Pimp My Sewing Machine

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 13 Comments »
Geez, a mind is a terrible thing to waste. 

Several months ago --could have been 6-7 months ago -- someone blogged about vinyl decal sheets you could use to decorate your sewing machine.  I'm not talking about the sets of decals used for Featherweight restoration, I'm talking about flames, and art deco swirls and hot-colored flowers.  As I recall, there were even ones suitable for long-arms.

Do you think I can remember who it was that blogged, or what the web site was for the decals?  Nuh-uh.  Gone from my brain like faster than you can spend a $20 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. 

I googled until my fingers were numb, but all I could find was a link to a DIY site where someone used Modge Podge to glue fabric hexies to their bland Singer.  Interesting and colorful, but not what I want.  I respect my Berni too much to deface her permanently.  I'm thinking more along the lines of some removable flames to help ignite my mojo.  Who can help a struggling sister quilter?  Does anyone remember that blog or that site?

Fancy Fleas

Monday, May 28, 2012 3 Comments »
Let me get the apology out of the way:  I'm sorry not to have blogged in months.  No real excuse other than a lack of time and a lack of motivation.  A friend of mine once described it as losing her mojo  -- not sure if it was my mojo that was lost or if my ADQD (Atttention Deficit Quilting Disorder) just stole my focus.  Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and be a more faithful blogger.

This weekend was spent doing laundry, cooking and sewing. There are tons of projects in the works that really need to get done (there's that ADQD again), but I had some charm packs of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy that were calling my name, so that's what I worked with.


This is the first time I've gone out of the box and let the quilt design itself.  I've never had the guts to wing it before.  I made a ton of HST's, then started arranging them on the design wall.  The result was this asymetrical top.  I like it -- just not sure if I LOVE it.  Wish I'd made it a couple of rows longer.  And I'm not even sure where it will end up.  Could be a baby quilt, or it might be a gift for someone special.  What do you think?