Sunday, June 26, 2016

Busy, Busy and Yet Nothing Finished

At least nothing finished by me, though I do have three quilts in the works. By all that makes sense I should have finished at least one of them by now, but no, I started others. What can I say?

My friend Sandy, on the other hand did have a finish! This one will be going to our local USO airport lounge. Isn't it pretty and colorful! I think it's wonderful, and I like those tropical Mustangs on the back.

We had a wonderful time with our Mary who got to stay with us almost a whole week this time! Ruthie's birthday was last Monday, so we decided to combine that with the Father's Day celebration and had a family get together on Sunday. Mr. Muddling and Mary went and got a birthday cake and some flowers.  More pretty flowers and a happy balloon arrived later in the day from Ruthie's (and our) dear friend Dawn in the UK! So sweet of her to remember us. It is almost two years Ruthie has been gone, and it is still hard at certain times. It helps though to be with family who feel exactly the same feelings. I am so thankful for the many good times we have shared over the years. God is good!
Another beautiful floral arrangement arrived on Monday from a couple of Mary's friends in New York. We have enjoyed all those flowers!

I know you know I really, really like vintage machines. This one, a Japanese model from the 1950's or 60's, hard to tell, arrived last week. You might be able to see the disgusted look on Dinah's face at the state of its case when it arrived. The wiring was bad, too, but it's such a beautiful machine. Perhaps you can click on the picture and see those decals. Mr. Muddling got it all rewired and serviced for me today and I've already given it a little run of sewing. Perfection! I know I'm going to have fun with it.

Life does stay pretty busy around here, but sooner or later I will finish more quilts! 

I hope you're having a really good weekend and finding plenty that is making you happy!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is a nice looking vintage machine. You are so lucky to have your own refurbish/repair man living in your house.

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt! I agree with Wanda. You are lucky to have a talented repair man living in your house.
Hard to believe that sweet Ruthie has been gone almost two years. I will always remember her courage, strength and lovely smile.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How blessed you are to have a handy man hubby who can repair those vintage sewing machines. It's hard to believe that your sweet Ruthie has been gone almost two years now ... I'm glad you were able to spend the day with others who miss her as much as you do.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful quilt and i think about you quite often and know it must be very hard and you're always in my prayers. I love the Vintage sewing machine and someone to reapir it. it's hard to find a good repair man in these parts. Hope you have a nice week and stay cool. Much Love and Blessings. xo

Karen S said...

I am so pleased you had time together with friends and family to celebrate your special memories of Ru. And the flowers are gorgeous.
Great to see the quilts you are working on. I know they will be finishes soon. But you can't ignore those Ideas in your head when something new needs to be started. You just have to play! And Sandy's quilt does look wonderful.
I really am impressed by all the machines you find and use. They are so amazing. And so is your hubby who can get them working properly. He is great.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Elaine. Glad to see you're having a very creative summer. LUV your vintage sewing machine. Looks like it could stand up to anything! best, nadia

Anonymous said...

So many gorgeous projects! You might not have a finish today, but you will soon have many all at once! My thoughts are with you as you remember the lovely Miss Ru.

BTW, I wanted you to know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award! I always enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with your projects. Details are here:

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet Ruthie - I know you must miss her terribly. Dad's birthday is coming up soon -- maybe we'll follow your lead. And it's so wonderful that Mr. Muddling can keep your machines all in order!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Beautiful quilt. I know you miss your sweet Ru. Wish you peace and happy memories. I love your vintage sewing machine.