I've had more time than I expected to work on the quilt from the last post. It's being tickled with lots of feathers.
Last weekend I tried to contact the person from whom I acquired this treadle, a Singer 15-88 and his e-mail was returned to me. I phoned the cell number but did not hear from him and wasn't even sure it was still his number. This morning he phoned me (most of his family has moved to the Dallas area), and I asked him if he thought his mom would like to have a quilt made on the machine. This quilt has been calling her name ever since I started it. I love how this machine operates and I am so glad she took good care of it for all those decades. (I know she also had modern electric machines.) Her son says she made him lots of shirts on this machine. So far I've used it only for alterations and piecing and quilting.
I've been horribly stressed, and working on this quilt with all the winter-brightening colors and all the white areas for quilting has lifted my spirits (although that may have a lot to do with praying as I work on it). Although the weather has been better than many winters here, the season still feels like it will last forever, so despite the fact that these colors are far from my favorites, their cheerfulness is welcome.
I'm getting closer to finishing it and would love to complete it this weekend, but, of course, I never can guess ahead of time how much I'll get done. However, I need to get past the road block on a gray/violet quilt, and if I can't do that, I need to be working on a blue/yellow quilt. Both are in the piecing stage. (No, we will not mention how many other unfinished quilts I have. One year I posted them in my side bar, and every time I signed on to the blog, I felt further and further behind. Not going there again!!)
Stay warm, friends, and happy quilting.....