Nov 8, 2009

Stitching and grinning

Our IH35 Stitchtogether yesterday was a blast. We had a large group there and we laughed a lot and had a great time. There were a lot of show-n-tell projects to see; Mel has been VERY busy stitching ornaments for a craft show. And Mary brought her stash haul from vacation; she was able to go to Dixie Darlin'. I remembered to do my ornament finishing class and managed to get glue everywhere as usual. And of course we had a lot of food.
We discussed sewing machines at length. One person (who shall remain nameless) became very excited to learn that many of the newer digital machines will automatically do buttonholes. She became so excited that she exclaimed, "I'd love to be able to do butt holes automatically!" Well, my mind took that and ran with it. I had mental images of some poor person up on a sewing machine table getting a new one sewn.
DH went hunting in my absence. After his morning hunt, he noted that a tree had fallen in the last couple of days, so he spent the rest of the day cutting it up so as not to block the game trails. He had fun with our new chainsaw, even if he didn't get a deer.
Rifle season opened yesterday, and due to regulations this year, DH may from now on only shoot bucks on our land. He will be able to shoot does again over the Thanksgiving weekend, but bucks only for the rest of November and onward. And bucks must have antlers of a certain size. Last week when he hunted, all he saw were bucks with too small antlers. Yesterday, all he saw were does. Go figure.
I received the sewing table I ordered at the quilt show a couple of weeks ago. It is really cool and I love it! I'm posting a couple of pictures of it, but if you want more information, go to the SewEzi website.
The whole thing will fold up nearly flat and can be stored in the included cover. It has built-in wheels on one end so you can take it places easily. I'm sure it was designed for quilters on the go, but I was enamored of it because it can be easily stored in a small space when not in use.
And before anyone asks, my machine is a Janome HT2008LE, a limited edition machine sold last year that promoted healthy hearts for women. It is the exact same machine as the Janome DC2010.
DH is out hunting in the rain right now. I hope he gets something. The Cowboys are on tonight; I hope they do well. If the weather cooperates and the sun comes out tomorrow, I'll post a picture of my progress on "The Boys" as I've finished stitching Dracula and have moved on to the tombstone.


Gloria said...

I really enjoyed the I35 Stitchtogether. You did a great ornament finishing demo.
Mary's remark about automatic butt holes was funny...or was it Cindy's remark? I forget. :)

Love your sewing table. What a great idea!

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Cindy F. said...

You taught a great class on ornies and I really needed the lesson!
Thanks!! Love the IH35 gang gatherings!

OK...that sewing table is pretty darn awesome!! Love the machine too!