Not much sewing progress lately, but I have been looking through books. I love the simplicity of this quilt. Jan and I split a bolt of unbleached muslin last fall (which I haven't dipped into yet). I have 25 yards at home, but none where I'm spending the winter. My buddy Jan sent me a 1/2 yd so I can get a start. I'm on vacation next week, so maybe I can make some progress.
Hubby and I were browsing through an antique shop and look what came home with me! The detailing is in great shape. I think the machine is from the 1930's. It's a portable, but heavy. Only thing that would make it better is if it was in a wooden base - this one has the canvas type fabric. The machine runs great. This makes up for the featherweight that got away (and this one was half the price of the featherweight - so win, win).
I went off the grid a couple weeks ago and ran away to the Mt. Dora Antique Extravaganza - what fun and the weather was perfect! What do you think this contraption was used for? A fabric pleater. Heated rods were inserted in the channels, a turn of the crank and, voila, pleats! Looks like a pasta press.
This row of aprons has to put a smile on your face!
And if the aprons don't make you smile, maybe these crazy orchids will!