Friday, February 12, 2016

Treadling the day away

One of the perks of having a shop on Main Street is that every time there is a parade in town, I have a front row seat.  This morning, the students at Washington & Lee put on a parade as part of their Mock Convention.  I arrived early, moved some merchandise out of the window, and pulled a seat up to my treadle machine to sew while I watched.
See the needle felted angels watching over me while I sew?
The parade was fun, but entirely too short.  When it was over, I didn't feel like doing shopkeeper things like pricing new yarn and placing orders, so I declared it a "sew day" and continued working on my Fading Charms quilt that I am making completely on my treadle from 2" squares.
I may just make one of these with all my different sized pre-cut squares.  I certainly have enough.
Tomorrow, I should really work while at work, but we'll see - I may be in the window treadling away the day again.


Auntie Em said...

What a terrific spot for sewing!

Julie Fukuda said...

Maybe my two-inch squares should have gone into a project like yours. The nine-patch is not using them fast enough. Watching a parade is as good an excuse as any.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great way to 'show off' the store, while also making something pretty. Keep on treadling!

Moneik said...

What a fun way to work and the quilt is coming along great! I'm really feeling inspired by you to cut up my scraps and actually make scrap quilts. I've finished 3 so far this year and cut up even more scraps.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a great way to spend the day! I love how you are using your scraps. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!