1. The Life of a Stripper - Perkiomen Daydreams

    by , 06-17-2012 at 10:25 AM
    It seems like forever since I have posted to this blog. I have sew many projects floating around I decided it would be easier to set up several sewing machines with projects in laundry baskets near those machines with the set thread color handy. This way all I needed to decide was which machine I wanted to sit at that day.

    Right!!! this was a good idea in theory but there is still only one of me and so many hours in a day. But I am still planning the multiple sewing machine ...

    Updated 06-17-2012 at 10:29 AM by Havplenty

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  2. Finishing 301A cabinet

    by , 04-06-2012 at 08:43 AM
    After several days, I have finally finished the cabinet for my 301A. When I picked it up from the seller, most of the finished and varnish had peeled away after being stored in the garage for over 1 year. I scraped the peeling varnish off and used a vintage furniture restorer to remove the rest. I sanded the cabinet, remeoved the cobwebs and applied a golden pecan stain to it. I like the final result but that one drawer (the lighter one) needs some more work. I worked to remove the prior finished ...
  3. My 'new' Singer 301A LBOW

    by , 03-26-2012 at 08:51 AM
    On my quest to find a vintage singer that I could just set up, plug in and start sewing (no repairs), I have purchased another vintage singer machine, a 301A LBOW.

    I had read up on the 301 long before I had ever seen this ad on Craigslist so once I saw the ad, I went to check it out. This machine belonged to the seller's mom (they all belonged to someone's mom at some point, right?) who had passed away over one year ago so the seller brought it to his home from Arkansas and sat it ...
  4. Perkiomen Daydreams Quilt Progress 2

    by , 03-05-2012 at 08:37 AM
    Wow 14 blocks made and 386 more to go. i am setting a goal of making 10 blocks per week for this quilt to at least get the quilt top done this year. this quilt pattern is a 100 x 100 sized quilt so that is 10,000 1.5" fabric squares needed. wow! i am not overwhelmed by any of this yet. i am just taking it one fabric square at a time.

    i am using both strip sets and individual squares to make up these blocks. i have so many more fabrics to incorporate into these quilt blocks that ...

    Updated 03-05-2012 at 08:43 AM by Havplenty

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  5. Postage Stamp Quilt Progress 2

    by , 03-05-2012 at 08:21 AM
    so far i have made 7 blocks of 10 x 10 1.5" squares. i am going to set a goal of making at least 4 blocks per week for a total of 81 blocks. i have a goal of making this quilt a queen sized 90 x 90 quilt. i am using both strip sets and individual squares to make these blocks as i do not mind having repeats.

    i am working to incorporate into this quilt top all of my fabric loves and all the fabrics in my stash such as african prints (from ghana & senegal), modern prints, batiks, ...

    Updated 03-05-2012 at 08:42 AM by Havplenty

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  6. Finished Pillowcases

    by , 02-29-2012 at 01:25 PM
    I finally finished these pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge and will turn them in at the next guild meeting of my local Modern Quilt Guild. I am so glad I got these finished as the fabrics have been sitting around looking at me, begging to be made into pillowcases for some time. I obliged those begging fabrics now off they go.

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    Updated 03-05-2012 at 08:45 AM by Havplenty

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  7. Postage Stamp Quilt Progress

    by , 02-21-2012 at 08:54 PM
    so i had this brilliant idea to work on two postage stamp quilts (psq) simutaneously. seriously??? well i am and it is a definate labor of love cutting and sewing thousands of 1.5" squares. my interest in doing these quilts started with participating in several 1.5" square board swaps. i had no idea what i was gonna do with all these squares initially but after discussions with others on the board, i knew i was gonna tackle a psq. then i followed crafty1's record progress on her psq and ...

    Updated 02-21-2012 at 09:15 PM by Havplenty

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  8. My 2012 Quilt Journey

    by , 02-16-2012 at 08:32 AM
    This year I felt a desire to document my quilt journey. I am embarking on two postage stamp quilt adventures and perhaps I felt that if I do so (document), I would be sure to complete them in some form. Also, I have collected a few finished quilt tops waiting to be turned into quilts for awaiting family and friends. I am not one that likes to have a lot of unfinished projects lying around so something had to be done. Plus I have a couple of quilt orders that need to be finished and I have had friends ...

    Updated 03-05-2012 at 08:47 AM by Havplenty

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