Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sadie my quilting lady is home

The "birthing" of Sadie n Statie,
Sadie has been safely delived into the studio, Russell enjoyed putting her together under Paul's instruction, I think he was just keen to get "Statie" the computer set up and eager to get that going to play with, he thoroughly enjoys playing with it now from time to time, I think I have a budding quilter in the making.
Natan enjoyed watching her grow up and is a very proud 'papa'. Paul Statler, was such a charming gentleman with endless patience even into the wee hours of the morning, when we were all ready to drop on our feet, with scrambled brains and aching muscles he was still ready to continue for another couple of hours, or so he said, it must have been the Jet lag.
Here are just a few pictures to show you all. Watching her grow up to her full size was quite awesome, she is no small baby and takes up most of the studio now, I have quite a lot of re-organizing to do to feel comfortable in here again.
I am please that I have invited 3 of my friends to come and learn with me, I don't feel so alone and it is great to have company while we learn together. She is the one and only quilting machine of her kind in the country, so I needed to start a group of my own here.
Zvia my friend and I are taking instructions from Paul during his very short but intense visit.
Now slowly we are starting to try everything again on our own and it's slow going, but we are making progress, working our way though it step by baby step and enjoy the moments when we figure things out and it works.

I have finally managed to get some order into the studio and yesterday sat down and actually managed to do some sewing. I have some quilts I really need to complete, a few more in my head that I need to make, no time to be bored.

I have a number of baby quilts we are making for charity that we can practise on, so far we have managed one that looks half way decent, and one that was a disaster as we tried to do it with a fleece backing the normal way, The quilting was great, it just all puckered up when it came off the machine and we had a good laugh, it's all part of the learning curve.
So, I guess you now know where to find me, I am either with Sadie n Statie or Bernie and friends, in the 'Movibear studio'.
Very seldom will you find me in the kitchen, TG my kids can cook and there are plenty of take away deli's close by.
Bye for now,
Till next time


Friday, July 13, 2007

My "baby" has arrived

Our "baby" has arrived finally at last, it took a couple of tries to get here and unpacked.

The shippers originally said they would send it on Tuesday, but the van they packed it in was too short for the 12 foot length of one of the crates to fit. then they said it was coming on Wedensday morning which it did, great excitements, only thing was there was nobody around to unpack it, they thought it was going to a factory where there would be other people to take it off the truck, so, back to Ashdod it went. then they called to say it was on it's way back on Wednesday afternoon with a couple of fellas to help off load. Now she sits on the floor taking up all the space in my studio awaiting to be assembled wich will be PG on Monday.
This baby now has a name from now on she will be called "SADIE" as she is my quilting lady. Hopefully our Rabbi will come and give her a bracha when she is up and ready to sew. Yes that's right, just like that scene in Fiddler on the Roof, but just in modern times, and she is the first of her kind here in Israel, a pioneer.
In the meantime, I can't get to my sewing machine to do anything so, what does a good Jewish mother do when she can't do anthing else, that's right - cook. Just as well, as it is my beloved son's 26th birthday today, so a good shabbat dinner is planned for all the family together.
Till next time.
Bye for now

Monday, July 9, 2007

I am back

Yes I know it has been a while since I last sat down to write, not that I have not tried, but I seem to now have managedto get some pictures uploaded and I am finally geetting it right, I think, I still need to learn a thing or two. I will direct you all to my webshots pages where all my pictures are anyway. Info at the end of this blog.

We have been very busy travelling lately, especially to Australia for simcha's. In May we were there for the batmizvah of a niece. and came home again for 3 weeks. In June we went again this time with all the family for a wedding and a special birthday. all the family get togethers were just great and we had an amazing time all round.
My two quilt gifts were a great success. beautifully quilted for me by my new friend and quilter Lyndall woods in Sydney at Norwest quilting. It was fun to go and collect the quilts and I enjoyed feeding the birds of which there were many of those funny white parrots with their yellow plume feathers on top of their heads, quite cheeky they were when it comes to food, there were some other lovely birds in her back yard that day.

All round the time we spent with family in Sydney was very special, and we look forward to hosting them here soon when it will be the 2 nephews barmitzvah's here in October and November. (of which I am busy making quilts for). So many quilts to make...... not enough time to quilt, but soon hopefully that will be fixed, that is, if we don't stop travelling around so much.

We are counting the hours now till the "new baby" arrives. She has docked and is busy with the customs at the moment. I seem to be holding my breath that she will arrive on time (by Friday the latest) The Statlers are coming here next week for a week, arriving on Sunday morning to help with the setting up and training, Still trying to come up with a name for the Gammill Supreme and Statler stitcher.
I have been mooching around in my studio lately feeling very unsettled, I have to start moving things around and changing and re-arranging a lot of things in order for her to fit in here comfortably.

So, pop into my webshots pages at and go to "community" "search" and look for me terrymow100. There are a number of albums, my quilts will be in Terrys quilting pages. my friends quilts, exhibitions and "quinglish days" quilts will be in my"Terry's friends" albums, family and friends and other will have their own albums so do pop in and browse.

I will probbably only pop in and write again after the "new baby" has arrived and settled in, so, till then.
Bye for now