Monday, March 07, 2011

Sewing Machine Cover

Made from Orphan Blocks.... Here my new sewing machine cover.  Chelsey laughed at me---
"Why do you need to cover it---Mom you are always using it????"

I like it and it gave a chance to practice swirls in machine quilting.

I worked a regular day--- thank goodness.  I came home and took the pups on a long run even thow it was lightly snowing.  They are predicting heavy snow for Wednesday so we have to double up while we can.  You put on  a hat and head outside.... it just brushes off anyway.

I have the another piece stretched on the quilt frame, and the leaves cut out to go on the vines of My Garden Quilt...This time of year I get in more good quilting.....

Gratitudes:
The oldies station on the radio-- brings back memories
Seed catalogs in the mail
The Apple Scented Candle on the counter.

18 comments:

Cathy said...

I came across you blog and was excited to see you were from the UP. I lived in McMillan for 4 years on Big Lake Manistique. My oldest son went to Northern and never came home. He now lives in Marquette. Hugs, from a Upper at Heart.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Such gorgeous fabrics....fantastic cover.

Kimberly said...

Love love love! That's on my growing to-do list! Your's looks wonderful... and I'll bet that candle smells wonderful too!

Have a lovely evening... I'm off to stitch with a group of friends. My kitchen is clean, my sewing bag is packed, and my oatmeal respberry bars are ready to go!

Hugs, Kimberly

Karen Sue said...

do you leave a hole for your machine handle so you can carry it?? I like the cover.

Yes, if i close my eyes and listen to oldies, I'm 16 again and only worried about zits and geometry and biology!

Muddling Through said...

You've done a beautiful job, and they don't look like orphans at all.

Muddling Through said...

You've done a beautiful job, and they don't look like orphans at all.

Rhonda said...

very pretty!

Carol said...

I love your cover! LOVE it!

Karen said...

I don't remember how long I have wanted to make a cover for my sewing machine. I have never done it. Using orphan blocks was a good & thrifty idea.

Sue said...

I love your new sewing machine cover! I've yet to make mine. But they're on the to-do list. I did pick up a cute pattern for one when I was in Charlevoix this winter.

I listen to oldies music all day long on Sirius/Xm. Love the songs that my dad used to sing to us when we were kids. He had such a beautiful singing voice.

Appalachian Quilts said...

CUTE! You just gave me an awesome idea! I'm working on this French Farmhouse quilt and have some leftover 10" blocks. Hopefully, there are enough left! :)

Blessings...

Stina said...

I think it's pretty...:0) makes you want to sew even more...right???? :0)
I sure would have needed one... To protect from all the dust that have gathered on top... phewww... but all the dust is brushed away... so let's hope some sewing will begin here soon...:0)

Angie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! It's as cute as a button. :)

Linda said...

Your cover turned out so pretty! That's a great comment by Chelsey!! LOL! Great idea for orphan blocks too!

Cheryl said...

So Cute! Need to make a cover for my machine sometime.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is a fun machine cover! I have to make a cover for my machine and my sister wants 2 covers - 1 for her serger too. It looks like a fun project! I too have been dreaming over seed catalogs - waiting for spring. Cheers! Evelyn

Lyn said...

Hello Melanie, been a little while since I have read your blog...love your sewing machine cover.....a good idea....we recently had a dust storm....black dust everywhere...I always cover my machine when I finish for the day...Warm Regards, Lyn

Mrs. Mobunny said...

OK, now I know I need to at least TRY to make a cover for my blender.....quilty things add so much to a room.