Millie - my late Grandma's best friend, who has had such an influence on my quilting, sent me this sweet yo-yo fragment:
It is wabi-sabi for sure...
A new-ish Bernina dealer in my area (Daley By the Yard) did a beautiful job fixing the 153QE (after this calamity), and it has never sewn better. Daisy still hasn't stepped back into the sewing room - poor gal, but it's just as well - she sheds so much!
While my machine was in the shop, I obsessively researched new sewing machines, "just in case"... and the long and short of it is that yes, a new machine (Bernina 740) is on order! I am going to give my niece Alyssa the 153QE. I hope she will love it as much as I have through the years - it's been a GREAT machine. But..... I look forward to the bigger throat space and the huge bobbin of the newer generation Bernina. (This feels a bit like buying a car, in more ways than one!)
Meanwhile I've been catching up on some Stars in a Time Warp... here are two using vintage katazome indigo -
Two more with indigo print reproductions...
Lapis blue (barely, maybe?) ... and the light blue star below also counts as a "floral trails" I think:
More of what might be floral trails:
Finished up today sewing the borders onto this year's Stepping Stones quilt:
And meanwhile this 18 year old has big plans for his bedroom:
Some creative chaos going on but that's how we like things around here!