The other day my well-used sewing machine bit the dust. I was shopping for a new one and waiting for my daughter to bring me one of hers to try out. However, tragedy struck before this could happen. Well, tragedy is overstating it, but my feeling of loss was quite real.
It happened two days ago. I was working on my January Scrap Attack goal, finishing binding my Rainbow Geese quilt, when the needle broke right off. That was okay and I tried to replace it. However, with my clumsy attempts I broke off the needle holder itself and was unable to reattach it. Here's the quilt with the unfinished side hidden.
Suddenly I had time on my hands with nothing to do and realized how much I actually do with my machine each day. Reading or cleaning closets did not fill that void. Last night was the end of the Olymplics figure skating as well.
So I went hunting through my sewing room and finally found a large number of purple 4-patches hidden away. They were part of a Bonnie Hunter challenge which I never completed. To show you all that I have done some purple work this week, I laid out this block on my slippery design floor. I just had to have more than one photo for this post.
This is just a fraction of the patches which would make a baby quilt. I'm thinking I could use them to frame some cute panel, or as a border for my pink and purple crib quilt.
So that's all the news from here this week, other than the fact that most of the snow has melted and my fingers are no longer frozen.
Have a good week, everyone.
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