Monday, March 31, 2008

Un-orthodox Apron...


Ok, so I wanted to create a unique apron for a b-day gift...and this is what I came up with...It is totally different...all the seams are raw/exposed and after sewing theses aprons I washed & dried them in the machine to give them a more 'ragged/chenille look. You will have to click on the picture to get a better view....I probally was suffering from an overdose of java when I came up with this idea! lol!

An other sewing machine!!!


Ok, so I am up to 9 sewing machines, & 1 mini serger.... 2 of the sewing machines are new machines, 1 is my grandma's treadle, one is my mom's old Elna from the early 1960's and the rest are wonderful vintage finds. One of these days I will line them all up and do a "group photo".

My newest one, my hubby & I came across this weekend at an antique shop that we happened by (on our way to pick up another antique chair at a different shop) long story short, we found this lovely 1950's? all metal Singer in it's mid-century modern style cabnet that someone had painted that antiquy aztec 1970's gold-yuck!...My hubby stripped the seat which turned out to be Black Walnut and the sewing cabnet is Mahagony... SCORE!!!!! and the machine sews lovely! I am so excited.
I am not sure about the circle/ring thingy-maybe to hold spools of thresd?

Hubby says I have my "quota" of vintage machines...we'll see!

Monday, March 10, 2008

And The Winner Is!!!!


And the Winner is,,,, drum roll please...." lea of farm blessings "....

Congrats Lea, I will contact you via email to get your address to mail your little goodies....

I "talked" my darling & very good sport, hubby into putting on one of my aprons to get in the mood to draw a winning name from my vintage blue flower hat. I spent for ever trying to decide which hat to use!

Ok, I felt bad that only one name would be drawn so I had hubby draw one more name for a special surprize gift and that winner is ,,,,more drum roll,,,, "gafarmgirl". I'll contact you via email for your address too!

Enjoy the pics of hubby drawing the winning name and of my little Peekaboo guarding the prize.

Thanx to all who dropped me a comment on my post. I loved reading each and everyone. How some of you ladies came about your aprons is soooo awesome and heart warming. Thank you again for sharing those lovely stories.

Farm girl hugz to you all.