Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Saturday, November 15

New Sewing Machine

HEY! I have a new toy! It is a Viking Quilt Designer. My new pal, Ann, found it for me on Craig's List. I picked it up yesterday, but haven't had a chance to get it out as yet - and it will probably be tomorrow before that happens!
Things have been very very busy here at the ranch. After a few months of not much in my consulting business, I suddenly am awash in work. And given the nature of grants, everything is deadline driven. And often, the deadlines are only a week or so away. I've been on the computer, writing and researching, so much that the palm of my right hand that rests on the edge of the lap top is actually sore!
I have a dramatic deadline for the upcoming week, so that I means I won't have much time for posting. But I am reserving Sunday as much as possible to play with my new toy.
I am still sewing - working on cutting up and reassembling my green and pink strata mentioned a few posts ago. Slow going, as I run into the sewing room for a spare 15 minutes or half hour.
I'll talk with you later!!

1 comment:

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

Wow good luck with your new machine - it's a great make. I like the look of all your magazines! I find them a bit expensive but have just signed up for 6 months of Quilting Arts as a Christmas present. Yey!!