how many clever ways can you use "sew" in a sentence or blog title? i guess we'll never know. because they keep on coming, don't they?
wanted to update y'all with the latest regarding my on-going sewing saga: terry lee in search of a sewing machine that will sew a simple seam, a stitch or two. if you need a review, please refer to my "life should be sew easy" post.
1. while on a recent 3 day long junking adventure with pal bonnie (sans jannetta who was on vacation in the land of daaa-vy crockett, ♪♫♪ king of the wild frontier), i found sewing machine #2 in marble falls. it's a singer, sew it has to be better than the stinky "sew easy" machine, right?! we can only hope. $35 for model 2517c (for you sewing-types who might have a notion to look it up).
2. i called the woman who sold me sewing machine #1. you might recall she offered a money-back guarantee. she made good on that promise and returned my $15. i was never so happy as to hand that piece of you-know-what back into her hands ... and i didn't even have to needle her!
3. sew, as i see it, i'm at -$25.00 and in possession of a sew-far-sew-good singer sewing machine.
it does seem to be working fairly well. i had to replace the light bulb ($2.99) but was able to download the manual online for free. i love the inter-webs!
mainly, i've just been playing around with it ... which after all, is all i wanted it for anyways. to play with. it's a little unseamly to believe in jinxing things, but i'll say it anyhow: it hasn't jammed ONCE! it just sews and sews and sews like a good little machine. of course now that i've said that, all hell will break loose.
have been making some fun little card/collages using recycled greeting cards, scraps of vintage lace, material, pictures torn from vintage year books, etc. i LOVE using the sewing machine for these creations. it gives the pieces a different look and feel than when just using glue.
(she says, as IF she knows ANYthing about crafting).
here are some of my faves (but then, i'm a little biased). i keep making them ... for what, i do not know. it's not like i have a shop or booth. i guess i do it because it's therapeutic. and sewing is cheaper than a shrink. heh heh
love and hugs, y'all!