Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
This post is mostly for my own sanity. I purchased this Premier DeLuxe Model 1953 sewing machine many years ago for 5$ at a yard sale. I only
bought it because it was portable (but I wouldn't want to port it
around too much!) and it can sew thru many layers of denim, something I've found newer machines not always able to do. Every time I go to use it and decide to change thread color, I rip the spool off before I remember that this is a b@#$%tch to re-thread. It threads NOTHING like the Singer cabinet machine I have of this same era (or earlier). I've sewn with this machine quite a bit, mostly papercraft stuff, and am not sure I've ever had it threaded correctly. I've searched the web but haven't found much on this machine, until one day I found an Ebay auction for this very machine. And I struck gold as it had pictures of the machine THREADED! I finally got mine threaded, in a way I have never done before, and I think it sews better than ever now. Imagine that! The machine on Ebay was going for 100$, so I think I got a bargain, so to speak.
Since I have finally successfully threaded this antique, I took some
pictures of it and am posting them here so I can 1) easily find them
in the future and 2) maybe help someone else thread their vintage gem.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I'm putting this thing away, been working it all weekend. It'll be fun to get it back out on the First and start filling it up!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Ahhhh, furloughs are finally coming down the pike for us. Even though DRMS is privately funded (self funded you could say) we still technically are employed by ISU, so a furloughing we will go! It's not so bad, 4 days unpaid leave is basically what it works out to for most of us. This was the alternative to 4xx people losing their jobs, so it's not all bad. Besides, life is good.