I know it's still technically spring, but jeepers creepers, when are we going to get some nice weather?? Today's desk gadget says that here in downtown, near the lakefront, it's 66 degrees. There was fog this morning and there is haze now. Yuck.
People often donate things to our group, and the latest acquisition is a sewing machine. It's a Montgomery Ward and I think the model number is 1265. I forgot to look more closely at the manual.
So a week ago when we met on Saturday morning, I grabbed it out of the bin and tried to clean it up. And did it need cleaning!! Sorry to say, more cleaning than I was capable of. It still runs well, the tension is fine, and with a little TLC it will be put to good use for our charity projects.
The funniest thing about it was that it has a kind of unusual thread path. I told Suzy that it has been ages since I've had to look at the threading diagram on a sewing machine!
|Our new old machine!|
Then I saw this on a trip through some blogs the other day... lots of jeans patches, I wonder if this is something we could do for fall? Hmmm, I'll file that one away for future reference.