Jim has gone away for the weekend and taken the camera. I was planning to take pictures of my Oregon Coast quilt shop "hop" but I will have to wait until he gets back tomorrow. He has gone to Hamilton Ontario to a WW2 reunion of his Uncle Doug's Battery - or something like that.
I have been quite busy quilting - and doing quilt related things while he has been gone. I have been working on my Secret Santa gift and it is getting close to being completed. And today I spent the morning cleaning my Featherweight. I had ordered a tune up kit and a few other pieces from the www.221parts.com store and they came in while we were away.
I joined a Featherweight Yahoo group - which is a wealth of knowledge. I printed off a 6 pages of "Cleaning your Featherweight" and followed it step by step this morning. After it was all cleaned - new lubricant and oil, fresh drip pad and felt thread pad - it runs like a top!! I am quite happy with how well it works. I am planning to take it to my retreat in November. I have a couple of quilts I plan on making and I would like to piece them on the Featherweight.
The weather here has been "rain, heavy at times" all day and with Jim away it has been me out in the pouring rain, soaked, even with the umbrella -- to take the dog out for a walk. Today was the worst day of the weekend. The last walk I put on my rubber gum boots - there are rivers running down the streets!!
Since I don't have the camera I thought I would post a picture that I forgot to post when I got the fabric. And I hate to have a post without a picture.
I bought this pheasant fabric in August. It was just a few sample pieces from the "by the pound" sale at Quiltopia. I thought the fabric was great and I hope to make a little something in memory of Phinneaus.
For three years we had a pheasant that lived in the neighbourhood and he came to our yard on a regular basis. We fed him cracked corn and some of the left over bird seed.
Here is a picture of Phinneaus, a very handsome bird.