Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I guess you are never too old to learn something new... :) ...I do have my first hand bag completed...Yeah for me!!...all it is lacking is a polymer clay button...I have three of the colors pretty close to what I want... real world things are keeping me from the fun...*(like canning 14 quarts of green beans)....yum...I made the "Flea Market" bag in the colors on the right laying on my sewing machine *(in the previous post)...the red/green plaid and the floral that is underneath of it...more on that later...I can't wait to post the pictures of it...the whole process from cutting it out to the top stitching felt so good!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This was my mama's sewing machine...my sister bought it for her in the late 60's...and I am sure my mama was the talk of the neighborhood to have such a fancy machine!...so like I said earlier in my post I have her all tuned up and ready to sew!!
The cabinet my dad refinished and placed the White in it...if you look real close underneath the machine...on the left is a lever you push with your left knee (of course!)....and it is connected along the back to some gizmo that pushes the foot pedal!!...how cool is that?....Way to go Dad! Now when my mama would sew it would start out about 5:00am and she would go non stop until the garment was finished...*(except for the hand sewing, hemming, etc) that was left for her mama to do...my Grandma Dorothy......
These things above my Grandma gave to me...her sewing box, tape measure, old sissors, and last but not least her pin cushion....
My Mama, Daddy, and Grandma Dorothy have all passed and I only hope they are looking down on me and feeling very proud..... :)