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this and that some OT some not
Well, DD started college today. She's staying at home at least this first year and going to the University of Arkansas. It's 20 minutes away. :) I still cried. lol Peach season has been in fu...
9 years ago 22
 
Another update on my Kenmore
The Kenmore has been fixed and I picked it up today. It sews like a dream. Smooth and quiet, nice stitch. The sewing machine guy went over it with a fine tooth comb. Cleaned it all up, inside an...
9 years ago 8
 
Look what Brown can do for me!
My nice UPS guy just delivered several spools Maderia thread I ordered online: 983-66 MADEIRA SUPERTWIST #30 GREEN 983-307 MADEIRA SUPERTWIST #30 BLUE PURPLE 983-18 MADEIRA SUPERTWIST #30 RED PINK ...
9 years ago 18
 
Up date on Kenmore prezzie
I brought my "giftee" Kenmore in today to have it fixed. The service guy didn't think there were any major problem. HE said he would clean it up, check the wiring and let me know if it will cost m...
9 years ago
 
Bust alterations in vertical princess seams?
Hi, I'm going to make this nightgown and was wondering if you guys can advise on altering the pattern for larger cup size. http://www.kwiksew.com/catalog/cat_detail.cfm?pid=2822&Cat=temp&Level=tem...
9 years ago 3
 
Janome serger question
Hancock Fabrics has a sale starting tomorrow on Sewing machines and 2 of the 3 sergers. So I went up there this evening before dark and the very nice manager let me go ahead and get the items I w...
9 years ago 8
 
Sewing machine frequently asked questions New post
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9 years ago 7
 
Not deep fried and smothered in chocolate, just swathes of chocolate coloured silk!
The three bridesmaids so far: INGA: http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/482537.html HELEN: http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries/483130.html LEONIE: http://community.livejournal...
9 years ago 5
 
Sewing Machine Recommendation
Hello alt.sewing! I'm looking for a recommendation for a sewing machine. I don't sew myself so I don't know where to start. The machine is for my niece who is turing 10 next month. She's been inter...
9 years ago 12
 
Probably best not to operate your sewing machines,,,
...after a big cup of coffee! http://www.trinity.edu/jdunn/spiderdrugs.htm "Scientists at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have turned their attention from ...
9 years ago 14
 
Non-Electric Sergers?
Not long ago I happened to get close enough to a plain-dressed baby to see that the flounce on her sleeve was overlocked, rather than hemmed. I don't think that she was from a sect that eschews ele...
9 years ago 6
 
Back from the beach with a prezzie
My neighbor on the Cape gave me a prezzie. A Kenmore sewing machine model 1302. She knew I wanted one to have there in the summer and had gotten it free. I brought it home to clean i t up and see...
9 years ago 21
 
County Fair results
Ok, so it's time for the annual Augusta County Fair, and I had a grand total of 28 entries....WAY more than last year. Here's the final tally....and there is room for improvement because some of th...
9 years ago 8
 
Project Runway
My DGD met the winner of last's year's series. She and DD went to a boutique here which was showing Seth Aaron's work. And DGD had her picture taken with SA, bottom of the page: http://ickes.us/b...
9 years ago 2
 
question about mixing fabrics
I'm making some winter pjs for 4 of my DGDs and one has requested that I make her a raglan top using flannel as the front and back and knit for the sleeves. This seems like a great way to stretch ...
9 years ago 5