Socialite – AA gets social!

Today, while perusing the site stats, I noticed that we’re suddenly getting a ton of hits from Facebook, Twitter and other sharing places.

A great big “Welcome!” to our new readers!!  This is so exciting!  I’m a closet introvert, but I just love that what I’m talking about is important to you, and I look forward to your comments and our discussions!

I humbly thank you very much for sharing this site with your friends.

In case you’re interested, here are our top 5 most popular articles as chosen by you, my lovely readers!! Continue reading Socialite – AA gets social!

Greased Lightning – Singer motor lube in Canada

Update 06-30-2016:  The latest batch of Singer Lube I received from the supplier is no longer suitable for use in Singer motors.  As such, I’m recommending the use of Petroleum jelly.

People far smarter than me are recommending it and White Sewing machine motors of the same time period used it.

 

Over the last few months, I’ve been hearing that Singer Lube / Lubricant / Motor Lube (S2129)  is getting really hard to find, especially here in Canada. This has been my experience as a consumer as well.  Walmart used to carry it, but no longer.  I believe that it may have been at Fabricland at one point.  Also, no longer.  With the loss of the Singer store in Edmonton, there were no longer any options I was aware of in my area. Continue reading Greased Lightning – Singer motor lube in Canada

Is there life out there?

I found this post yesterday while going through my drafts.  It’s about 4 months old, but I thought it still worth posting.  🙂  Today, the garden’s a disaster area – the rhubarb overtook everything, the zucchinis may have routed it finally, the tomatoes are enormous, the peppers are hot as h… well you know, and our Oregamint* is going like gangbusters.

*Oregamint.  What happens when you plant Oregano and mint too close together.  It seems that they might be cross breading, because some days I can’t tell which one I’ve picked.  Makes for some weird Mojitos and spaghetti both.  Works fine in salads though…

May 5, 2013

Yes!! Finally, yes.  Winter hopefully has taken its last kick at us, with the 4 – 6″ of snow we got on Monday (Ryan was driving in a whiteout while the radio stations were reporting “light flurries”), I’m officially so done with Winter, I may up and move if I see any more flurries in the next 6 months.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for tenacity, but I think it’s time for spring.

What better way to show that spring has arrived, and “life” is out there, than spotting these in the garden?

Continue reading Is there life out there?

No Comment – found a “bug” on the blog, my apologies!

I thought it was a little quiet around here, and in all honesty, I’ve not really had a lot of comments in the past, so I thought it might be normal.

Turns out one of the many many many recent updates to one of the WordPress plugins I use here broke the comments feature, and the software couldn’t be bothered to tell me!

“This piece of the blog is generating copious errors, I thought you’d like to know” would have been enough. 😉

A big thanks to leighway from the QB for letting me know that there was an issue that made me decide to investigate.

The problem that occurred would have looked like this:

  • You click in the “Leave a Reply” box, and proceed to type up your message.
  • When you’re finished, you click “Post Comment”, then the dreaded “ERROR” appears.  Something about not providing the right captcha code. And of course, your comment goes into neverland.  How rude!
  • But wait, what code?

And therein lies the problem.   There was no captcha code for you to enter!  I’ve made a change to the software to get around it for now.  The captcha won’t appear still, but it won’t check for it either.

Comments of course will have to be moderated as a result, but I filter nothing other than porn and spammers.

I will update this post if I find a proper fix, or I find out that captcha or WP have fixed the issue.   I suspect captcha, so I will report the issue this week.

In the meantime, chat amongst yourselves. 🙂   And please accept my apologies.  I wasn’t being rude on purpose!

Love becomes Electric – Electrical Safety and your sewing machine

*Note:  The photo above is of a mis-assembled power connector.  This is an example of what not to do, or Love becoming Electric – which is the topic of this conversation today.

Today, I want to talk about the electrical connections in your vintage machines.  In particular, the topic will be when you’re using the machine and you feel a tingle, or a light shock, or buzzing sensation. Continue reading Love becomes Electric – Electrical Safety and your sewing machine