Wednesday, June 14, 2017
On a whim................
I knew I had this sewing machine (made by Simplicity) stored at the lake. (for at least 15 years) We moved it to the woods 3 yeas ago.
It had been an impulse buy from Q*vc when they had their arts and crafts days. (I miss those shows) It was demonstrated sewing through a large thickness of denim without breaking the needle. I was in awe and bought it.
And then it sat unused. I bought it around the time I gave up sewing for wa*lm*art ready to wear.
Unlike my old heavy duty all metal Husqvarna that I love. Unfortunately my Husqvarna was damaged years ago by a child's curiosity and needs to be replaced. It's still useable, but its not as functional. And I'm dragging my feet to replace it.
I was going to sew on this nice blue table with the Simplicity machine, but the machine made the table shake too much. So I moved it to the kitchen table.
(all the fabric is from the 90's....LOL! I used some of this for one son now 36)
I'd like to sew curtains for 3 windows in the lodge, but I only brought up thread for the pants. I forgot I had the curtain fabric here! I wish I'd written it down in my notebook I use to remind me from year to year what's here already.
I don't really like this Simplicity sewing machine, so I don't know how long I'll use it up here. I have 2 more "lightweight" machines (I bought for the girls to use) at home and I have the new Simplicity lightweight computerized machine at home, it came out last fall. I need to try those machines next to see which I'll take up here. I also need to go to the sewing center to try out a new to me/refurbished "real" (heavy duty) machine for me. But in the meantime this one up here makes do!
This machine is hard for the girls to thread. It's weird for me too, but I figured it out. The "tighten" knob for the bobbin winder somehow locked too tight and Tom worked 5 minutes to get it loose again for me. YIKES!! I did not turn it that hard!!
Sew I have fit some sewing time here and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm crocheting a theme colored throw as I watch my favorite Acorn Tv online. :o)
God Bless! and Happy creativity!
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