Monday, March 20, 2017

On the Needles and On the Sewing Table

I have blogged in the past about the Amazing Goodwill stores in my area.  You never know what you're going to find there.

I was on the hunt for an ironing board for our church guild, and I literally stumbled over this little sewing machine... it's a Brother 14 stitch basic machine with a weight of about 12-14 pounds, the perfect machine for carrying around to retreats and guild meetings.

As you can see, it's missing a few things... like a cord and foot assembly, and the front plastic insert.  It's also missing a bobbin case, but look at the price!!

A bobbin case is around $5 and I paid $19.99 for a chord and foot.  I have presser feet from an embroidery machine I never use as a sewing machine, and once I pick up a carrying case, we're good to go!

On the needles:

Remember the Agnes sweater?  The last picture I took was sans sleeves.  Well, after knitting a bunch more in the evenings and one weekend day, ta da!  It's DONE!  Except for the blocking and the weaving in of the ends, that is.  And I finished it on the last day of winter.

This may be the first adult sized sweater I
actually finished in the same year in which
it was started...

It's a nice dark green called Boreal.
My camera is taking crappy pics.

This green lace patterned sweater has now made it to the current work bag.  I think I should be able to finish two sleeves before summer, right?  Fingers crossed!

The calendar may say it's spring, but this is what my patio looked like a week ago:

And this is what is on my sewing table, a sports car medallion for the center of a quilt.  I have to make the road go all the way around, and add a band of grass.  Then some black and white for a checkered flag goes around the border.

My apologies for the long post... that's what happens when I don't get to the computer more than once a week.

Sew on!