“Machine works and is in good condition”… really?

I had a lady contact me about a few machines she wanted to sell.
I wasn’t interested in all of them, but 2 piqued my interest, the Singer 185J, because I knew someone who wanted it, and the Pfaff 362, because I thought it would be interesting to play with. Continue reading “Machine works and is in good condition”… really?

Ouch! Watch those hinges!

Ronnie - 1950 Featherweight 221
Ronnie – 1950 Featherweight 221

On Monday I was packing up my things to go to our Sewing Circle.  I was in a hurry, and when I grabbed the case of the featherweight I found last month, I managed to rip a 1.5″ long gash in my left hand.

Now, I’m naturally clumsy, but this only happened because Continue reading Ouch! Watch those hinges!

It’s Pink!

Ok,.. not really, but it’s pretty cool.

A really short post today, to make up for the long one last night. 🙂

Thought I’d pop into a couple of thrift stores to see if there were any sewing machines that needed rescuing while I was out picking out rulers, and thread and needles, and found this for a really good deal. Continue reading It’s Pink!

testing threads

As I mentioned in a previous post, I intend to do a comparison between several  threads to decide which I like the best for piecing and quilting. I currently have 6 of the threads that I reviewed from a cost point of view, plus one spare (Sulky) that my rep at SMS asked me about, and I’m considering picking up the last 2, just for the heck of it.

Tomorrow, I’m headed out to get a couple of rulers (they’re on sale for  70% off at the local fabric shop – who can pass that up? As an added bonus, they sell one of the two threads I’m missing for this test) and some topstitch needles  so I will pop into the quilt shop at the same time and grab the MasterPiece. Over the next several weeks, I hope to review each thread, by making a set project that will require piecing, as well as quilting.

I’m thinking of using this Continue reading testing threads