Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Poor neglected thing

It was in a dim room. Its light was not on. It did not have thread on the spindle. If you looked carefully you could see cobwebs and dust bunnies gathering to attack it.

Poor thing.

All it needed was attention. It was ready to go into action and show off its skills. Suddenly, this July, the machine worked every day and loved it. It will never be neglected again.

I glued quilt batting fluff to the neglected machine block. Perhaps you can see it in the top photo. The machine didn’t really get dusty because the cleaning ladies take care of the sewing room regularly, but it was lonely until I started doing the block-a-day project.

Below you will find foundations for the 4-inch paper pieced sewing machine blocks. One block has two foundations to accommodate the spool pin. The other foundation is a one piece block (without the spool on top). Click on the small graphics below to find foundations to print out for your own personal use.

And, don’t ever neglect your machine for weeks at a time. Feelings can be hurt.

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Blogger Piecefulafternoon said...

clever - that block could be used for a lot of things.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

Which reminds me... my sewing machine is broken and I must get it mended. Not that I'll necessarily use it very soon, but it would be a start.

Thanks for your very kind comment!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Del said...

What a fanciful block! What better than a working sewing machine. Glad you are enjoying it.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

too funny, i thought of a few other things that could be added along with the batt, like thread bits, snippets of cloth, pins and of course, cat fur....

i chased the bunnies away from my machine the other day and used it for a mending job. we were both happy to see each other.

i confess, i saw the first pix in the reverse, with the dark areas as the 'thing', which had me totally stumped!

12:39 PM  

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