When Allison asked if I’d like to come and visit her vintage machine collection and quilts ---put in a bit of stitching, and visit with her and her girlfriend Cindy over a home made lunch – I jumped at it!
“Could I also bring some laundry?” was my other question. Hotel living is “minimal” at best, and it’s nice to be able to do simple things like throw in a load of wash to start the next stop on the parade with clean clothing.
Allison restores and refurbishes vintage singer machines from featherweights to 301s to class 15s and everywhere in between. walking into her living room is like walking into a showroom from the past. There are multiple treadles to try, each with a pair of thread snips and a basket of leader/ender squares for demonstrating at a moment’s notice. Pick a treadle, sit and pedal! I had so much fun!
A view from above!
How many treadles do you spy from this vantage point?
Here’s a little video of her “refresher course” in helping me remember how to wind a Singer long bobbin on the treadle. I always forget how! It’s a bit blurry at the beginning, so pardon the amateur quality of this flick, we were just having fun!
There are quilts to show too….hopefully I’ll get those edited down later today. We got back late from the game last night ((Broncos WON! Yeah!!)) and slept in a bit this morning.
Today I move up to McKinney for a lecture tonight, and two days of classes ----Have a great day, everyone!