Sunday, April 22, 2012

Here is November's calendar wall hanging, no binding yet...but soon...(well....maybe...non committal here).

I got these lovely scraps from Dresden quilter, they are just fabulous and I love them. Thanks so much....why not go check out her blog....she is just wonderful!

My serger had a broken upper looper, you think that is a cheap fix? Think again. Turns out that I needed a new pedal (reason why looper broke, it only has one speed...and that is fast)...another not so cheap fix. I was crying all the way to the bank. Then if some of you do not know this, it was ninety dollars just for the repair person to see it.

I would not have gone because I am so cheap but my husband said..."GET IT FIXED"....why have a broken machine. To be honest, I needed my serger several times since it got wounded.

Well...a month later and a loan against my oldest child, it is back home and well......it is good to have her home. I used her yesterday serging some upholstery fabric.

I didn't want to make this long but I was at JoAnn's (no shocker to any of you to be found there). This lady comes up....psss pssss (like she is selling something illegal). She says, I have all of this upholstery fabric that I am taking to Goodwill, will you like to look at it first and take what you want.

SAY WHAT? Now upholstery fabric is not up my alley, but free is. The first thing that popped into my mind was totes, bags....oh yesss....momma is thinking (get the fire extinguisher...someone head is going to explode).

So to the car we go...and oh my gosh......good thing it was fabric, it caught the drool.

The only problem was it had a moldy smell.....that is where the serger came in. I serged up all of the fabrics and washed them. (what a long story). Tomorrow, well....you are right...getting that upholstery fabric and have a hay day with it.

26 comments:

Fiona said...

what a hoot you are... would never have guessed you go full pedal all the time???? haha.... have fun sewing your totes and I do like your November turkey...
Hugz

beaquilter said...

your gobble gobble looks cute! I think I have that pattern- the calendar mini quilts, only made it to march and then it got stuck on the shelf. Good job on the free fabrics!!

Rhonda said...

Lucky girl!!!

Jackie said...

Your dresden turkey is cute! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with all the upholstery fabric.

JustCindy said...

November is too cute! Love the scraps. How lucky are you to come upon the upholstery fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

I can't believe how much it costs to get machines repaired these days.

I can't wait to see what you create with the new fabrics.

Jean said...

It's a good thing that you got her fixed, now isn't it? can't wait to see the treasures.

wackywoman said...

Your Tom Turkey is so darn adorable. Love him. Now, tell me, did you know this fabric dealer, I mean giver?

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Isn't it outrageous the prices to have your machines fixed?! Love your turkey. Have fun with the upholstery fabrics. BTW~ Wed is T-berries Sew Day. ;-)

Gene Black said...

Love the November Turkey.

I love the "psst...want some free fabric, Lady?" It sounds like a skit on some old variety show.

Annie said...

Turkeys are tough cause they can be pretty ugly. Yours though, quite the delightful little guy! Wow, you are really brave and trusting to go to that woman's car. Lucky for you she really did have fabric.

suemac said...

Sounds like you have been busy. Free is good.

Karen said...

I like the looks of your turkey. Very prim style.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

See how about that, you fixed your baby and then got a reward! Love your wall hanging and lets see the free fabric!

SewCal Gal said...

Very cute Turkey. You are going to be ready for gobble, gobble day.

Exactly how does one break an upper looper on a serger?

I think you'll have fun with those upholstery fabrics. Rug quilts are also starting to kick off in high fashion, but bags & totes are great ideas.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Fiesta said...

Your turkey topper is adorable. Upholstery fabric is perfect for crazy quilting too Barb.

Shakerwood said...

I've seen several renditions of the dresden turkey. They are all adorable. Now to get off my butt and get one finished before November rolls around again.

GerryART said...

We just never know what the day has in store of us.
hugs

andsewon said...

Need a serger instructor here. Mine is new in box for several years!Tom is awesome and free fabric is cool! Love the..whole story of your deal! Hahaha!
Lola

queenopearls said...

I admit I got stuck drooling with you over the free fabric!!
How soon will you get your serger back? I do not have a serger but have been oogling the Brother 1034B/D (can't remember the last letter) on Amazon.com.
Your turkey looks great! And the free fabrics look so Spring-like.
Have LOTS of fun!!!
~Christina in Cleveland

Michelle May said...

Cool to free fabric! Hate that moldy smell though. How does that happen anyway? Love Mr. Turkey!

Snoodles said...

Mr Turkey is adorable....how fortuitous to get your serger back, just in time to tackle the edges of that fabric. :)
Looking forward to seeing your booty, and what you will do with it! I've not been fortunate enough to meet any fabric pushers around here....wonder if "they" are trying to get to your hubby through you? Hmmmm....

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful, Barbara. Hmmm... it looks like I need to hang out at Stafford's Jo-Ann! :) I normally go to the one at Woodbridge.

Carol said...

I love your Turkey, so cute!!

hetty said...

Cute turkey, Barb! Have fun with that fabric.

JJ said...

You are so funny but free fabric is awesome no matter what kind. There is always a use for it.