I've had almost no time for reading the last couple of weeks (so sad!); I'm actually completely caught up on my reviews, something that has not happened in a long time. So instead of talking about books, I'll tell you about my new sewing machine.
Isn't it beautiful? It's a Singer Featherweight, made in the 1950s. They're simple little machines (they don't even do zigzag), but they last forever and are really strong. Great for quilting, which is what I mostly use it for. I named mine Winky, because sometimes when you whiz along too fast his little light starts to flicker.
They were made to be portable machines, which is perfect for me because I have to lug it to the quilting classes I take at my local quilting shop. Although the machines are small, they come in these really heavy wooden boxes that weigh more than the machines do. So my mom found this great fabric case on the web and ordered me one. (Thanks, Mama!)
I've had even less time for quilting lately as I've had for reading (because as much as I like quilting, reading totally trumps it), but I will show you this one that my mom, Twin and I made together a couple weeks ago. It's from a book called Easy Pieces (though we didn't think it was all that easy). We really like how it came out.