Monday, September 22, 2014


It just slipped by somehow, but my last post, A Plethora of Pugs, was my 300th entry in this blog. When I mentioned it to Marion and Joannie, Joannie said, "do you mean that I've read 300 of those things?"

I saw my friends Kate and Karen from Berkshire Quilts at the Herring Run Quilt Show yesterday and I asked if they'd like to do a give-away on my blog in honor of my 300th post. We don't have anything ready yet, but stay tuned because they both said Yes, and I'll be doing one sometime soon (well between now and my 350th post).

Today is another milestone, it is my husband Mike's birthday. Happy Birthday Mike! When Mike and I were on vacation a few weeks ago, we found the item below in an antique store. I bought it for Mike for his birthday. Do you know what it is?
This is an antique pachinko machine.
We're not sure how old it is, but it is made of solid wood and very heavy. Mike loves vintage things and this is a very cool addition to his collection. I also made Mike another apron (guitar fabric reversing to hot sauce fabric) and a reversible fleece blanket with a guitar print.

No sewing was done this past weekend. Mike was busy cooking for the NOLA party we attended on Saturday. I spent the day sorting an enormous mound of clean laundry that had been living in laundry baskets at the foot of our bed. On Sunday, I had planned to do some sewing, but decided instead to go to the quilt show with Joannie and Marion. We also managed to hit a few additional quilt stores on the way home from the show. Does thinking about sewing and writing about sewing, count as sewing? Does buying fabric count?

From my other, not-so-lazy friends, I offer up some photos.
Marion has assembled her 2014 Birthday Blocks!
She made a few extra...
When we hung this quilt over my porch railing to take a photo, the little girl who lives next door asked, "Are you having a party?" So, I've nicknamed Marion's quilt, It's a Party! Not surprisingly, I'm making the same one. I love Marion's, so I better get back to work on mine.

Joannie finished a baby quilt that she is donating to a fundraiser at her church.

Pat made this cute baby quilt top.

She also assembled her 2012 Birthday Blocks. I like the yellow outer border. It's one of my favorite Philip Jacobs' prints.

Jo Anne S. is working on the masterpiece below. This quilt has really, really tiny pieces! She is working on borders next.

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Pugs and kisses,


  1. That is quite the milestone! Happy Birthday hubby. Lots of pretty quilts are being made in your neck of the woods.

  2. That is a Pachinko machine. We have one here that my in laws gave our boys when they were little. It's a gaming machine and uses little steel balls. The kids love it here. It is a wee bit noisy with all of the bells and falling balls when you get a ball into the little spots.

  3. Congrats on your 300th post! Very pretty quilts being made by your friends. Love the 2014 birthday blocks. I'm sure your hubby loves all his gifts.

  4. Congratulations on your 300th post! Wow. I really love Marion's quilt. What a great twist on that pattern. Very nice of your friends to provide such great eye candy for you!

  5. That looks like a little pinball machine. Congrats on your 300th post!

  6. I had never heard of a Pachinko machine until I saw one on Storage Wars. What shops did you stop at?

  7. It's a party makes me want one just like it. Pachinko like on Price is Right?? Ah, those people had more fun in the olden days. I like old stuff too, unfortunately a lot of old stuff in stores is stuff I grew up with, grrrrr

  8. Oh, Marion's quilt really is stunning! Love it.