories!

 

Friday night coaster

I realized that I was officially hooked on quilting when I got home one Friday evening after a very long week of work and I felt a craving to turn on my machine and do some sort of quilting to help me wind down.

For a moment I thought about just randomly sewing fun stitches onto scraps of fabric, but it seemed a bit wasteful and unsatisfying.

So I got an evening cocktail pondering what to create to relax myself and immerse myself into the soothing quilting zone. While my husband cooked dinner (his fantastic cooking is one of his many talents) and my son was busy reenacting a Thomas the Train story, I decided to make one of the most simple, relaxing projects possible. A coaster. Within a half an hour I was able to pour one more glass and now had something to set it on!

Cheers, Kelly at QUTI

PS: Coaster works with a variety of beverages.  This was a quilting under the influence of a latte day.