November was my birthday month, and the last of my quilty birthday self-indulgences arrived in the mail today. To summarize how I celebrated:
A new straight stitch throat plate for my 16 year old Pfaff. When I purchased this machine, I was more interested in clothing construction than quilting, so the throat plate with the large opening that came with the machine was fine. I was delighted to find that I could still find new throat plates of a machine that has been out of production as long as this one has. I can already see an improvement in my piecing.
Stash enhancements. One of my favorite quilt stores, about a 40 mile distance from here – has an annual fat quarter sale. I sweet-talked Bob into making a day trip to the "Big City" and was able to score some hits in the batik section…more fodder for my Jane Stickle quilt. I also lucked into an online sale and was able to get some half and quarter yard cuts there for a very good price.
New (to me) quilt books. Finally, I made two quilt book purchases that had been on my Amazon wish list for months. I figure if a book stays on my wish list six months or more, I must really want it. I purchased these from used book vendors. Not only did I get a more affordable price, I felt like I was helping out a couple of small business proprietors. When we were preparing for our move back to
several years ago,
I thinned out my library by selling used books on Amazon. So, whenever possible, I like to help others
out the same way. There have been a
couple of occasions when the books I received did not match the condition
rating assigned to them by the seller, but this has been very rare, these
arrived in excellent condition. Texas
I finally felt good enough to get back to Sit ‘N Sew Tuesday, but was totally worn out by the end of the day. Also, Bob took me out to dinner for a belated birthday celebration Tuesday night so I didn’t have to cook. WooHoo!