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April 18, 2019
I Like Thursday # 8 ~ I Like New Adventures from Life in the Scrapatch

My Quilty Kitties say it is time to take a leap into our new quilty adventures.

Many of you have been very encouraging following  


I really appreciate the supportive words.  

Yesterday I was at a standstill, because the next step is to dismantle my cutting table
and the recommissioned desktop is much too heavy for me to move by myself.
My hubby had an appointment today before work.
Tomorrow may not be much better,
It may have to wait for Friday or Saturday.
That is okay.

Maestro said ...

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It is a Tula Pinkerville Spring in the Scrapatch from Life in the Scrapatch

This is 

I found my

I rarely sew Tula Pink, although I love her colors and creativity.

I could not pass up this line with its unicorns and owl eyes.

There is something here that speaks to me of spring and rebirth. 

This is the birth of a new quilt.

Reveal will be next month. 

Happy Spring! 

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April 16, 2019
My Quilting Adventures ~ Making Room ~ Day 1 from Life in the Scrapatch

Maestro says, "What is Happening Here?" 

Me: " I know, Maestro. There is something big going on.
We have to make room for the big new addition to our tiny little home.
Do not worry.  
Your humans are not going anywhere .
No new cats are moving in.
No cats will be left behind.
Life is good." 

Maestro:  "But, Mommy, where is my favorite ironing board nappy place?"

Me: I moved it to the dining room again." 

Maestro: " Mommy, where is the sewing machine?
I want to play with the bobbins." 

Me:  " In the dining room again." 

Maestro: "Mommy, there is stuff ...

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April 15, 2019
MQX New England Adventures ~ Part 3 ~ The Happy Ending from Life in the Scrapatch

For those of you who have been following 

Here is the real purpose of my visits there this year.

 I played with most of the quilting machines

... and ...

drumroll, please! 


I picked out my dream quilting machine!

The vendor at the show is
my favorite Local Quilt Shop,

Set-up, lessons and extra goodies included
from people that I know and have been doing business with for years.

A quilters dream come true.

My new baby will arrive shortly after Easter.

I have my first quilt top ...

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March 19, 2019
Sew Sad from Life in the Scrapatch

My Nomi is sick ... :(

Going to have to take take her to the doctor.

Going to have to set up my backup machine
and get her up to speed.

Sewing plans for the day are temporarily on hold.  

May my beautiful girl be feeling better soon.


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September 6, 2018
A Quilty Birthday! from Life in the Scrapatch

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am celebrating my 66th 
I am officially retired today. 

This nifty quilty gifty arrived a few days ago from my BFF online quilty friend,

and I saved it to open today with my morning coffee. 

Dorian knows me so well ... that I love vintages sewing machines,
butterflies and pretty colors like these lovely hand dyes. 

This panel is sew sweet!

It features four different antique sewing machines.

It is from the 

There is a free pdf. pattern for this fabric line ...

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March 29, 2018
My New (Old) Machine! from Life in the Scrapatch

Meet Minnie!

My New (Old) Machine!

Minnie  is a wonderful vintage Singer Featherweight. 

This is a 1951 Centennial machine, 221 model, 
manufactured in 1950 according to the serial number.

Included with the machine was the original case, foot control, 
accessories and original manual.

The gold decals are perfect
and the the top coat has only a few minor scratches from use. 
A little dust from the case cleaned right off with a soft cloth.

After a few drops of oil, 
she stitches like a dream!

I have wanted a vintage Featherweight for a long time.

I learned to sew on ...

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