Sunday, May 9, 2010

Procrastination (my middle name)

Yep, I procrastinated just a little too long....didn't take my sewing machine in for servicing so now he (yes its a he since he is a Viking) decided to quit on me! You know how that goes----just one more project, THEN I'll take him in and get him cleaned up and taken care of. I have these 2 tractor/truck quilts half made, a quilt ready to put the binding on for Janine, a Snowball quilt in the making and who knows how many other projects in my head waiting to be started. So tomorrow I'll be taking my trusty Viking into the shop, get him cleaned, serviced, a new bobbin holder (since it lost some little important piece) and be ready hopefully in a week to continue. This will be a really good time to cut strips for a strip quilt I want to make too.

Below you can see I at least got the tires on the tractors and trucks. The truck tires were quite easy, cut out a circle and sew on. But the tractor tires were lots of ins and outs to cut for the tread. AND then I had to sew 4 stitches across, 4 stitches down, 4 across, 4 up, etc etc etc all around each tire----16 tires! But don't they look superb? I even got 1 of the filler strips done before Viking gave out. Oh I'm going to love this quilt. I know the 2 recipients will too.

Today is Mother's Day in the USA. So Happy Mothers Day to all of you. We got a wonderful CD of Church music at Church and of course a public pat on the back for all the service we give, lessons we teach, meals we take to others, kisses we give to hurts, and all the other things we do as mothers and wives.
Yesterday we spent in Logan at our son-in-laws college graduation. We had a great day celebrating with them, eating, laughing and playing games. He will now go on to get his Masters degree. Their college is all up hill (no lie, I don't think anything is down hill on campus). By the time he gets his Masters I need to be in better shape so I don't almost collapse by the time we get to the actual ceremony. Pretty funny to have my 8 month pregnant daughter trying to help push me up the hill.
Happy quilting to you all. Lynda


Denise said...

Not only did you give me your REAL middle name...but also this "other" one called "procrastination." Good thing I still love you. And I do...Happy Mother's Day, MOM....for the last 29+ years! Now how could you celebrate a holiday your entire life...aren't you just 29!

Brenda said...

The quilts are so darling - sorry your machine is in the shop.

Oops-Lah said...

I love the tractor and truck quilts you are making. I'm wondering how are you doing the applique? I'm not surprised you've worn out your machine looking at all the quilts you've made lately. Hope you'll get it back soon as good as new.

Mrs Moen said...

Lol, I can see you walking up that hill with your daughter.-)
Sorry your Viking has quit on you. My machine needs a service too, but I have a spare machine that I'm using. I probably won't get around to dropping the first one off for service until the other one needs one too, and then I'll be back to square one...
Love the trucks and tractors!!

PeggyinNO said...

Those tractor tires are so real looking. Great job! This is the first time I have seen your blog (had to check it out since you left a comment on mine!) I don't have time to look thru it all, but I will be back. You do wonderful work!