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Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …

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I’m done now …

I won't be buying any more Vintage Sewing Machines.  That's it.  I'm done.  Why?  Well, because I have my Rocketeer!  My Singer Slant-o-Matic 500.  "Barbie", as I call her, was born in 1961.  Look at this ad someone shared on FaceBook - look at those prices.  Quite steep for the 60's, I think! Barbie, my… Continue reading I’m done now …

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Winnie and I go on a road trip…

and there are strange goings on in our hotel room... I spent last weekend out of town, with one night in a hotel, with nothing to keep me occupied.  Well, nothing except my 1952 Singer Featherweight 221, or "Winnie" for short.  (If you would like to learn how I acquired Winnie and all her deets,… Continue reading Winnie and I go on a road trip…

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Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

A while ago I purchased two fabrics - both 85% polyester and 15% rayon knits - a Chevron pattern, one a Hunter Green and one a Red.  Just on a whim.  These fabrics spread out are a bit overwhelming for my taste - but they were too beautiful to resist.  I had to figure out what I… Continue reading Hopeful for a new cardi and avoiding some tension problems …

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I run for …

Vintage Sewing Machines!   I didn't know I did, but it has been proven that I do. Ever since I was given Ilona and Maria, I've been bitten by the "VSM bug".  (It's all my Mom's fault!!!)  I've been browsing "for sale" sites on line and learning as much as I can about various Vintage Sewing Machines.… Continue reading I run for …

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Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!

I have certainly learned a lot cleaning up Ilona - my Singer 15-88.  As you know from this post my Mom has given me her and her sister's Vintage Sewing Machines.  I even bought myself a small hammer and a screwdriver...  you know, one of those ones with a bunch of different attachments?  I took… Continue reading Ilona’s Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!

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The ladies I hang out with…

are ladies that need a lot of attention, but their company is so rewarding. To start from the beginning, we are presently helping our parents move from a home they have been in for forty years to a seniors' home.  There is a lot to go through - some is moved with them, some is… Continue reading The ladies I hang out with…

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Another baby in the family.

A while ago I stopped sewing and blogging long enough to show you my sewing machines, here and here.  Lately we have been spending a bit of time at our parents' place doing some spring cleaning and in the process have found some lovely treasures. Mom let me bring this home to show off to… Continue reading Another baby in the family.