Sunday, 11 May 2008

Green Strips, Step 2 and Mother's Day

As you can see I have finished cutting and re-sewing my green strips. Everyone who has seen them has made the same comment...."it's very green!"

My original idea was to to applique a jacobean style tree/flower onto the centre of the top but the more I look at it the more I like it as is (could be that I'm lazy as well, lol). It is busy enough as it is without the applique. Decisions, decisions, what do you think? Any suggestions?

Today is Mother's Day, our two older daughters came home this weekend, the youngest was home last weekend as she had to work.

I was lucky enough to receive some flowers, a signed copy of Jeffrey Archer's book and some fqs. They know just how to spoil me. The man of the house also gave me a bay tree and has nearly finished my 'no-dig' herb garden.

I got to cook dinner last night and lunch again today but I didn't have to do the dishes or tidy the kitchen afterwards. If I'd known that I'd have made more mess.

Here is a picture of the latest addition to my sewing machine family. It is an old Singer, from 1936 according to the serial number. The gold work is in excellent condition, the machine came complete with rubber floor mat, instruction booklet and all the accessories seem to be in the tin. The wooden carry case/suit case shows some minor signs of wear. It sews well now that I've had a little play with the tension.

It is definitely no featherweight, weighs in at approx 22 kg and I want to carrying it around too often. Now All I have to do is find somewhere for it to live.


Carol E. said...

I love your green strips! They're green.. what do those other people expect?! Blue?? haha.. I really like it, and I think it is lovely without anything added to it. Might get too busy, although I could imagine a nice black silhouette appliqued on there. I'm not much help, am I?!

Shelina said...

I think it is beautiful. I love the zig zag. I'm not going to be much help either, but I think some appliqué would be lovely on it.

Lynn said...

I like what you have done with the strips. I love green and also have made a "very green" quilt. I think yours stands alone well as is.
And I love your Singer machine. Reminds me of one I had that was my grandmother's which I gave to daughter and then she gave it (with my permission) to their nanny. It went to a good home.

jmbmommy said...

I like what you did with all of those strips....It is springy-summer time here so it looks like the hills in my valley. Applique or no, I think it looks beautiful!