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Monday, August 20, 2012

DH Plays Doctor

Nothing is on my design wall  because I have been busy pulling weeds. Actually nothing but a big piece of fabric and Mark teased me that we finally figured out that we were wasting our time cutting up our fabric into little bits first when we make quilts. But there is a new member of the family here. Another sewing machine I mean.

I have quite a family of machines, though I don't usually name them. After my last retreat I decided it was time I get a featherweight cause I can't see quitting this quilting thing anytime soon. The older I get, the harder it is to lug those things around. I could just get better wheels, but what fun is that? So I told Mark and right away he was anxious that  I get one. I won the bid for this one on our 38th anniversary. He is not convinced it just needs oil and lube however, so he intends now to open up the motor and clean up her guts. I haven't  even tried her with a needle and thread yet, but she sounds better everyday and I believe when he is done with the procedure, she will hum like new. It is amazing the info you can find online about these puppies. I am sure he wouldn't attempt it otherwise.

If I add them all up, she counts as my 7th machine. Sorry, I won't gather them for a picture. But what I have is a Bernina, Pfaff, Babylock, Singer handcrank, Franklin treadle, an APQS Lenni and now the Singer featherweight. Yes, I count my blessings everyday.

I've got to do paperwork today and I have to gather a few things for quilting tomorrow. I get to teach the ladies how to do invisible applique by machine. What fun.


Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations, Gayle.
Bet your husband will find out all she needs is oil and lube! She's beautiful--glad she arrived without damage.
There is a yahoo group called Singer Featherweight that includes Graham Fordyke, lots of other members, and great advice.
I used mine last week (after oiling her up and speeding up the new foot control innards--but have to say she is kind of noisy after using people powered machines!

Deanna said...

Sewing machines are smaller and less expensive than sports cars. Also, functional! Congratulations.

Susan said...

You will love the Featherweight... Mine is named The Duchess... She and I like to get together each day..