Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rude Awakening

I was up early this morning as usual getting ready to for work when I heard a sound.  A sound which brought terror to my heart.  It was a yip, yip, yip sound right outside.  It had to be a coyote.  The other day while I was sewing I saw one run through our field, it was big,  and headed toward the back woods in the neighbor's field.  The coyote did not even appear to notice the girls but I didn't want to take a chance.  After hearing that sound I ran upstairs and woke up DH so he could grab a gun and go out with me to check on the girls.

We ran outside.  The girls were not even upset.  Obviously they are not worldly enough to know that they were in danger.  Everything seemed to be fine so off to work I went.  I felt bad for the rude awakening this morning that DH experienced.

When I got home I did a quick check on the girls and headed into the house to sew. 

This one took a while.

57 pieces!  It took me almost the whole 4 1/2 hours between runs.

This is Old Windmill it was easy.  I think it took me longer to pick out the fabrics than to cut and sew it together.

Tuesday DH and I went to check out a machine we saw on Craigslist.  We have been throwing around the idea of finding an industrial machine to use.  Most of the ones we see on Ebay are local pick up only and pretty beat up, and expensive. 
This is a Singer 241-11.  It is straight stitch only, and we are trying to figure out how to use it as a mid arm type machine for quilting.  Most of the time I can trade out feet from machine to machine, but this one I cannot switch feet, it is a high shank machine.  So I need to find a quilting foot.  I have been comparing and it may even be able to use a ruler toe with it, once I figure it all out.  I did figure out how to wind a bobbin.  I may play with it more tomorrow.

I have Friday, Halloween off, and I am so looking forward to sleeping in, and doing some sewing.  Hopefully no rude awakenings for me!


  1. Thank goodness the girls are ok. Great blocks. Enjoy sleeping in and I hope you start tomorrow quietly..

  2. So glad the Ladies were okay. That looks like a complicated block. The sewing machine certainly looks heavy duty. I hope it works out.

  3. I would be up checking on the girls too.
    Awesome star block.

  4. glad your ladies are well...and great job using your time to sew!! That machine looks like just the ticket :)

  5. Beautiful blocks, especially the one with all those pieces! Good luck with the machine...I know you and DH will be able to figure out how to set it up for quilting!

  6. We have coyotes everywhere too... my chickens are right beside the dog pen (I pen them up at night for their safety from coyotes) if one came around the chicken house, the Ranch Patrol would warn us .

  7. We have coyotes around here, but luckily they stay away from my yard. Beautiful blocks!


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