Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another One

How many sewing machines are too many? I know...stupid question! At least in my house. Yesterday I woke up at 6:00 a.m. with a start wondering if I had remembered to turn in my time sheet (I hadn't), so I made an unexpected trip to the office so I could get paid next week. I had a few other errands to run, including paying an overdue fine at the library (I'm really forgetful this week).  I had to pass right by the thrift store and had no plans to stop, but something told me to just drop in to say hi to Linda.  Sitting outside the door (in the rain, no less) was a Kenmore 1941 with a bag of attachments and manual.  There was a note pinned to it that she sewed okay, but needed some tension adjustment.  Four dollars. That's all they were asking for the poor little machine sitting all alone in the rain.  I took her in and jokingly asked Linda if she had any patterns (I took a ton of them in last week) Out of all those patterns, she said they only had 2 boxes left.  That's pretty impressive! Anyway, without further Penny!
Why is she called Penny, you ask? Because her maiden garment (the fingerless glove toot doesn't count) is the new Pendrell blouse. I just finished the muslin of view A and it is fabulous!!! Tasia really nailed it! I made a muslin because I wasn't sure how a woven without buttons or a zipper, but the muslin fit perfectly right out of the package.  I will be cutting into the fashion fabric soon.  It is a rainy afternoon here in Oregon...just perfect for a Twilight marathon.  I've watched Twilight...New Moon is playing now and we'll finish with Eclipse. It's a very good day!


Tasia said...

Oh yay! I can't wait to see your finished blouse. I'm thrilled to hear it worked perfectly for you right out of the package, that is excellent news!
Enjoy your Twilight marathon and happy sewing! :)

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

Congrats on your new machine... and how nice for it to have found a new loving home.