One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Its her fault

March 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments

JessaLu’s. ¬†It’s all her fault. ¬†Her eye candy friday post had me not only coveting her 50mm lens for the digital SLR, but also an antique sewing machine. ¬†I couldn’t do much about the lens, but found myself trolling the ‘net for antique Singers. ¬†I started out looking for the same model she has, 15-91, and after having her take a peek at a number of ads on Craigslist, I found, based on her reaction, the motherlode. ¬†

A fellow fiber nut by the name of Vanessa was selling off not only a 15-91 but a Featherweight 221 in excellent working condition.  After dinner, Kat and I headed over to her house where I bought it.  We then spent a good hour or so just gabbing.   I had a wonderful time meeting her and hope to see her again soon.

I didn’t get home with the new toy until almost 10pm and it was far too late to play with it, especially since the kids were still up. ¬†I did look up the serial number on the Singer website. ¬† My new baby was born March 4, 1937 in Elizabeth, NJ, not too terribly far away and a town I had to pass through in order to get to Vanessa’s. ¬†I thought that apropos.

Today, I was able to fully fall in love.  Behold:

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I’m in love. ¬†She and I have made quick work of that pink quilt that I’ve been hand piecing on and off for almost a year now. ¬†

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Thanks Jess 🙂 ¬†And thank you for my new bag!

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I have a thing for apples 🙂

So you don’t think its all sewing, all the time, I’ve been spinning too. ¬†I finished 3 more bobbins worth from that never ending bag of CVM on the Russo wheel. ¬†

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Off to play with the new wheel…

Craft on!

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