Last week I flew up to Chicago to visit my sister who lives in one of the suburbs. Actually, she lives in the house that we grew up in - that my Dad, Grandpa and Uncles built in 1948. It's always good to go home for a visit. I should have taken a few pictures of the house, but didn't have my good camera with me. It was very cold and there was lots of snow on the ground. It snowed a few more times while I was there.
This is a picture of my sister's sewing machine, a Singer Spartan, that I used while there to make lots of HSTs. As you may or may not know, I get up real early in the morning and like to get a little sewing done then. Since my sis is a night person, it works out fine. I stayed in the master bedroom (we didn't call it that at the time), and there is a tiny sewing room off the back. This is the room where I learned to sew. All you can see in the picture is part of the wall. There is a window looking out into the back yard. In this room, I sewed my finger while using Mom's Kenmore sewing machine. I never liked that machine, but never sewed my finger again! I started making my own clothes while in junior high and spent many hours sewing clothes for myself so I could have more clothes for less money!
|Singer Spartan - I had a sewing machine just like this when I first got married. I bought it for $30 at Marshall Field's in Oakbrook Center west of Chicago.|
When I got home to Texas (70 degrees) I couldn't wait to get some of my HSTs put into the pinwheels I needed. I want to get this top finished soon - it's for DS/DIL's 25th anniversary in July.
Thanks so much for the many kind comments on my last post. I didn't have much computer access and didn't reply to many of the comments, plus we were really busy. But I do appreciate all the visitors!