It IS my birthday week after all!
And when this little baby popped up on Craigslist all lonely and forelorn, I just couldn’t let him sit there, could I?
This machine is a HIM.
Can you see his badge? It says HOME-MARK. As in, “You just must come HOME, MARK!”
Hahahaha. Oh, the ways that I can entertain myself when left to my own devices!
Mark is also irresistable as he is a DRAGON as witnessed by the decal on his machine bed. DRAGON! Who wouldn’t want a machine called DRAGON? So I dragged the dragon right on home.
Not too bad, really!
Just a bit of cleaning and oiling…
And replacing of the tensioner check spring which was quite bent.
There are many things I “CAN” do with a vintage machine. I have no trouble taking tensioners apart and putting them back together, I can clean and oil and adjust thread tension top and bottom – the one thing I really don’t mess with “YET” because I haven’t had time to learn is how to rewire or time. But rarely rarely rarely do these machines need re-timing!
When I hear about people taking their modern plastic computerized wonder-machines back into the shop yet again because they threw the timing off, I have to wonder..just WHAT are they doing to make a machine need re-timing? And why so often? In all of my years with vintage machines I have never yet had to have a machine re-timed. But that is a subject for another time. If I ever need it!
Chrome, chrome, baby!
Perfection in stitches!
It’s time to do a REAL test run!
ALL of this is thanks to you!
Thanks to your generosity in sharing your extra grey strips, I now have a full basket of grey goodness! And I’m ready to start sewing. Really, I couldn’t have come up with this needed variety without your kindness. SO thank you from the bottom of my heart, and my newly filled grey string basket!
Ready? Set? Action!
OH, these are going to be so fun.
Just wait until you see my project!
SO. Who is going to join me for Quilt-Cam tonight? 9pm Eastern. Here on the blog. I’m looking forward to it!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary!
Remember, you have to put on your own oxygen mask before you can assist others around you!
Mad City Mama quilt as found in my book Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!