A friend of mine called me Thursday night. A very dear friend of her's...a sewer...had died this past month and would I please come over and rescue her sewing machines. I love vintage sewing machines and went over yesterday. I came home with a White VS treadle sewing machine (which came from the previous owner's great grandmother) and what I think is a Japanese clone of a Singer 99...it has beautiful decals but is obviously a newer machines. It is called an "Imperial" sewing machine and…Continue
I have been contacted by a friend who is thinking about getting the AccuQuilt Go! system for her mother. Her mother has arthritis in her hands, making cutting pieces difficult. As I know nothing about the system, this seemed to be the best place to get some information. Would this be a good purchase or would there be a better one? What are your feelings on this system? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I finished setting up my sewing area yesterday. I have been without a sewing room since the end of June/beginning of July when we dismantled the basement to have the water issues addressed.
It was a huge job taking out the floors and down the walls. The work on the foundation was done (and only required 2 extra visits to "iron out wrinkles") but it seemed that every thing we did led to something else that needed to be done. With the floor done in the basement, we found we needed…Continue
Like so many of us in Michigan, we had a wet basement this spring. Unlike most others though, it was not a new problem for us. We had floorboards (it's a finished basement) rotting away in spots so in November, my husband started taking up the floor to see if he could pinpoint the problem. With the spring thaw we found 4 long cracks (easily about 6-8 feet long) and lots of water. To make a long story short....the cause is the hydrostatic pressure under the floor and next month the…Continue
A few years ago my husband and I stopped in a quilt store in Berea, Kentucky. Hanging on the wall was a quilt that looked like a Lone Star at first glance but was actually made with diamond shaped log cabin blocks. I loved it but they didn't have a pattern for it, it was a consignment quilt. I got home and looked for a pattern and didn't find one. Well, a month or so ago I was telling this story at my quilting group and one of the others said that you just started with a 60 degree…Continue