Finally I have a day at home and a day to sew. A perfect day cloudy with showers- looking out at my flooded garden after the 3 plus inches of rain we had Saturday night. No watering required today.
Where do I start?
Finish the little things I thought......
Remember the Sally Giblin stitchery from a few months back? Well I actually did 2 stitcheries one in mauve and one in pink so today I made them into cushions. Yeah! Two things finished.
The special thing about finishing these today was thinking about my grandmother. I learned to sew on my Grandma's Singer treadle. Fixing zips in Grandpas pants ... can you believe that.. the worst job a sewer can do ! Just something we had to do then. Well my dear grandma is no longer with us and now I have her old singer complete with the zipper foot.
While I was away I found this new beauty at the Quilters Shack in Bundaberg. I just had to have it... The old and the new.... I would have never contemplated a "Singer" sewing machine until this one just struck a cord in my heart and I had to have it..... I believe she is still with me in many ways.........
So the little cushions were made on the new/ old style singer and quite surprisingly it did OK.
Memories are wonderful things......By the way her favourite colour was purple....
|First completed items for 2012|
|Completed on the new singer|
|Once belonged to Myrtle Dorothy Lewington , My Grandama.|
|The old and the new|