Saturday, March 28, 2009

Latest Projects

Last weekend a good friend told me about a lady who had called her wanting a "black Singer" machine cleaned and tension adjusted. My friend thought of me for this job and gave me the lady's contact information. I phoned her up and went to her home and picked up her Singer 221 Featherweight. I gave it a thorough cleaning! I believe it was covered in nicotine gunk. Anyway, in the course of my cleaning, I took the foot controller apart because two of the rubber base mounts were broken.

This is what I found inside the foot controller! You might not be able to tell from the picture, but the tip of this feather is the prettiest shade of light blue. She must have owned a parakeet at one time, huh?

And I was enabled by another great friend to buy the buttonholer you see attached to my 222k. This is a special buttonholer that was only marketed in the UK and Australia. So, I bought this one from the UK a few weeks ago and cleaned it up and tried it out. It makes great buttonholes and WITHOUT the cams. You simply dial the size you want. Besides the nice buttonholes, it simply looks great on my featherweight.

And at my quilting club meeting last Wednesday night, I won the drawing for the cutest pink fat quarter set. Since they're really not my colors, I immediately thought of a girlfriend and how they are perfect colors for her. So, if she's reading my blog (which I think she does), then she already knows what she's getting for her birthday in August. If she IS reading this and wants it sooner than August, she'll have to tell me and I could be persuaded to get it to her before then.

I added bling, as you can see, to the purse. My g/f is all about pink and bling. Notice the fabric covered button. That was a first for me, too.

And here is the whole purse.

Well, I promised to blog more often and so far it's not happening, is it? Oh well. Life simply gets in the way. But these are a few of my latest projects.

Oh, and my post wouldn't be complete without (again-because I already called her) wishing my beautiful daughter, Adrian, a Happy 23rd Birthday. Love you Adrian!


Rhoto said...

WOW!! What an upbeat, giving, sharing blog article!! Good stuff !! ('cept my b/d is in September and RED is my colour!! Tee! Hee!!)
Really NICE to hear from ya, Donna!!
;) ;) Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Charisma said...

Am I convincing you yet that I need that FABULOUS, PINK, BLING purse? I mean it is practically SCREAMING ..Charisma Charisma...RESCUE ME! I need you !!!! I need someone who can wear me as beautiful as you!