Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vacation's Over

There was a little sewing going on during vacation - there would have been alot more if I hadn't pulled the table out from under the featherweight!  Damage was done, but hubby assures me he can fix it 'as good as new'.  Girls (Lexie - 9 and Elle - 10) decided on a snuggle quilt - 12 '9 patch' blocks each.  I purchased a jelly roll of a line I thought they'd like (better than my favorite repro stash) - it worked out well.  I did alot of cutting, pinning, and trimming and they did a little sewing.  We'll pick back up next vacation when the machine is feeling better.  They did a great job and had alot of fun. 

I don't have much to share on my own progress (nada progress!), so I'm sharing some photos from John Sauls' Antiques taken at Houston show last year - beautiful display and gracious vendor!  I don't have access to a photo editor, so please excuse the picture quality.


 




13 comments:

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

So sorry about you FW, hope it's back in session soon. The pics from the Houston show are very nice. I love that last one. Imagine the work! Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Janet O. said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful quilts from Houston!

Taryn said...

I liked the antique eye candy. I saw John Saul's booth in Chicago last year. It was pretty great. So sorry about the machine but you are lucky the hubby can fix it. My Bernina has been in the shop for awhile with no sign of returning yet.

Marilyn Robertson said...

I can just imagine how you felt when you saw that your Featherweight was damaged! Yeah for a Hubby that can fix it! Thanks for the quilt show.

Dawn said...

Those sweet smiles say it all - the girls will remember the time spent sewing with you forever.
Bet your Featherweight will be back in service soon - they are tough little work horses.
Love the antique quilts - thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

How lovely to capture their interest at an early age, something that is needed to secure future quilters.
Love that quilt on John Sauls stand. I hope to get to Houston one of these years.

Nicky said...

Hope you get your FW back up and frunning soon but lovely quilts in the meantime! The first one is my favourite! The girls and their blocks - both cute!

Janet said...

I think you may have sewn a seed with the girls and quilting, glad they loved it. Poor FW, glad your DH can fix it up. Thanks for the beautiful antique quilt photos

Janet said...

Thanks for the gorgeous photos of the antiques booth. I'd love to look at all the folded up ones too - so tantilizing to see the little that shows :0) I'm sorry to hear about your featherweight - hope it's stitching again soon. How fun to get the girls excited about quilting :0)

Lori said...

What a lvoely booth! I'd be drawn to it immediately!!

The girls smiles say it all!!

Jamie said...

Love your blog...it's my favorite quilt blog!
Always at the end of long work day I check my email and your blog....it's so amazing to have quilt ideas, literary material, quilting events, and quilt shows.

Barb said...

Oh the girls look so cute and proud of there work - how fun!
love the antique quilts photos - sigh.....

Christine said...

I stood their last year at Houston and took almost the same pictures. Bought a quilt top while there.

cheers
Christine