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Thread: Sewing After 'sandy'

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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    Sewing After 'sandy'

    Well, 'Sandy' is gone and here is how I kept busy with no power for a week.

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    The end of the kitchen hols my treadle machine in a nice sunny window. Heated my iron on a kerosene heater and I was good to go!

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    Camping stove to the right, just perfect for a morning cup of home percolated coffee, homefries and scrambled eggs.

    I worked on a practice piece for a big quilt. This is the trial block.
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    And last the completed samlpe. The finished quilt will be for a shore house in NJ that a friend owns.

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    I'm very glad to be back on the QB again!
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    Glad you made it through safe & sound. I'm sure your friend will be especially appreciative. Hope they fared reasonably well at the shore.

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    Hurray, good for you to be so prepared and to keep yourself safe. I love that quilt block you have made. Please show us the finished quilt. I love your retro kitchen...very nice home. It still must have felt a bit funny with no radio, TV and those usual things we are so attached to. Glad you have power back on...I just heard on our Canadian news that 400 power guys from Ontario and Quebec will be in NY for 3 weeks to help.
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    It's wonderful that you were so well prepared and self-sufficient. You were very smart. I love the crab block for your next quilt. Take care if you have to clean up in your area.

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    A quilter will find a way to quilt. I always thought the reason they called those irons " sad irons" was because you would cry after using it to iron all day. I LOVE that Crab block you have finished.

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    Quilters are very creative people and you proved that - actually, it was ingenious. Good luck returning to normal and speedy recovery. Keep on quilting!
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    hah! i love your sample block...cute little crab! Perfect for a shore house!

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    You are a very resourceful quilter! Great job! Please post the when finished
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    So glad to hear you are safe and sound

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    Well done

    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    You are a very resourceful quilter! Great job! Please post the when finished
    Just shows how resourceful we can be when the need arrises. Good that you are safe and sound. Sewing and quilting are wonderful ways to divert our worries and anxieties. I have my Grand Mothers treadle machine and once used it to finish a project when we had a power outage.

    We done and I love your crab blocks.

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    I am so glad you are safe. How was it using one of those old irons? I have thought in same situation as you found yourself I would use mine. Luckily we never lost power.

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    Your block is wonderful.

    Is it easy to use a treadle machine? That is on my wish list of machines to get. (Maybe in 15 years)

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    So glad to hear that you are safe. Love your kitchen - it looks so welcoming and homey.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Wow, a big storm and look at you! Great! You are so prepared. I am a relatively new quilter and would love to see your finished quilt. Your home is so cheerful!

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    very nice love the crab blocks
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    Good for you! It would probably take me the whole week to get proficient on my treadle. But first I guess I would have to move it closer to a window.

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    Very pretty block and glad you are safe.

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    So glad you have power again.
    You are very resourceful to have a treadle and I love your iron.
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    Bless your heart! I love your set up.

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    I really like your pitchers in the window. The three sizes of the ball pitchers are great. Do you collect
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    I am so glad you are safe. Love the block.
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    You go girl! You were prepared and resourceful like we were after our storm - Dreicho. Without power for 11 days! At least it was warm and not cold like it is for those poor folks on east coast.

    Another good reason for a treadle. What good lighting. Nice job. Glad you are ok.

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    So glad you posted - your treadle by the window is perfect. Just a real feel-good scene. Good for you!

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    Takes more than a massive storm/disaster to keep a good quilter down! Bravo....I like your style (and that great crab block).

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    Glad you made it through safe & sound, sewing and quilting are wonderful ways to divert our worries and anxieties

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