Some amazing creations by a collection of 30 talented artists.
The second was with her blog post about moving sewing operations into a new space in her house. I don't know about any of you, but a pretty dry basement den complete with 40's real wood paneling, fireplace and antler ambiance would be right up my alley. I wish I had one but you can certainly follow Mary's progress here.
What I do have is a big closet to work in. Complete with dogs so that everything is pre-haired.
I could colonize a room I suppose, but the truth is I love my little sewing enclave.
And today I love it more since I spent a good portion of yesterday rearranging, cleaning up and taking inventory. Small spaces are best when organized and that too is appealing. No scanning here and there for stuff, everything in its place and all that. I keep a modest fabric stash and a big pattern stash
and a ridiculous number of sewing machines.
Obviously a natural born collector. Sewing machines are small, and useful and interesting. Many are such beautiful examples of form and function with obvious design references to the period in which they were manufactured. And sewing of course provides a direct link back in my childhood and people I have loved. So does 1940's paneling for that matter! :)
All the machines are working. The chrome encrusted Morse has made its way back from Mike at Stage Coach Vintage Sewing.
He has gone through and refurbished it. Cleaning and detailing and adjusting. The Pfaffs all see lots of sewing. Manual, electronic and computerized, I love every one of them. The Brother is always ready for embroidery work and the Singer Genie was a freebie, the machine I wish I had had as a teenager. The hardest working piece of equipment is the Brother serger. No matter what machine I am sewing on, you can be sure the serger will be in use. It has earned a month long spa retreat and will be dropped off right before I leave for Massachusetts along with one of the Pfaffs.
And Mike was kind enough to have this wonderful Kenmore cabinet just begging for a machine.
When we met up Saturday evening, it was a two for; Morse sewing machine and vintage cabinet. It's in great condition although that front rattan panel is a bit stained. Maybe an era appropriate fabric panel would be nice there?
In farm news, the horses are blowing coat so heavily I can see where they have been lying down and sleeping. There is so much shed hair on the ground it looks like an equine crime scene outline!
Peter had his dental surgery on Friday. He made it through the 8 tooth removal with flying colors. It was a rocky 24 hours afterwards. At his age they are really slow to bounce back
from anesthesia and the opiate pain medication, but by Saturday afternoon, the fog had lifted and he was looking and acting much perkier, and thankfully eating again.
Parting shot: Peek-a-boo, I see you!