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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not Another Sewing Machine!


We found this little hand held sewing machine for $1 at the thrift shop so it seems that I am now collecting sewing machines. Especially, I am collecting small useless sewing machines. This one runs on batteries and I haven't tried it because even if it does work it is pretty sure to be useless. I think you move it along the seam you want to sew. Talk about free motion sewing.
The girls went home yesterday so it's very quiet here today. Last year at school Sacha was social convenor. For their prom she purchased a bolt of red broadcloth to use for a red carpet. I just inherited it and am now the pround owner of yards and yards of red fabric. I'm not sure what I will do with it but I know that if I want to make anything red in the next ten years, I will have the fabric on hand.

10 comments:

meggie said...

I laughed about the little sewing machine! I do that, buy these odd things because I 'want' them, & when they are ridiculously cheap, it seems such harmless fun.
My thing of the moment is baskets. I just got another, & my daughter said 'Did you need another basket' Of course not! But I had to give it a home! LOL.

Quilt Pixie said...

I can imagine going through a bolt of red without too many problems -- but then bright and loud is me :-) Sounds like you'll have lots of fabric for Christmas gift bags this year!

Libby said...

Remember . . . Freddie Moran says, 'Red is a neutral.' Even though my style is a polar opposite from her, I can't say that I disagree *s*

Fiona said...

Red is the new black ... and blue ... and beige ... and, well, any other colour you care to think of :-)

Jane Weston said...

I seem (or seam LOL) to remember those hand-held sewing machines being sold on infommercials when I was growing up...I vaguely remember a women holding the hem of her dress and sewing it at the same time.

Have fun with the red...if it were me I'd hope the school would forget that you have it...they might get you to make a Santa suit or something! :o)
Personnally I think it would be great in to 2 colour quilt.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

If I find any useless sewing machines I know where to send them. May I should send you some green fabric to go with your red. The Christmas holiday season will soon be here. You can do a trade for your red fabric.

Judy said...

Looks like your grandchildren had a great time visiting. I'm not sure that I'll live long enough to see grandchildren that old!! I am impressed that that purse was sewn on the tredle!!! How wonderful!!!

xo

Lily said...

What a funny-looking machine!

The girls sound like they had lots of fun - as usual. Well done!

ROZ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'll certainly buy the book you recommended. If I bought all of the cute things I want, I'd have to move out of my condo! But that sewing machine is very funny.

Exuberant Color said...

I think I saw that machine on TV too hemming the side edge of drapes as they moved it along.
Wanda