Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello Kitty by jenib320
Hello Kitty, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend! I was unfortunately stuck on the couch with a cold, but I'm feeling a bit more like myself today!

Not much to show for this past week, on top of having a cold, my sewing machine was acting up too, so I dropped it off for a tune up on Friday.  So, I'm sewing pretty with Hello Kitty in the mean time! It's pushed me to re-think my back-up sewing machine options, and I'm happily looking for a new machine! :)

Heat Pack by jenib320
Heat Pack, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I did do a little sewing though! I needed a new heat pack, so I quickly put this one together using Cloud 9 bunny flannel and some navy beans.  Just heat it in the microwave for a few minutes, and it's nice and toasty warm!

Blocks by jenib320
Blocks, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I had good luck thrifting this weekend! Found these 16 vintage log cabin blocks for $3! Now I just need to figure out what to do with them! They'll definitely become some kind of quilt!

Vintage Sheets by jenib320
Vintage Sheets, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Finally had some good vintage sheet luck! These will be in the shop later this week, along with a shop sale!

Arabia Finel by jenib320
Arabia Finel, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This find got me really excited! A vintage Arabia Finel Daisy enamelware bowl! It's in great condition and was only $2!!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George and Michael hanging out this weekend!

I'll be back tomorrow with our next HST Block of the Month!

Today I love the..
Smell of: Spring
Sound of: Pushing Daises
Taste of: Popcorn
Sight of: Vintage Sheets
Feel of: Putting my feet up

Good Things about Today:
- Great thrifting day
- Fudgepops
- Pushing Daises!
- Feeling better today


  1. Those are some great finds! I especially like the sheet with triangles. Such a pretty bowl!

  2. Aww, my niece has that machine and it lives at my house so sometimes I will use it just to get a little Hello Kitty fix. Feel better!

  3. I hope you feel better soon. I have a cold right now too and got sent home from work today so I spent the afternoon pulling fabric for a new quilt :) And then sleeping.

  4. Hope you feel better soon! Loooove that enamelware (and the rest of your finds!)

  5. I know what you mean with back up machines. I have one... well actually my little girl has one... and I used it for a little while mine was getting cleaned. It was crappy. I mean hers is fine but I couldn't wait to get mine back because well that is why I paid more money is because it is just better :) I can't wait until I can upgrade the machine that I have now and then it will be my back up how awesome will that be :)

  6. Your Hello Kitty machine is surely a cure for any cold?? so pretty! Love the vintage bowl you found too :))

  7. Hope you're feeling better soon :)
    Look forward to seeing what you do with the log cabins!

  8. I hope you're feeling better soon! :) That bowl you found is great!

  9. Love the vintage blocks! I just finished restoring a quilt for a customer that looks very similar! Will be on my blog soon...check it out!

  10. I hope you're feeling better hun! And it seems that we're both in the same spot with our tantrum throwing machines! At least you have a backup to use for a little while ;)

  11. Just the color of your Hello Kitty sewing machine makes me happy! I, too, need a back up machine. I'm thinking about a Janome Gem Platinum. Love your vintage bowl find, too! Glad you are on the mend!

  12. It really sucks to have a cold! Good to see you managed to get some things done and find some great items! =D

  13. Ooh. I love the bowl you scored! I hope you feel all better soon, Jeni! Hi, George!

  14. Hi Jeni, I was wondering if you like your Janome Hello Kitty Sewing machine? I have spotted on the same machine that you have for awhile. I am looking for a machine that is simple and will be good for a 8 year old. Thank you! Chase

  15. I like your green Hello Kitty sewing machine, Jenny! It’s so cute! I’m sure even kids will love sewing if they were to use this machine. It’s a good thing that you have this as a backup tool; it helped you create colorful quilts while your original machine was under repair.


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