Sunday, September 21, 2014

Free Coffee Mug

Pin It I drink lots of coffee and thought it would be fun to have a personalized cup. 
Tiny Prints is a new affiliate of mine and I was sent a promotion to share with all of you.

From now through 11:59pm PT September 23, 2014 you can get one free mug!
 Be sure to use the Promo Code: MUGSEP14 

I just took advantage of the Tiny Prints free mug offer and ordered a new cup. The free cup is 11 oz and you can design your own or personalize one of theirs. I decided to design my own and hopefully it will turn out right. I made a box in Photoshop that was 8.25 inches by 3.5 inches and then filled it in with quilting words. Tiny Prints shows you what your cup will look like and I grabbed all 3 photos so you could see it.

Tiny Print coffee cup that I designed

If you don't want to do that just choose a design you like, this one is called Bursting Channel which is a cute chevron design. In the upper right hand corner is a button called PERSONALIZE and this is where you can type in your name.

Coffee cup designing Freemotion by the River
Here is what mine looked like....I wish I would have ordered this one too!

Designing a cup at Tiny Prints

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Tiny Prints Affiliate program, so there is a benefit to me if you click through and purchase. Thanks! 

 I hope you will check Tiny Prints out and get your FREE coffee mug! They also have cards, home decor, stationery and more. I only choose affiliates that have products I buy and enjoy using.

Stash Additions

Pin It I did a little shopping this week......okay, I got carried away and did a LOT of shopping.

Did you know that every day at 10:00 am Fat Quarter Shop has a sale that lasts for 24 hours or until they run out. This little Fat Eighth bundle of Hope Chest Batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts was 1/2 price so I grabbed it.
Hope Chest Fat 8th bundle batiks

Another store that has a new special every day is the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Daily Deal. I picked up this layer cake called Windham Pastel Basics and I think it was 50% off. I bought a yard of one of the colors for a binding too.
Windham Pastel Basics and yardage
Batik additions picked up locally..........1 yard pieces of can never, ever have too many batiks! I might use some of these for some paper piecing.
I saw this beautiful piece of flannel.....2nd flannel piece this week......and I bought 6 yards of it.
6 yards of flannel
 Be sure to stop by tomorrow around 9:00 am as I will have a fantastic giveaway going on and will also be sharing a quilt tutorial at Inspired by Fabric  using these beautiful fabrics! 

Block Party by Ro Gregg

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Anker Sewing Machine

Pin It Look what showed up at my house!! My neighbor who is a quilter loves going to garage sales and Goodwill and finds all kinds of neat things. She called me and sent a text with a photo of this machine and asked if I was interested. Of course I said yes and she brought it to me.

It is a Anker sewing machine that was manufactured in 1947 in West Germany. There is a manual with it and inside is inscribed "Irene Ramsey, Marengo, Iowa 1947". Irene had recently passed away and her nephew and his wife were selling off her things. I love old machines that have belonged to someone who used them. I ended up talking to his wife on the phone and asked about attachments and she found the tin box of feet for me.
Anker Sewing machine at Freemotion by the River
Look at great shape the metal box is in!
Sewing machine tin
On the right front side there is a pin cushion that is part of the machine. Isn't that neat!  
The sewing machine looks smaller than my 15-91 Singers but is actually about the same size. Right away I cleaned it up a little (it was actually in great shape) and the stitching was pretty good. The needle was dull and when I went to replace it I found out it takes a different size needle. I tried finding them at my LQS but ended up ordering them off of ebay.

I haven't tried them yet and right now the sewing machine is sitting in the living room......I'm running out of room for sewing machines!!! It is in a blonde cabinet and it cost $60.

When my neighbor Diannia and her sister dropped off the machine, Jokester Bob went on about what a neat sewing machine it was for only $10..........these two gals were change in facial expressions! If I told Bob $10...they were going with that. Then Bob started laughing and said he knew the real cost.
Sewing machine feet and new needles
Do I need another sewing but this one was irresistible! I wish I had a huge studio and could have all of my sewing machines setup all the time............I'd probably buy more!
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