As December deepens and the end of 2018 looms closer each day I feel an urgency to complete a few things that have been on my “to do list” through the year and just haven’t gotten done for one reason or another… do you do this … feel like that??? So today I am focusing on slowing it down… and even though it is gloomy and cold outside I am going to follow a good friends advice…
At the start of the week I was very focused on bringing Cleo into the fold of my machines. I shared the waiting for her with you last week…
And here is my first photo of her… before her paint got touched up and she got a nice once over and polish by my honey….
And a view of her top half and her excellent decals… the decals led me to naming her too ❤
And because she is a 3/4 machine she is a few inches short of fitting.. so my honey took some wood and make a little shelf in there… it is the perfect place to store her bobbins and a pin cushion 🙂
I rearranged my sewing room as well before she was brought in… my honey helped me as he is really the decorating sense between us… and I am slowly moving some decor on the walls around as well…
And a few photos of our Christmas tree…
And a final side photo to show off the trapuntoed quilting I did on the wall hanging.
Now before I move on… let me tell you… if you ever get a chance to sew on a Singer 319w… DO IT! This is the most powerful yet gentle and even keeled sewing machine I have ever stitched on!!! One stitch as a time or fast and furious… she can do it all! Thick or thin… I love it ❤
Her next job will be to make my honey a new wallet as the wallet I made him a few weeks back is going somewhere else to be re-homed… he requested a few revisions for his personal taste… so I will accommodate those requests on my new Christmas present Cleo!!!
We added some new ornaments to our stash of Christmas displayed ornaments this year… the star at the top is new as well!
We got a Santa glass blown ornament with glitter accents from the year we got together…
And if you look to the bottom right of Santa you will see a small daisy painted ornament. There are 6 of these in the set and these are in memory of my honey’s sister who died of heart problems too early in her life.. she holds a dear place in his heart and memories! So these commemorate her 🙂
Finally are my 2 favorite shots… lights on … and lights off on the right… I love Christmas twinkle lights for sure!!! ❤
I got several rounds of fabric in this past week as well… here is some fabric for replenishing my Christmas stash a bit…
All of that is vintage and it is various designers before designing fabric was trendy. Here is a photo of things I want to make this month before Christmas….
And once they are sewn and turned right side out with different threads and ribbons pulled to go along side this little wall hanging tree creation…
Buttons pulled from my stash to adorn it…
Stuffing each triangle is a slow and steady process… I then hand sewed all the openings closed…
And then hand sewed all the junctions together where the triangles meet….
Meanwhile… our pup Molly went from this….
In one day!!!! Tomorrow she will celebrate 6 months old too !!!
I have a pair on gingher pinking shears up for sale… they are like new and are $25 to include shipping in the USA.. nothing wrong with them as you see the cutting in the photo 🙂
The fabric, Best Press, and small rotary blades were a great sale Craftsy was having and I ordered through my friend Karen’s affiliate link you can find at the bottom of THIS blog post.
Here is a close up of the 40 different fat quarters I picked up for about $33 all together
They fill gaps in my stash just right too… the top one is fun prints and the bottom one is tone on tones 🙂
And our Christmas cactus we picked up earlier in the week is doing GREAT!! It gets good sun in the sewing room window 🙂
I got this new shirt… Mountain Mama… and a long sleeved winter shirt too
And a hair cut myself as well!!!
Wow what a great looking machine! You are truely blessed! Your little christmas tree with it's new skirt and the wall hanging really look so very festive!
Lovely little sewing machine you have there. Hope you get the things done on your to do list – good luck!
You had a great week and that is a sweet little machine.
great looking machine!! that is really neat. I love Molly's haircut and actually prefer it to the shaggy I can't see out of eyes look LOL. So glad that you are happy with your Craftsy purchases you have some great looking fat quarters there and I love your cactus it is the same color as the one of mine that is flowering right now. You have been so very busy.
You have a very handy partner to fix up your new old sewing machine! Cute tree…we have a train around our tree too. Have fun getting your new puffy tree done today.
I am totally captivated with your new machine… I've never seen anything like it!What are the tiny levers for the top right of the machine?
You sure have been busy and it doesn't look like you'll be at a loss for things to do the rest of the month! What a wonderful gift Cleo is. Your husband is very thoughtful. Have a great week!
I love your new machine!! You have been busy, haven't you??? The wall hanging looks great and the stuffed Christmas tree,too. I LOVE Molly's haircut. I keep our dog on the shorter side because his hair grows so fast!! Busy here, as my TN girls came on Saturday. We will have company until next Monday. Lots of busy getting ready for Christmas!! Enjoy your week!
what are those \”type writer thingies\” on the top of Cleo for?
You have been a busy beaver with lots of lovely projects . Interesting machine too and special momentoes on your tree. I love that. Enjoy it all.