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Two weeks ago, we flew to Nashville, last week we drove with my parents from TN to Southwest MO, and tomorrow we're driving up to KC, MO to visit for a couple of days before flying home to CA. It's been a great summer trip so far, complete with a little sewing thrown in on my mom's 1961 Singer Slant-o-Matic 503. (the Rocketeer)
It all started when I felt the urge to play with her vintage 1961 Slant-o-Matic, aka, the Rocketeer. :D Hers is the 503a, I believe.
Check out this old Singer ad that I found. ha!
So I took the stack of rectangles..
..that I found in the scrap drawer..
..and just started sewing. And before long, they were one big, long string. Rolled around an old spool of thread.
Sewn into horizontal rows of three..
..with six inch rows of sashing in between each one. A scrappy, utilitarian quilt it will be when it's done. So fun to just play with scraps with no pressure or plans and see where they take you. Fun vacation sewing! Feels good to make something useful out of something that was otherwise just hanging out in the drawer. :D
Our trip is almost over, and it's kind of bittersweet. We've had such a good time visiting my family, but it will be nice to get back home. We are seriously having Buster and Daddy withdrawals. My hub didn't get to come this trip due to his work schedule. :( I will leave you with the latest, cutest pic of Maude the Old English Sheep-puppy. So glad we got to meet her in person in TN! :D Look at those fluffy feet, and giant black button nose, and mussed up hair. So cute.
Have a great weekend, and the next time we talk it will be from *Home Sweet Home* in Calif. :) Thanks for coming along on my vacation!
p.s. One week left to vote in the Make it Right Challenge, if you already voted for Mod GeoCruiser, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
links: really random thursday, show and tell with Pat Sloan, needle and thread thursday
what a lovely trip......it has been a long time since I took a road trip in the USA.....I do drive to see my kids once a year about 600miles but long long ago in my youth I drove 2000 miles across country! Ah...youth......your scrappy quilt is perfect!
Scrappy quilts are just so awesome, and anytime you get to play on a sewing machine like that is totally awesome!! You should hop over and link up to Needle and Thread Thursday if you get a chance. It's my new link party for quilting/sewing!
:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Looks like you've had a fun, busy and productive visit! I'm in Bowling Green, Kentucky, just an hour north of Nashville, so we've been neighbors for the last little bit!
Love your vacation quilt-scrappy is best-and I have already voted for your Mod GeoCruiser!
Have fun and safe travels! Oh, love that fuzzy pup, too!
oh, how fun! and your choice of the yellow is perfect. it adds to the retro feel! this looks like it could have been made 30 or more years ago. =)
thanks for the photo of the machine. it. is. awesome! love it.
did you see what i found in my grandma's sewing case? posted it thursday.
bye-bye, nashville. my family lived there for 15 years, i went to high school there. love that town! miss it.