It's Saturday! Last night I sewed both the traditional and the bright star blocks for the Austin Bluebird BOM. I'm making sister quilts. One from the traditional fabrics that come with the BOM and one from bright fabrics from my stash. Hopefully, I'll have two of the gorgeous Austin Bluebird quilts at the end! This is from a pattern by the uber-talented Minick and Simpson and the traditional fabric is from their new lines. So here's the first part of this month's--a star and some quarter square blocks. This time I took a picture of them side by side:
I started my Saturday watching the television show, "The SuperVet". I've never seen it before. It's about a veterinarian who specializes in severely injured and sick animals. I tell ya, by the end, I was sobbing! Of course, Charlie and Lola were anxiously trying to make it all better and I felt like I had to get hold of myself because they were so concerned. I'm sure they thought "oh no--the old girl has lost it--who will feed us". All the animals survived but it was touch and go and the owners were there crying and worrying. I guess that, because of Charlie's heart condition, I could really relate to the distraught owners. I LOVE the super vet himself. There was a lab who had a broken neck and couldn't walk on his back legs. The super vet thought that, if the lab survived surgery, he may not be able to walk and would have to be put down. Two days after the surgery, the super vet came in and the lab walked over to him. Well, the vet sat down on the floor, the lab curled up in his lap and the vet just sobbed. I tell ya, I was a wreck watching it.
Now that I've recovered from SuperVet, I'm headed to the sewing machine. I'm going to clean my machine today. For a link to my favorite tutorial, click HERE. It's by Robyn at Dog Named Banjo blog. I clean my machine every 5 bobbins and I've had it for many years with no major problems. I use it almost every day. Whenever I take it in for service, the service guy always comments on how clean it is. He tells me that most machine problems are caused by not cleaning the machine often enough. Of course, you, my blogging buddies, probably clean your machine every week and would put me to shame with your cleaning technique.
Have a happy Saturday! XO and cheery wave from Bev