Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer Glory

Sunflowers!  Definitely a late summer look.  I finally attached the binding to "Summer Glory".  I have added it as my header picture.  This is another of the raw edge monthly series wall hangings by Sarah Sporer that I have been working on.


I received a narrow table runner from Julie of Julie K Quilts.  She often plays with strips of fabric and does creative string quilts.  The runner is the perfect size to fit on the ledge above the fireplace. She quilted it with big stitching which fits my prim style.  A big thank you, Julie!




On vacation, we found an antique shop in southeastern Ohio that was crammed full of Imperial and Fenton art glass.  We purchased a few pieces but also found a toy sewing machine that interested me.  And it came home with me.  A gift from my DH.  It is a Necchi Supernova and has its own little carrying case.


The handle on the case is not in good shape but the latch still works.  I have not decided where its final resting place will be.

I am trying to figure out where I am at on quilt projects and sort through parts and pieces.  Wish me luck.
Karen

25 comments:

julieQ said...

Looking good!! Love your sunflowers!!

Julierose said...

Love that raw edged sunflower! I have never heard of a Super Nova machine--but it looks neat! good luck with it. Still need to have my foot pedal looked at! It's like a Corvette--way too fast for me! Maybe a spray of WD40 and a cleaning...DH is going to look at it tomorrow...hugs, Julierose

cucki said...

Looking so sweet x

Rosa said...

Wonderful sunflower and your makchine looks good,Have fun playing with it!!

Sue said...

LOVE SUNFLOWERS !!!

What a find on the sewing machine

I collect vintage toy sewing machines and have not seen this one before

susis quilts said...

dear karen,what a lovely sunflower,and a nice little sewingmachine,have a nice weekend,susi

sunny said...

Of course you know I would totally love the sunflower!! And your little sewing machine is adorable.

Cheryl said...

The sunflowers are all in bloom here in Colorado and are so cheery! Love the little sewing machine...nice gifts from both DH and Julie!

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your little sunflower! Doesn't Julie make the nicest things! Your toy sewing machine looks very stylish, not like other toy machines I have seen.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous sunflower!! And good luck sorting out where you are with your projects.... at my house, that could be scary!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your sunflower looks like the ones in my garden. There heads are turned towards the neighbors because of the sun so they look a bit shy from my side. LOL Love the little sewing machine how cute! The table runner is so cute, the variety of stitching she did is perfect!

Jeanna said...

Love the sunflower! Your little sewing machine is cute and yes, interesting. Julie made a nice runner. Good luck sorting through your projects.

WoolenSails said...

The sunflowers are wonderful. I still have to do my mini pieces. Love your little machine, what a fun gift to get.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

Seeing many nice sunflower quilts on blogs now. I really like yours. Unique quilting design, too.
Isn't Julie a sweetheart? That is a cute string runner. Looks good there.
What a fun little machine. Does it actually stitch?

Denise said...

Once again your header is fantastic!!

Barb said...

cute toy machine, how fun.
Your sunflower mini is really cute - don't you just love sunflowers? There is one near my home and I love seeing it.
what a nice runner from Julie

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Just love your sunflower quilt! So gorgeous! And what a sweet gift from Julie ... as soon as I read the first line, I expected to see plaids and wasn't disappointed!

Lori said...

I'm feeling a bit scatterbrained with my quilt projects. Need to get organized too.
What a cute little sewing machine!!

Cyndi said...

I made that Sarah Sporer series when it first came out .....think I quilted with big stitch----probably my first....loved them. Will have to look for them and perhaps remake the ones I sold when involved in an artisan co-op.....More Stuff I want to make!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a great find--that little machine is pretty cute!

Dawn said...

Sweet little machine! Love the quilts behind it too.
You had a great vacation. Enjoy revisiting your sewing room and projects.

belarmina said...

Precioso edraron de girasoles!!!
felicidades por el regalo,
la maquina una joya....
saludos

Anonymous said...

Sweet gift from Julie! She did good! I loving your new machine!

Daniëlle said...

Were my dad's favourite flowers and they are mine too!

Carrie P. said...

Love sunflowers.
How nice of Julie to make you a table runner.
Neat little sewing machine.