Hubby and I on our wedding day. November 11, 2007.
My latest addition to my collection, a Singer treadle from 1891. I think this makes 71 machines.
Center medallion of quilt in progress...
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I'm an Air Force wife, homeschooling mom of 4, owner of a small sewing business and collector of sewing machines. I have about 70 machines in my collection now ranging from 140 years old to brand new.
Other interests include reading, sewing, quilting, politics (shout outs to my fellows ditto heads and sick twisted freaks!), homesteading, and designing.
Nothing is free, and whatever is given to you someone else worked for. I'm very politically conservative, and believe in working hard to earn the things you get.
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Thanks for the link. I especially liked your baby quilts and the camo bag. Is that for stealth shopping?
1420 days ago
I live east of Denver, in a little burg called Strasburg. I don';t get out much because I am pretty much housebound now.
1420 days ago
Hi. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I hope your January Jumpstart Challenge is going well
1426 days ago
Yes, a block pattern. I'm thinking machine. I can do a straight stitch. I bought heavy needles on Saturday. I'll be emailing you. Medium length straight lockstitch????? Hmmmm...Yep HELP!!
btw As I was working on the mittens last night, I realized I gave you some bad info. Corrected info: Cast on 60. Knit 45 rows. Bind off until you have 3 inches left. Knit 2 rows. Bind off 2. Knit 2 rows. Bind off 2. Knit 2 row. Bind off rest. Whip stitch up the side joining the two long sides together. Leave an opening where your thumb will go. (Here I slip stitch along one side or the other.) Whip stitch the rest of the way up. You have now followed a pattern, made fingerless mittens, and made something besides a dishcloth or a scarf.
1427 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/9/2013 2:01:52 PM
Thanks for your comment on my page. The socks, rather sock, as I only have one that is close to done, has been RIPPED out about 15 - 30 times, started over, thrown in the floor with me saying no shouting, "WHY DID I EVER AGREE TO DO THIS PROJECT!!" This will be my first and last pair of socks for a very LONG time. LOL!! I'm going to be afraid to wear them. I've got about 100 invested so far.
As far as something simple to do that isn't a dishcloth: Cast on 35. Knit 45 rows. Bind off until you have 3 inches left. Knit 2 rows. Bind off 2. Knit 2 rows. Bind off 2. Knit 1 row. Bind off rest. Slip stitch up the side joining the two long sides together. Leave an opening where your thumb will go. (Here I slip stitch along one side or the other.) Slip stitch the rest of the way up. You have now followed a pattern, made fingerless mittens, and made something besides a dishcloth or a scarf.
I see on your page you quilt. I have questions. I want to recover my couch in a denim patchwork design using old blue jeans. How big do I want to do the squares? Does if even matter as long as the piece of material ends up being the size I need it to be? Would I just "hem" the squares together to make a big piece?
1428 days ago