Remember that old, rusty sewing machine from a week or so ago? Resident Machine Master and I have it sewing like a charm! We cleaned it up a bit, liberally applied liquid wrench and oil, rethreaded and cranked away. It has a lovely stitch, and hums along. The throat plates and wheel still need some attention, as well as the case – after Thanksgiving. I found a service manual online for it, since I wanted to be sure and have a diagram available before I took apart the tension. Fortuantely, I haven’t had to, but you never know!
Revisiting another past topic, I mailed yesterday my six-word biography postcards! And the winner is: Surreptitiously Bottling Scavenged Scraps of Time. I fused bottle shapes of fabric to the background material; applied small photos, fabric and real watch faces, snips of hair, and text; stitched clear vinyl over the bottle shapes; and trimmed the vinyl. The backs were printed on ink-jet prepared fusible fabric, then ironed on. I’m pleased with the way they came out – and finished a week before the deadline!