I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

OFF AND ON

Hi there!

I actually did some SEWING last night.  I joined the Friday Night With Friends - I had a great night working on little Maisy's Teddy Quilt - almost have the quilting finished!!!  woohoo!!



THIS IS HOW I HAD LEFT THE QUILTING... THE LAST TIME I DID SOME!!
IT'S BEEN SITTING LIKE THIS SINCE THE HORRIBLE HOT WEATHER HIT BRISBANE!
HERE IT IS BEING QUILTED LAST NIGHT - NATURALLY WITH  MY iTUNES PLAYING TO ENTERTAIN ME!


I tried to get clever and do a video of me sewing.. lets see if this works.....




If this does work, you will have to excuse the poor sound - Dean Martin was up a bit loud!
Basically I apologise for the flash hair do (too hot to be "doing" the hair!)
and explain that I'm quilting Maisy's quilt.
I hope everyone had a fun Friday Night With Friends!


Now, why did I call this post OFF AND ON   ..  because I have a new gadget...



I bought myself a remote controlled power board!!!   How neat is that?  !       I have my computer charger, sewing machine lead and bendable bright light already plugged in and I have one more point to plug in my other sewing machine or overlocker if I have those set up.  So, now when I want to switch off, I just press the button which I have sitting beside my work area on my sewing table --- no more bending down to the floor to switch off the individual points or reaching behind my table to switch off at the wall.  Once I press the button, all the power to anything plugged in for the remote will turn off - at the board!   On the board there are two points for "non remote" power.  So, if I had something I did not want to switch on and off with the remote, then I would plug that item in one of those points.

Okay, I might do a "Saturday afternoon sewing without friends" and get back to the quilting,

Happy Sewing!!

14 comments :

  1. haha... how fun to watch you at work.... and hear about your fancy new on and off switch... hope you enjoyed your saturday sewing.. but there were some of us friends to join you....
    Hugz

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  2. Love the video! I think I need to try one of those! And that nifty little light- are you able to tell me what you have there, lighting the way!

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  3. I love that bright floral material on the right hand side of your first pic!!! Sweet. Hope that awful weather your way comes to a stop! Happy sewing.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  4. Your quilting looks good. Love the video. Hugs.....

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  5. lol,i love it helen you did a good job of filming yourself,i feel like i know you better now,well done on a great FNSI.

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  6. Great film!! Enjoyed watching.

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  7. LOL I did love the video but Deanno was a bit loud......

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  8. Excellent! The kids loved seeing the lovely lady in Australia too xxx

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  9. Great first Video, and what a nifty gadget you have, I'll have to check one of those out.

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  10. loved your video! Glad you were able to get back to sewing again.

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  11. What a treat to be able to watch you sewing. And the remote controlled power board sounds like something I could really use.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  12. lovely video and the new gadget is great! Hope some cooler weather comes your way soon.

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  13. I just thought the video was the neatest.

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  14. The video doesn't work on my iPad so I will check it out later. I love that remote switch.

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