Monday, 30 March 2015

Design Day

Today I didn't have much time in the sewing room so I decided that it was a design day rather than a sew day.

This is what I came up with:

It is made with this simple block:

I just love playing with one block and simply seeing how repeating patterns within a quilt turn out!

Monday, 23 March 2015

A new beauty...

I bought this little gem a few weeks ago:

It is a Singer 301 which is a terrific lightweight sewing machine not much heavier than a featherweight. I already had a beige and white one that is my favorite portable machine and I had been on the lookout for an affordable black one for ages! It is gear driven so it runs extremely well. I found this in an antique mall in Cheyenne Wyoming. At the time it wasn't running well so I reconditioned the motor and she runs like a beauty now!

My everyday Juki sewing machine needs her annual servicing so I think I'll use this machine whilst Juki is in the shop!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Hectic Here

Life has been hectic for me here in Denver lately. My little antique mall booth is going well so that takes up about 2 days per week of my time; one day spent finding inventory in local thrift stores and one day washing, pricing and stocking the booth.

And all the un-priced inventory ends up in my sewing room, so it's a little messy of late!

But today I did get the room organized enough to sew top hems and handles on 48 bags for the Green Bag Lady Project.

However one of these days I'd really like to get organized so I can get some of my sewing done! This pattern I designed early this year hasn't even gotten to the test sewing phase yet.

Not to mention I have some buttons to sew on a jacket that has been sitting here waiting for buttons for a few months!