Tuesday, March 19, 2013


I've been eyeballing typewriters for a little over a month and this past weekend I was lucky enough to stumble upon this lovely lady.  
She is an Olympia SM3 from the 50's.  As far as I can tell she is in perfect working order and I am pleased as punch.  The ribbon is a bit dry and works a little but I order some new ones from ebay which should be here soon.
I never thought I would be someone into vintage or antique things but as I get older I appreciate them much more.
Do you collect or look for vintage items?  Where do you go?  I don't know about the entire state of Florida but I have a hard time finding good places to go looking for things in the Tampabay area.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sewing Saturday

TMQG had its February meeting over the weekend and I got some first hand lessons on paper piecing.  I made a lot of mistakes but I think once you wrap your head around the process it gets much easier.
I went with a black and pink color scheme mostly because I just love pink but also because I'm still not comfortable putting colors together that are out of my comfort range.  I'm getting there, it just takes time.
Elizabeth's blocks turned out super fun and colorful.  It was nice to be able to actually have someone teach you techniques because sometimes youtube just doesn't cut it.
Bree decided to work on her scrappy trip along which was fun to see too since I had only really seen it on instagram over the past few weeks.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas 2012

Seriously, Instagram makes me so lazy.  My poor camera is pretty much neglected for the ever so convenient iPhone.  Seems fine at the time but when I look at them online I realize how crappy those photos are in comparison.  
I finally got a walking foot and it really makes a huge difference.  I found this partially started pouch in a box and finally finished it off.
Then I moved along to this quilted pillow for Becky.  Still not perfect but I think I'm getting better with piecing and getting things lined up.  The straight line quilting was my favorite part.
I didn't get to do as much baking as I would have liked this year.
But the stuff I made was delicious :)
And like every year the nutcrackers made their appearance.
I actually had a few days off which was nice.  I got caught up with Downton Abbey.
Lots of puppy snuggles from the brat.
Quite a bit of sewing.

And as they say all things must come to an end.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!!