Friday, January 6, 2017

It's Been a Long Time

Wow!  I can't believe it has been over a year since I last posted to this blog.  My resolution for 2017 is to do a much better job at documenting my quilting and other needlework projects.  I have been busy in 2016, but just never bothered to post any pictures.  I have been quilting, knitting, and sewing.  I have taken pictures of some of my projects and will share them in the coming days.  I also have a tentative list of things I want to work on in 2017.  Might be a good idea to put them on this blog so I can hold myself accountable at the end of the year.

For this post I will share a view out my sewing room window.  We woke to -1F this morning and will go to a balmy 18F for our high.  There was 2.5 inches of snow yesterday and with temps as we have, there won't be a lot of melt.  I thank my neighbor often for his love of gardening.  There is always something lovely to view in his backyard...even when it is snow covered.

 My mother is in her 80's and keeps busy with her church making quilts for charity.  Her machine is a 1954 Brother straight stitch machine, and she has had issues with the tension mechanism with a wire breaking.  I live a long distance from her and cannot easily try to help her repair it, but I have been searching thrift stores to find a machine that I could give her.  I found this machine at my local ReStore.

The wiring was in awful condition, but my husband said he could fix it.  He also said he could fix the box it sits in with new covering or totally remake it.  All electrical repairs have been made and I have cleaned and oiled it and it purrs like a kitten.  The stitch is really nice.  We still have the box repair to complete.  I think my mom will be pleased as this New Home looks much like her old machine.  My mom also said that when she no longer sews, it will be given back to me.  I already have 4 machines in my house, but I have no sea foam green machines like this one.

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