Thursday, August 25, 2016

Knitting on Hooks

Have you ever used a knitting machine? It has a bed of hooks that the yarn loops around. When the carriage runs over the hooks, it pushes and pulls them while running the yarn across them and forms the stitches. As much as I love hand knitting, these machines are terrific!

It's a finely tuned, complicated unit that does its job quite well. You actually can knit up a sweater in a weekend. I've done it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Jacket in Amethyst

Summer is soon coming to an end. The daytime highs are still up there but the air is getting cooler. Perfect days for a short sleeved jacket.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Vintage Sewing Machine Oil Can Addition

Do you like flea markets and antiquing? We do! It's fun to root around the tables where they have vintage sewing items and find a treasure or two!

Every now and then we'll spot the little green oil can with the red "S" on the front!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Brought Back to Life - the 301A

One thing I enjoy doing  for people is bringing their vintage machines back to life. 

This is a 1953 Singer model 301A. 
I love the deco look and sturdiness of the 301. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tee Shirt Quilt Completion

After some bursts of inspiration, the tee shirt quilt I was working on is done and with its owner!

I chose to use various plaid fabrics for the borders and backing. 
The cool looking dog approves!