Sunday, January 27, 2013

Where To Start!

I have not pod-faded. I know it's been a long time! Last episode was November 2012. So, in this episode I talk about:
Katie and her sewing machine drama and her crayon quilt adventures. Can't wait to go back in time and color almost inside the lines. I have always been just a tad bit of a rebel. Who would have quessed?
Tanesha and her ability to pulling "Art Quilt I s" out of her @!#, I mean head. Such a wonderful ability to have. I have taken her up on her book suggestion to get started.
Vintage Singer sewing machine purchase pictures:

Miss Ginny
After some restorative work. Much brighter. You can see the wood grain now. Miss Ginny replaced the original machine. She looks happy in her new home. 

String Geese Pieces
This is what I am working on during Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Cam......

Bentwood Case Stripped v1
Bentwood Case: top in restoration process

Bentwood Case Base
Bentwood Case: base in restoration process

EZ Street update: Plugging right along and continuing to take it easy traveling down easy street. 8/9 block B blocks complete. Now, to tackle 16 additional blocks. Lots and lots of little 3.5 in pieces. Will it ever get any easier? Just kidding. Piecing so many small pieces is a little out of my comfort zone. Will the quilt get done? YES; Will the piecing be perfect? NO; Will all the seams match? NO;  Will is be beautiful when done? YES. Yes, the end result is all that matters. So, why not enjoy the process in a non competitive way!!
Quilt Show:  01-02 February 2013, Orlando, FL; Central FL Fairgrounds. I hope some of you readers, listeners and followers can make it. I plan on being there on Friday. Let me know if you are going.
Savannah Modern Quilt Guild start up. A long awaited for start up. No news yet! I hope it doesn't fade before it starts. Traveling to Jacksonville, FL once a month would not be the best for me, not to mention miles on my vehicle.
Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Cam: Easy Street, String Geese, upcoming mystery quilt in QM.
Until Next Time......


  1. Listening to your podcast makes me feel included, since we listen to a lot of the same people.

    All the best.

  2. Enjoyed your latest podcast.
    Your Scottish Singer was made at their factory just outside Clydebank on the River Clyde in Scotland. At one point (think the 30s&40s) it was the biggest sewing machine factory in the world.

  3. Miss hearing from you. Hope all is well and your are to busy sewing and rescuing your Singers. shelly beth

  4. Hi AJ,

    I discovered your podcast some time in 2012 and have finally caught up after starting from the beginning :) I am just now taking a look at your blog!!! I am so happy I found you. I look forward to your new post and casts. Take care o yourself.

  5. Where are you, A.J.? I really miss your podcast! I look forward to hearing about your quilting, feisty dogs, and shopping trends : )

  6. We miss you. Please come back...........

  7. AJ, Greetings from another mother of OLD children. :) So nice to hear your sweet southern voice again. I had no problem with the road noise at all. Your voice came across loud and strong. I am so please you found a way to include us in your "Quilty" life and still have a little self time in the evenings. Hopefully you can join the retired ranks when you wish to. I taught school for 29 years and was in the military for 3. Glad to have you back and car podding about your sewing adventures. Drive safely and talk long. shelly beth