I had put my tumbling blocks quilt aside for a while because I needed some fabric for borders and backing. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, so I figured it would just sit.
Then I went to a rummage sale today. Have I mentioned I love rummage sales? I can't help it, I can't pass up a deal. And wouldn't you know, one of the items for sale was a yard of fabric in the ideal shade of blue to border my quilt.
Sometimes things just work out.
Oh, and I saw another treadle sewing machine...that I had the willpower to pass up. The treadle irons (the leg part and the pedal part) were beautiful, but the machine was a Damascus brand. It's hard to find parts for non-Singer machines (as the poor, neglected Franklin sewing machine in my basement can attest) and this machine was definitely missing some parts. And besides, I don't have infinite room for sewing machines. Still, old sewing machines make me sentimental, so I hope someone who appreciates this one picks it up.