Does that tell ya what I got today? Jeff and I ran some errands and went to lunch and checked out Target. Jeanne said she has a Shark and she got it there, so that is what I looked for but they did not have any today. They have some coming in but did not know when. I looked at a Singer but it was $20.00 more. So then I ended up going to Walmart later and I got me a Brother LX3125, and a bunch of do-dads to go with it, for under a $100.00 so I am a happy
camper sewer! Hey did I say I was a sewer, that looks like a poop under ground container word...oh well who knows, maybe I spelled it wrong, but you know what I mean.
So here is what it looks like, right outta the box in this picture.
Heck it's still got the tape on it, so nothing flew around or off in shipment.
So I have not sewn since Home Ec class in highschool and that was a longggg time ago, I mean I have my Great Granny's Singer treadle sewing machine(I think that is what is is called) and it works but I don't want to use it for my paper stuff, it is more for display, I had to unhook the belt years ago cause Eric would get in there and mess with the foot treadle when he was little, sitting on it rocking up and down, like he was at Disney land or something.
So I whipped up a couple bobbins lickety split. I could do that all day. Felt like I was accomplishing something, made a white one and a vanilla one.
Then I got to practicing on paper, Jeanne said to practice to get the tension and all that right, and well don't laugh….I can hear ya…ok who snorted?
I have to learn not to hold the paper, I was trying to keep it straight and actually not letting it move, so I can see some tiny stitches, ugh, aint my cards gonna look nice from now on! ha! Down go the readers, and lots of unsubscribe notices…ha! I'll get the hang of it. Practice makes perfect right?
So Jeff has been practicing too on his Shop Smith, playing around with old mesquite tree wood he has cut down over the years, and look what he made me?
It aint that big, but I should have put something beside it so you could get an idea how big it is. The picture can be deceiving.
I am going to put brads, or something in it, I am not sure yet.
But it is all out of wood, no nails or anything, and it is so cute.
So when times get tough in the Gibbs' household and we need to make some extra cash, I will be selling bobbins, and Jeff will be making little boxes…ha! Perhaps my bobbins would fit in the box.
Well I hope you are enjoying your Tuesday, I can not believe that this year is almost over…holy moly, time flies when your'e having fun!
Thanks for stopping in!
Cindy Lawrence says
HaHa…I LOVE it! I can see you standing out in front of WallyWorld trying to sell your boxes of bobbins….ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!! Darn you, girl, you're gonna make me SEW (notice I didn't say you're gonna make me a "sewer"…I don't THINK so!) Tell Jeff I said…BEAUTIFUL BOX! Next time maybe he can make it coffin sized…January's a tough month around here…maybe he could come sell 'em up here! Hah! Okay…gotta get to bed…I'm a weeee bit punchy! Love ya!
Tracy Altemose says
I'm loving that mesquite wood!!! I believe the "Snort" you heard was mine, when you called the box "Your Coffin" you best be getting back on the treadmill!!! Ha!
Did you walk today? I know I can hear you screaming all the way here in Illinois. Keep us up to date on your sewing progress. I can't even sew on a button so anything you accomplish is better than me :>)
Congrats on your new toy. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful projects. Jeff is just like my dad. My dad made boxes like Jeff's and called them jewelery boxes.
Awww…how sweet…Jeff made you a pagan altar so you can burn chocolate scented incense and invoke the stamping gods to put all your favorite accessories in the new Stampin' Up! catalog…that's so adorable! Now, go get your broomstick, and get busy.
BTW, I believe you are supposed to call yourself (or not) a "seamstress", not a sewer.
Gina Wrona says
I forgot to tell you on the blog candy comment, most importantly, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!
Elizabeth Fortuna says
oh man i did snort, but at the coffin comment not your sewing. My sewing belongs in the sewer, but I am sure with practice you'll become an excellent paper sewer/ paper sew-er/ paper seamstress! thanks for the laugh and for showing us your new goodies!
Sandra MacLean says
Yay! You have a sewing machine now! My mum is a seamstress and we've always had sewing machines around the house. I have one here with me in the states but it's currently packed away in a box ready for when we move. I've been dying to try out the sewing phenom….let us know how it works out and what settings you prefer.
Did ya walk today?
Margaret R says
Funny as usual Di, MY aunt was a Home Ec. teacher and she had the girls practice sewing straight lines using lined notebook paper with no thread in the machine.
Dawn Frost says
My husband also does woodworking. Jeff did a great job on the box, it looks gorgeous! I've never sewn on a card before, I wonder if my stitches will be straighter, lol!
Not bad for your first sewing job in years. You'll get the hang of it. Love the box your honey made. I would definitely be in line to buy one…I LOVE containers of any type! And this is great. It would be nice to have a set of them to store all sorts of embellies!
Jean from jlfstudio says
Lots of talent in the "G" house finding terrific expression. Go for it!
Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking incense. Must be a "boomer" thing – lol!
Thanks for bringing back memories with your mention of your vintage machine. My Mom back in the 40's inherited her Mom's treadle Singer and since her arthritis wouldn't allow her to treadle yours truly spent her childhood in the 60's working that platform on command. Now that I think about it maybe that was Mom's way of directing my energy to useful ends while keeping an eye on my whereabouts hmmm…some Mom's are sneaky that way!
You might want to look and see if your machine has a latch that disengages the band and allows the treadle to move freely without stressing the band. Some of the old machines had them just like some spinning wheels do to disengage the bobbins. With the manual(treadle?)machine you can do some interesting things without the messing up modern speed can cause.
I bet the local home ec teacher would let you sit in if you really, really wanted to (you'd have to bring the chocolate though!)!!
Happy New Year Everyone! Hugs and blessings.