Thursday, September 25, 2014

On Vacation

Went to the doctor last week and the oxygen level was through the toilette.  77 is not good for an oxygen level when normal people's level is 100, but my normal level is 90.  Needles to say the doctor has put me off work at 100%, so I'm looking at having an extended vacation.  Relaxing, and  dieting but no exercise. 

I was looking at kijij in my area yesterday and was reading an add for a 301, in the add it said that you could drop the feed dogs on the machine which allowed you to do embroidery or free hand quilting.  Looked up on the net and found that my 15-91 can also drop its feed dogs.  A quick call to the local Singer store and they sell the embroidery foot for 19.99.  
Such a little thing but what a world it opens up.  My problem with quilting has always been quilting the quilt as I have always done it by hand, which takes months to do. After getting home I pulled out a miniature quilt that I had made last year but never quilted,  and sat down with my 15-91 and had some fun.   I love this machine it is so reliable and everything just always seems to go so smoothly with it.    I used black thread on the piece as I wanted to see the quilting.

I love the way it turned out, now I need to bind it, and then I want to finish the very first quilt top I made quilting it on the machine.
Won't probably get a lot done today, as hubby and I have to do groceries, and then I want to check out the other singer machines I have sitting on the front gallery, as today is garbage day.

Friday, September 12, 2014

not one of those projects...

Sometime I wonder what I got myself into, ok most of the time I wonder that.  There are some projects that I wonder why I ever decided to start.   There are 2 projects I'm working on right now that will take me ages and ages to finish, but I refuse to give up on, one is a cross stitch Christmas tablecloth Dash Away Santa, and of course I had to buy the largest one they had which was 60 X 104.  This table cloth takes ages to do, I am working on it for at least 2 hours a night and hope I can get it finished for this Christmas. I've finished the napkins to go with it.

The other project I'm working on is a latch hook rug, I want this one to go beside the bed and resemble a patch work quilt. 

I'd like to bring the double bed up from the basement into the spare room upstairs and set the room up to be a bedroom again.  Right now it is being used as a  storage room, and hubby is such a pain when it comes to changing anything around, that I will probably have a fight on my hands to do it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

the year was 1935...

The year was 1935 and everyone was excited looking forward to a new year at Ohio State University.  This year would be the start of an exciting 2 years for Ohio State as a young  man would become a student there.  A young man that could run like the wind and would set 3 world records and tie another all within 45 minutes.  At the 1936 Summer Olympics he would win 4 gold medals for the United States.  Probably one of the greatest athletes that the world has known.  Jesse Owens would go down in history books, but he was never given a scholarship, he couldn't travel with the team, nor could he eat in the same restaurant as the rest of the team, nor could he live on campus, because he was a black man. 

The year was 2014 and John Abbott College for a few days was transformed into Ohio State University to film the story of Jesse Owens.  One of the best things about working for the college is that during the summer the campus is sometimes used to film new movies.  This year we got lucky and it was a film from 1935 and they brought in all the old vehicles from that year.  For just a few days we were able to imagine what it would be like back in the 30's.

I changed the photos to b/w as I  thought that it was more appropriate.