They were all fun, but the pink and blue was the most fun. Five of the blocks are hankie prints, and they brought back so many memories.
Then I called Rocky, the Sew Man, to see if he would take a look at the Necchi Leila BF I was given a couple of weeks ago. The card board face plate was courtesy of Bob when he serviced the machine years ago--at least I'm guessing it was years ago by the label. Rocky thinks he has a similar model at home that he's been using for parts, so he'll see if he has the face plate. I asked on my on-line Necchi group, but no one offered one.
Officially this machine is pink. I thought it was from the early 1960's, but Rocky thinks it's ten years older than that. When I got it back home, I used it to quilt the border on the pink and blue quilt. It stitches sooooooo much faster than my treadles--which is interesting, because when I began treadling, I thought I treadled as fast as my electric machines sewed. However, this is a finely engineered Italian machine, so it may stitch faster than the electrics I was using.
The other adventure I had was that when I bought groceries yesterday, my card was declined--twice! Someone had put through a small charge from a little town in Illinois that is so small that I'm sure it doesn't have the kind of business it claimed to be from. Anyway, since my info was stolen, I had to make another trip to the city to get a new card.
I had been there earlier in the day to attend the Fiber Arts Fiesta. There were some interesting quilts, fewer vendors than in the past, and none of the long-arm dealers were allowing potential customers to actually try the machines. I purchased nothing--although that was probably a good thing since my card would have been declined.--Don't get me wrong; I'm immensely grateful that the fraudulent charge was spotted by someone with really good perceptions.
Okay, I'm going to try to get some quilting into another quilt yet tonight. I do love quilting!!!(However, I have to admit that part of the fun of quilting right now is watching the tree in my front yard leaf out--it had just a few tiny leaves on Thursday. It has a lot more now!)