Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Slipcover and The Singer
This fall I have been in a mode of morphing... Morphing from a prior attempt at lighter colors back to my more comfortable darks...
In this process, I attempted a slip-cover for the wingback on the left.... My first attempt at a slipcover...
Maybe my last.... But, that's another story. Finished it and then... I just didn't like it in the spot I had planned for it... Bummer... It's currently banished to The Last Frontier of my house cleaning!
One of the more fun things of this little venture was the discovery that my ancient Singer was as good as gold. I have a newer machine... but, with MULTIPLE layers of drop-cloth canvas and big trim, it just bogged down. Not, this old girl! I tell you, I always come back to Old Girls one way or another.
This beautiful old machine still has the sticker from the Charleston, South Carolina shop where it was "re-built". It was my Mom's. She sewed LOTS on it. Someone probably sewed LOTS on it before she got it. I sewed LOTS on it; but, it had been YEARS since it had had work. I just dusted it and oiled it... and it was off like a flash. You've just got to love that.
Let's dust ourselves off... oil ourselves up... and stitch on!! Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with the joy of discovering something that "still works". ;)
blessings ~ tanna