Have you heard the news? The April/May issue of Sew News has a blip called "Technique TV". SandraBetzina is putting her videos on-line. At powersewing.com, there are three free introductory episodes, which run 15-20 minutes each. There's a list of upcoming shows on her website that can be purchased in bundles, and a "pay per view" option also. I haven't watched the free videos yet, but will right away.
Here's my little Singer Featherweight machine, circa 1936. Several years ago, when I was heavily into quilting, these machines were re-discovered by quilters, and soon became THE machine to have. Their popularity grew as well as their price tags. I bought mine for $25.00. YES--$25.00. Perfect condition, with owner manual, carrying case and accessories. There was an invoice in the case from the last time it was serviced which was in the 70's. It hadn't been used since. I love this machine. It still sews like a dream. When I sew on her, I wonder what all she made for her previous owner.
These unusual looking things are an awl and a point turner. ChristineJonson's husband, who is a blacksmith made these tools. They are for sale on her website. I love how they feel. And although they're not old, they have an antique look.
Today, I received an old book in the mail.This is first edition Reader's Digest sewing book. I'm going to sit tonight and peruse it, along with the new Threads and Sew News magazines. Oh, and read your blogs!