Well, it was a busy (for me) week and I even managed to start a little sewing project last night…

I think I got a lot done here this week, and have updated and added to most of the pages, tweaked a few things,  and now I just need to talk to Pearl about what new tips she has for people.

Starting to think about springtime already, and am looking forward to hitting the road to teach some classes, if my health allows.

Even our motor home is vintage, it is a 1986 Citation and is a wonderful home away from home.

I pack our little Kenmore 1030 with us, in case I need to repair something, and think I have room for a small treadle where the easy chair used to sit.

I am always ready to go fishing at a moment’s notice too. 🙂


Why Vintage ?

I was thinking of writing an article on why you should consider buying a vintage sewing machine… started off by saying that these were built in a bygone age where quality and craftsmanship were at their peak, and when a sewing machine was designed to last through many generations.

Realized that it would be the shortest article ever methinks.

I just serviced another 401A which is going to be used by a the grand daughter of the original owner, it looks and runs like new, and nothing was worn out save for a damaged hook.

I serviced this 401A last week and it shines like a new penny and purrs like a kitten on warm milk, and is 60 years old.

They are brilliant machines and I really do think the 4xx series Singers are the best machines they ever made.



Sew Steady Tables

We will be putting together another group buy for the Sew Steady tables in the new year, our current order should be arriving around Christmas.

We will also be bringing in carry bags made for the table.

A deposit will be required at time of ordering.

Thrift Shopping

I stopped by the thrift store today and did not come home with any machines but did pick up some fabric… some poly fleece that I think will make a few nice scarves or neck warmers, some wool broadcloth, and some jersey material.

One can never have too much fabric…