Monday, October 13, 2014

Columbus Day

 I tried to make the best of my day off today! I got my sewing machine cover completed. It fits both of my sewing machines.
Here it is doing its other task as a mat with pockets. I have my baby, a 1961 Singer Featherweight, in minty white on it. My Pfaff fits into a drop down sewing machine cabinet, so this will be mostly for traveling. We have a retreat in a couple of weeks and I am excited to try it out. 
 The design comes from Lori Holt's book, Quilty Fun.
 Between football yesterday and sewing with the girls this morning, I got one of my "Journey of a Quilter" blocks done.
I also started on another block from "Journey of a Quilter." I also took care of a couple of errands and started preparing my projects for our upcoming retreat.  Val from http://myplvl.blogspot.com just e-mailed me that she is featuring one of my posts on her link party tomorrow, so be sure and pay her blog a visit. There is always great eye candy and fabulous organizational tips!

30 comments:

  1. Jealous you got today off....LOL!!...but glad it was so productive!! V:)

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  2. What a great sewing machine cover! I love the pockets in it too :)

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  3. Lovely work Tanya. A day off well spent.

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  4. Great idea to make it for double duty! I really need to make myself a machine cover one of these days.

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  5. I love your little white featherweight. I'm on the hunt for one. Cute sewing machine cover. I want to do a Lori Holt project on my vintage Singer. Her style seems so fitting to work on with a vintage machine. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It is simple but so handy, colorful and beautiful. I love this. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Love from Amsterdam

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  7. This cover is so darn cute. I have enjoyed its progress as well as Journey of a Quilter : )

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  8. Brilliant! First, I love your new machine cover to start with, and then to see that it does double duty as a pocketed mat - too cool. :) love your progress on the stitching blocks, and it still fascinates me that it's done through the batting.

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  9. Cute that the cover doubles as a sewing tool holder for your Featherweight. Great Featherweight too!

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  10. I love, love, love your sewing machine cover! Would really like to make a couple for "my boys" (that's what I call my machines), but just cannot find the time...I think your cover has inspired me to make the time, instead of finding it! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a cheerful cover. I love that it doubles as a pocketed mat.

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  12. Cute, and so clever that it has two purposes. I wish I had been able to take off, but alas, had to work.

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  13. Nice cover/mat combo! I've never seen a white featherweight! It looks like it's in pristine condition!

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  14. Wow that sewing maching cover and mat is awesome! Not only is it adorable, but it has a double function--with pockets, no less! I think I'm going to have to try to make one. One of these days :) Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. *matching cover. (sorry--I don't like typos but I didn't catch that one until after I posted it) :)

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  15. Nice combo cover/mat you've got there with the front pockets! Cutest ever featherweight! Hubs just bought one for me from Ebay and fingers crossed, it should arrive today! Hope she is ready to sew, as she comes from a quilter who took good care of her!

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  16. Your sewing machine cover is sew pretty! I use mine for a sewing machine mat, too. Love that yours has pockets. How handy! Your stitching looks beautiful!

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  17. A double duty project that is sew lovely. Your heart is in it.

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  18. SO jealous of your Featherweight!! The cover is awesome!

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  19. Love the machine cover, especially when it becomes a mat and has the pockets! So cool! Does your machine slide when on the mat?!

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  20. Love, love, love the machine cover.

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  21. That project is gorgeous! And I love, love, love your sweet little Featherweight!

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  22. This is such a great sewing machine cover! I also love the words on your journey of a quilter blocks. Those words right true! Thanks for sharing on TGIFF!

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  23. Love the cute little white machine sitting on the darling little quilt! That scene just makes me happy!

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  24. I have A Journey of a Quilter in my UFO pile must get back to it one day. Love your machine mat/cover. hugs......

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  25. Wonderful blocks! So fabulous. Thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday.

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  26. Beautiful work Tanya and love your machine too!

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  27. What a pretty sewing machine cover/mat!

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  28. You work is so fun of JOY!
    Love those colours, they just make me smile!
    Esther

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  29. what a fabulous machine cover and that featherweight looks in mint condition !

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