Thursday, February 07, 2013

Bonnie Visit...


My friend Bonnie came by yesterday and helped me with my old Singers.  We got two of the three working well...I have a list of things to get to make them work better.

I am really impressed with how nice the stitches are on this 99K with the hand crank!  It will be fun to use if I can keep Brownie away!  (she seems rather attached to Helen the 99K)

After dinner we looked at some quilts.  (my poor DH lost his chair for watching the news!)

It is fun to see the same or similar patterns done with different fabrics.

What a difference a few decades can make!  These log cabins both have the half-square triangle in the center  and have similar construction but were made about 100 years apart!

Today we went to the quilting bee with the guild were Bonnie and I met.  The gals were glad to see her.  As I worked on the donation quilt I could hear lots of quilt talk across the room...all fun!




13 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

What a wonderful visit, getting to play with quilts and old machines too. Glad you two had a great visit.

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay, lots of fun! great pics of Brownie.

sewkalico said...

Sounds like you girls had a great quilty time!

Purple Pam said...

Glad to read your featherweights may be working better. I LOVE my featherweights. What a treat to see Bonnie, too. Glad you had a good time together.

Betty Lou said...

Such fun hanging out with quilt buddies, especially when your friend is Bonnie H.

Janet O. said...

Looks like you had a fun time with Bonnie. Nice to get some machines up and running. Wish she made housecalls in my neck of the woods. : )

Merilyn said...

Glad to hear you got a couple of your dear 'old ladies' working LOL!!!! What a joy they are, and yes!! they do sew beautiful stitches!!!! Love those logcabin quilts, beautiful!!!!

Judy in Michigan said...

What a treat for both you and Bonnie!! Those 2 log cabin quilts are really interesting.

Loris said...

What a sweet time to share. Brownie looks like he's having a good time too!

Jeanne said...

How fun! Keep those machines humming.

Teresa said...

Always nice to hang out with quilting friends! What is the name of the first quilt(s) that your lovely cat is modeling?

I never really think of log cabin quilts having a HST in the center, but that makes all the sense in the world to me right now!

I should get my Featherweight out, oil it and sew some on it...it has unfortunately been a while. All the applique makes my machines sad...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Henrietta said...

What a beautifully marked cat and a lovely machine. I sew on a 99 every day here in South Dakota. At home in Hawaii I sew on a 15-98 treadle which has a motor bolted on. (I know, heresy)

Quilter Kathy said...

LUCKY YOU!
I got a Valentine card from "Bonnie", but really from my daughter, who knows how much I love Bonnie. Sounds like a wonderful visit!