Saturday, May 26, 2007

I can sew! (50th post woohoo!)

Joel's grandma gave me her old sewing machine.

It's not very fancy, it can't do zig-zag stitch or button-holes or any of the cool stuff that even an inexpensive modern machine can do. *but* it is exceptionally cool looking (that counts right?) it was so sweet of Joel's grandma to give it to me, and it was *free* which is my favorite price. I moved it into the craft room last night. Hopefully when I go home today (I'm at mom's right now) I'll get some sewing done.

Like most things in Joel's family the machine has been exceptionally well cared for and it runs like a dream.

I'm just happy that all my belly-aching paid off this time. The funny thing is that I don't think I even mentioned to Joel how much I wanted one. I may have said something in passing but as he doesn't really understand my drive to craft and create, I usually don't tell him stuff like that.

Maybe I was just sending "get me a sewing machine" vibes into the universe... it's The Secret! It works! hehe

In honor of this being my 50th post I decided that what I really needed was a kitten heel red patent leather shoe. How else do you celebrate 50 posts I ask you? So I went to and purchased this:
psst... click on the picture to get yourself a pair

Okay so I didn't really buy them because of 50 posts... but it sounded good right? I bought them because they remind me of my grandma (grandma loves red shoes) and I thought they'd look nice with my navy dress... even if red shoes are played out.

I will do something in honor of the 50th post though... I'll have a CONTEST.

It's easy, leave me a comment (say something nice... or maybe neutral) and I'll use one of them thar random number generators thingies to pick a name. I'll send you some yarn. Because I love you. Good yarn too.

I guess we'll say leave a comment by 5:00 pm Pacific time on Tuesday. Thanks.


Beaweezil said...

I will start this off! That is a great sewing machine. Even if you ever become the super most pro ever sewing lady, don't give it up. Those old machines are tanks and will hold up forever. My super computerized (dumb expensive) machine is almost a ready for retirement at 10 years, see what I mean?

Thanks for the great compliment on my Urban Jungle socks over on my blog.

Have fun!

Kit said...

Aww, cute sewing machine! And awesome shoes, you should get 'em!

RodgerM said...

I love red shoes with Navy dresses. The only way this could be better is if white polka dots figured into this somehow. Oo, or white pinstripes...

Lyndsey-Jane said...

I keep nagging at my mum to let me have her old sewing machine (its older than me!) but she says its too heavy for me to lift etc. Good luck with the sewing! Great shoes btw, and i love red and navy.

Lexy Girl said...


It has white trim and ties... does that count?

Auntly H said...

Red shoes are the best!

Happy 50 posts.

Anonymous said...

The machine is cool! The color alone makes it worth having.
Love the shoes.

S said...

I'm seriously coveting those shoes. (Luckily I already have a shiny, bright red pair of heels. They have polka dots, too.)

Meghan said...

What a great machine! Also love the shoes. I noticed they even come in size 12!! Thanks for your blog and gratz on 50 posts!

midgeling said...

Congrats on your 50th post. And the sewing machine. That is so cool! I still want to slap my aunts for hauling my grandma's treadle sewing machine to the dump because it was old fashioned and buying her a Singer to replace it. >:(

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Missy said...

oh my goodness...that robin egg blue machine rocks! I have a super duper janome 10000 but still prefer to use my old Necchi I inherited from mil. Seems like the older machines are work horses and do fabulouso straight stiching.

And the red kitties...say no more!

congrats on 50!


Mim said...

I have an old 70's Kenmore I bought from a seamstress who was going back to school. It came with all the bells and whistles. But it's not a pretty blue color like yours. Congrats on your 50th post.

Gina said...

wonderful machine and shoes. Seeing both, I cant resist to imagine Joel's Grandma wearing this low red heels and sewing hard in the machine all day until the motor overheating!