I finished Thrice Broken Dishes!!!! I even finished it in time for the shower, so I threw it over the air hockey table which is where I had everyone put their gifts. It looked nice while you could see it.
Today we managed to get some photos of the quilt finished.
^A closer look at the quilting.
This is the back. I've made too many blue, green, brown quilts with the same fabrics, and it was time to clear them out. This made a pretty good dent in them. I find I don't mind piecing backings like this if I do them as leaders/enders while I'm working on the top. If I wait until the top is finished, I just want to get the quilt done, and piecing a backing seems to be a nuisance. I made this backing while working on the top, and the backing was finished long before the top.
A couple weeks ago, DH and I had gone thrift store shopping, and I spied a vintage machine that I wanted. I didn't get it, but it's been on my mind ever since. I checked on ebay and other online sites, and I couldn't find another for a better price. Today we went back to the thrift store, and the machine was still there. This time it did come home with me.
A pink Atlas straight stitcher made by Toyota. Isn't that bubblegum pink a great color? The wiring looks like it's already been replaced, so hopefully, after a good cleaning and oiling, this baby will be up and going.
I'm actually glad I didn't buy this the other day, because today at the same thrift store, there was an Arrow Gidget folding table, which I've been wanting for a while, but hadn't gotten because of the price of a new one. I feel so blessed to have gotten one! Cost of the sewing machine and table? Well, actually, it was almost the exact amount I saved at Joanns today, when I was buying batting for upcoming quilts. I bought four king size battings, either on sale or with coupons, and I ended up getting them at less than half price. I told DH we'll just say I paid full price, and the sewing machine and table were free ;-)