Welcome back everyone, thank you for coming. It's great to see so many fibery peeps stopping in to say hey. Yet another Friday rolls around and it's time for Fiber Arts Friday. Be sure to stop over and see what Andrea and friends have to show you this week.
I got my Singer 201 back in the cabinet and sewing this week.
I'm pretty excited about my estate sale find last Saturday...I went looking for a sewing machine (natch) that they had advertised (like I need another sewing machine) ahem, like I said, I'm cruising around through all the beautiful antique furniture - that I don't have room for in my bungalow - not seeing any evidence of advertised machine...I walk out the door and glance at a box that's sitting on the sidewalk and notice a carding comb...
Ravelry, got a bit more info and also found a great website with illustrations showing the pieces and their names and how they should be assembled. The wheel appears to be very old. A few parts seem to be replacements as they are a different style than the rest and one of the "maidens" is broken.
Thankfully one of my contacts in the ZPDK knew of someone that refurbishes old wheels and makes replacement parts. I'll be taking the wheel down to MFF on Saturday so the ZPDKs can all check it out and give their opinion. Then shop for some fiber to spin on my new fishy spindle that Shannon made.
Learning new things has always been exciting for me, no matter what the subject, eh, except all the new stuff I'm having to learn at work. This spinning wheel stuff did not disappoint!
Here's wishing you learn something new this week too!
LittleDog has learned that if you lie real still, you won't get so hot...
when it's hot and your person doesn't want to turn on the a/c...pitiful isn't he?