I did it! It took all day yesterday and part of this morning, but I did it!

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I got the birthday quilt all layered and pinned and ready for quilting!!! I even started quilting the center to see just how bad my stitches will be.

Yeah – pretty bad, I think they’re about 4 stitches to the inch, but I’m going with the thought that any quilting is better than no quilting.

So that is one work in progress.

Another work in progress (although not quilting related) is this:

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I was asked to sew a pocket onto two mesh vests for our pastor. Right now he is having to wear a “Life Vest” defibrillator. The power pack needs to be in a pocket and he wanted some light weight vests for summer wear. So I am going to work on that today.

I also wanted to share the yard sale find I made last weekend:

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Yes, this ancient artifact! I’m sure the people at the yard sale couldn’t believe that it would sell, but I’m tickled with it. It is a nice hefty iron that actually gets good and hot. Perfect for pressing quilt pieces! Ever since my old iron bit the dust, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a replacement. I have a modern iron and it works in a pinch, but it just doesn’t get as hot as I’d like and I have to apply a lot of pressure because it is so lightweight. When I spotted this beauty, I snatched it up right away – not that there was any danger that anyone else was going to buy it before I could get to it!! Apparently there weren’t any other quilters in need of an iron at the yard sale!

I’m going to be busy for the next few days, so I will probably not be posting from today until after Memorial Day. I have to take the car for a complimentary check and cleaning tomorrow. I imagine that will take up most of the day, since I’ll also stop for groceries before I come home. And Friday everybody and their uncle wants me to be somewhere helping them! First on the list is the other boss; one friend wants me to help her with a project she’s working on; I also need to be available to show the rental house to a prospective renter; DH wants me to be ready to leave for camping AND I’m supposed to help DS#2 with some paperwork before we go away!!!! I think some of these things are going to have to be rescheduled!!

Peace