The little embroidery machine is out of the shop and back home. The problem was with the thread sensor, apparently. I tried it out this morning and it seems to be fine:
My camera is still going crazy, though. At least I can get a few pictures out of it while scraping up the $$ for a new one. It keeps switching to video mode and uses up the battery charge quickly. I have had it for 6 or 7 years, which I guess is extreme old age for a tech gadget.
I made my usual trip to Sebastopol a week or so ago and came back with lots of vintage needlecraft pamphlets and a few vintage patterns.
This pattern above might make an OK house dress and dates to the 70’s. The dress shown below is either ugly or not too bad depending on the fabric choice. I’ll have to think about it.
My mom had a pattern like this (now in my collection somewhere) and I always wanted to sew a textured corduroy pillow or pillows. The small wale fabric looks pretty smocked or tufted but haven’t seen it quilted before, and that looks great, too.
This one dates back to the 20’s so is in very good shape considering its age.
Still no action on the serger front, but I hope to tackle that machine soon. Yesterday I was making a huge cake for the spouse’s office for Valentine’s Day and covering it with some heart and glitter sprinkles I got from the seasonal section at the Walmart. I often make treats for the office staff, especially during tax season.
Still haven’t started a new sewing project yet because I’ve been tracing patterns, but maybe today is the day.