Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm sew good (haha)

My dad loves telling people about how I'm so good, and so busy with my business, that I use two sewing machines at once.

So the other day he decided to get picture proof.

No, I don't actually use two at once. But I may use two (or all three) on one project. I may need different colored threads and don't feel like rethreading the same machine, or simply like getting to use each. The plastic one only gets used for the zig zag stitch, which I don't use very often because I usually sew little details by hand.

Oh, and good news about the mysterious Eesco rotary machine - my grandfather took it and fixed the motor, oiled it up, and said it's one of the best machines he's ever used. I can't wait to get it back and test it out for myself. I'm gathering up quite a collection of beautiful working sewing machines :) I got a set of bobbins for the 1924 singer, later I'll probably wind them all up with the colors I use most. And I bought a great necklace from AmazonCreations, it's a little old sewing machine replica, and I get so many comments on it! Wearing it around is great for my business because it starts up conversations about how I love old machines and love to sew.

And here's a peek at some things I've been working on...

7 comments:

Zesty Betsy said...

very talented! and it's a great picture of you.

Fireluster Pottery: said...

Such cute critters! I love my vintage sewing machine, and would never sew anything with my old plastic one, again. You're obviously a talented lady!

Helen said...

Great picture. I have two sewing machines and rarely use them. Actually one is still in the box!
I have no patience for sewing.

Felicia said...

Ok, you look like the ultimate multitasker there! And those creatures are cute as cake :)

Amanda said...

Wow...that is SKILL right there. haha. I've never heard of anyone sewing on two machines at once!

Cherry Lane Jane said...

I love all of your sewing machines! Your Lucky..I only have one. Keep up the great work your stuff is too cute!

RetroRugrats said...

I too like to have more than one sewing machine set up and ready for use with various colors to save time on threading. Your old Singer is beautiful. I have an early 1940s Featherweight and it works great!