Sunset - June 2, 2020

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

More this and that...

Not the most clever of Blog posting titles...but after the record snowfalls of this week (and more tomorrow) my head is just about “snowed” out...Somewhere under that snow is our deck -

...just as I am trying to understand that somewhere out there is Spring...

In our northern area, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 broke the long standing record set in 1945 (I was almost a year old then!) for a February being the snowiest month. And we are not done a long shot.

We only lost power 1 time though which is saying something; a number of anticipated events were cancelled...the plus side is that I could spend a little more time playing with fabric...

I have noticed some of the blogs I follow regularly, show projects being worked on while using a dearly beloved Featherweight. Only recently, my own “Adelia” (named for my Grammy) has been placed in use at a recent sew-in day and it was so much fun to bring her out and enjoy our time together.
For Christmas, Mr. Outback gave me a Sew Steady table extension - the Featherweight addition. The only issue for not sewing on Adelia previously is that I prefer a larger support area when sewing. I love the look of this particular one...

(Sorry for the reflection of my dining room ceiling and chandelier - the extension is black and very shiny mirroring anything that is near by!) 

What a difference it is to sew with the added area. I love the extension table and Adelia will be spending more time going out on retreats in the future.
So when Robert Kaufman Fabrics came out with commenrative fabric - it did not take long to head to my LQS for yardage... make a carrying case for the extension...



I just took some simple measurements and  “cut away all the parts that did not look like a carrying case”...if I would ever design patterns of any kind, my company would have to be called “Flying By The Seat of My Pants.” But, the tote holds what it is suppose to and that is what counts. 

Hope you all have a good rest of the week - back later with more this and that...

Happy stitching!



  1. I love your new tote! I haven't seen this fabric, but I am trying to NOT buy fabric, so I don't look to see what is new out there. Funny, I was just telling my friends that I really need to get out one of my featherweights as dragging my Elna sewing machine to sew-ins is just getting to be too much work. Why haven't I gotten out my featherweight? I don't know. I have an insert for my portable sewing table, so I have no excuses. Just maybe this will give me that boost that I needed. Thanks for posting.

  2. Wow, I had no idea that there was an extension for a featherweight machine. That is beautiful, and I love your ceiling and chandelier too, it depicts just how shiny and pretty that extension table is! I do need to look for some of that fabric too. Call me a copy-cat, I don't mind!

  3. I have only recently learned that there was an extension table for the featherweight. I don't know if I will get it - I would not be able to leave it out all the time for sure - just do not have room with 3 machines sitting out on the tables.

  4. Your extension is gorgeous and the tote is perfect! Great job.

  5. You really got dumped on!
    I love the look of that extension table for a featherweight. I haven't seen one like that. Hmmm... :)
    Wow, I haven't seen the Singer fabrics, either (I need to get out more). Love what you have done with them to carry your extension table!

  6. You are so clever with the commemorative fabric. I might have to check out the extension table. Have fun sewing. Hope you don't have to go out too often in all that snow.

  7. How clever is that!! I love it. I've never seen an extension like that. I'll have to look for one. I love that you named your machine after your Grammie. Every time I use mine I think of my Nana. I think it is the smell!

  8. The snow looks like a white Vellux blanket spread out. So perfectly smooth.

  9. Wow, that's a lot of snow! We only had one 'big storm' back in November but the rest of winter has been a mix of snow, sleet, and rain with no accumulation. Love that Singer fabric and your tote bag :)

  10. I hope you are surviving being snowed in! That was a thoughtful gift from your DH. Perfect fabric for your carrying case!


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