Three simple rules for using my Featherweight...
- Make sure the flat side of the needle is to the LEFT. The LEFT, dangnabbit!
- Clean out the bobbin case area after every sewing session. You'd be amazed what likes to lurk in there.
- Do not send angry emails to perfectly nice eBay sellers because you were silly and didn't follow rule #1.
Now if only I could remember them. Today was an exciting day--Beppie and Ann and John and Randy and Lynn (whew!) all came to visit the apartment after dropping their machines off at the Byrne Sewing Connection. We had a lovely time! I'm looking forward to the possible trip out to Burkholder Fabrics on Monday, but we'll have to see about that.
|My chosen colors. Love that contrast! The red was|
exactly what I was hoping for, not too dark, not too light.
So, I ordered some new pads for Faith-Ann's bottom, because she wobbled a bit when I was sewing. They finally arrived after some shenanigans with the mail at work (not doing that ever again!), and I sat down on Thursday to put them in.
|One of the feet, midway through the carving.|
|Left: a chunk of foot. Right: what it's supposed to look like.|
|All of the feet, in their various states of repair. :)|
|The various blocks, ready to be assembled.|
|My progress so far.|
I think my goal for the spring is to save up enough money for a new camera. Unfortunately I'm cursed with having a low light area to take pictures, and no matter how hard I try I can't adjust for the dim room. In the meantime, I hope you'll continue to enjoy the pictures I post, and bear with me for now. :)
Looking forward to Monday!