We had 27 ladies gathered from all over Texas and even Oklahoma in our class yesterday!
It was a race to decide who had come the farthest – I thought it was Saska who came from Oklahoma, but no – Texas is bigger, as we all know – and we had folks from 80 miles WEST of Abilene –which made their drive about 1/2 hour longer than Saska’s! Sometimes the farthest travel comes from within state!
This is Sandra’s lovely tomato red 301! I actually spied the machine before I spied Sandra, and KNEW it had to be hers! So good to see her again!
Here’s another funny for you. I landed in DFW on Sunday. Guess who changed plans in DFW yesterday afternoon? the Hubster! Guess where he is today? Mc Allen, TX – the same place I was LAST WEEK! LOL!
The text came as “hi, bye –so close yet so far” as he waited for his next connection and I was teaching class. We are used to it, this is the way we roll!
We will both be here over New Years ---I’ll be teaching in Plano and McKinney, and he will be visiting and hanging out with his brother who lives in Wylie. It’s become a New Year’s tradition!
Allison brought her Frister & Rossman hand crank ---with mother of pearl inlay!
It’s a sweet baby, but was being a bit persnickety with the upper tension ---but never fear! Quilters come prepared!
She ran out to the car and switched from people powered hand crank to electric loveliness ---This is a Singer model 201! One of the best machines Singer ever made – it’s from the 1950s and has a potted motor instead of a belt for very smooth, nearly silent sewing!
There was a good array of Featherweights in the house too!
This little white one has a special history. It has had one owner! The lady you see sewing her was given this machine brand new in the early 1960s when she was but a teenager – a gift from her Grandmother. She’s had this machine nearly her whole life and it is still sewing like a dream.
New technology can always benefit the old! Have you seen the little battery powered portable ott lights? That is what you see on the bed of this lovely black featherweight, shining a bit more light right where it is needed!
And always one to love GADGETS and STORAGE ideas ----
These little flip top bins are perfect for 2” squares and come from Harbor Freight!
We had a great day! I hope you enjoy viewing the slide show!
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