Sunday, January 1, 2012

First Project of 2012

I want to introduce you all to my newest friend.

You may remember how my old machine had a nervous breakdown and flat out refused to work again last Friday. I literally sat and smacked it for about ten minutes thinking that would work. (sometimes it does!) It just kind of pissed it off even more. I then talked nicely to it for another half an hour trying to apologize for my rash actions. This made the problem worse as the cover wouldn't go back on. I abandoned it and made myself a drink...

So my friend (and old roommate!) saw my predicament when I cried copiously posted on Facebook and told me she has just bought her new machine that she'd been lusting over. (Yeah...this made me feel wonderful...) And that her old one was mine if I wanted it. (Feeling a little better about said friend...) I said YES!!! So tonight we drove over to her place and picked up my new friend. We will call him Stanley.

Stanley squeaks like a hamster in a wheel and is a little noisy...but he is a fine piece of work, and helped me assemble my first project of 2012.

This was the project I was in the middle of when former un-named machine decided to have a mid life crisis and dessert me in my hour of need. (still grumbling)

Can you see that the material is purple? It looked pink when I took it, then edited it for twenty minutes to an off shade of "blah"...it really is purple, I promise!

Not quite sure who will be the recipient of this project...but it sure is wonderful to be able to quilt for three hours (while hubby napped) and just listen to the hum (okay the squeak) of Stanley. I'm back...and feeling better than ever!

First project of 2012 is in the works and well on it's way to becoming...well...still haven't figured that out. Stanley and I are still getting acquainted.

I wonder if I should pour him a glass of wine? Or maybe he'd like sewing machine oil on the rocks???

14 comments:

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Hooray!!! Welcome, Stanley! I love that name :)

cindy said...

I like the idea of naming your machine. Maybe if I give my sewing machine and VERY OLD serger names, they will like me more!

Paula said...

What a pretty quilt pattern. Stanley is quite talented!

Jill said...

Glad Stanley has come to your rescue! Lovely work!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Elle and Lou said...

Love the colours!
Lou

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

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E said...

So beautiful! I wish I could quilt. I wish I could sew!
Found you through Freestyle Friday. Hope you come to visit me too - www.actfastchef.blogspot.com

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

OH my, how I love new toys!

A few blog friends and I are collectively presenting a new challenge idea and it would be so fun to have you join. If you have a second, check in at http://www.thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com on Monday to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Jessica @ Plum Patchwork said...

Love Stanley! I'd definitely fix him an oil and tonic, stat!

Jennifer said...

I love the colors in the floral fabric! And the quilt square! Cute!

Ann LeClercq said...

I am in awe of your precision with this piecing! WOW! Plus, I do love the bright colors. So happy you shared!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

Katie said...

wow this is gorgeous. I really want to make a quilt in 2012!

Crystal said...

Yay! I'm so happy you and Stanley found one another! ;) How awful it must have been for your other sewing machine to die when quilting is your world! You are so lucky to have a friend who was kind enough to part with Stanley! :) I have got to say, I LOOVEE the quilt you are working on!!! It makes me want to make a quilt SO bad! It is gorgeous!!! :) Hope you have a great weekend, my friend :)

Crystal said...

Haha, I just realized the size of what I just called a quilt :) In my mind it was like 4 x 5' and then I saw the sewing machine beside it. Stanley would be massive if that were the case! :) STILL, so gorgeous! LOVE the pinwheel pattern and bright colors! :)