The new Elder of my Sewing Room & other goings on

Heyyyyyy everybody!  Long time no write huh?…super bad blogger lady but please forgive me; I’ve been out of the cyber world for a minute…Sometimes the Internet can be a bit too much you know?…but how I’ve missed sharing my tidbits though so here I go again….First off, I’ve been thrifting and SCORING BIG TIME!….Found some awesome pieces of fabric and other vintage notions that I’m just itching to work with….I’ve already made a dress out of one of the fabrics I found and it just says Mad Men allllll over it…my goal nowadays usually….I didnt take any pictures of my dress with my camera though; I just shared it on my Instagram (just in case you wanna see it)….made a new cape too but I had been hoarding that fabric for a while..go ‘head on over there and check ’em out when you get a minute….oh, my Instagram name is mskrs_stitches…I believe that’s how you find me or you may be able to just search my name I suppose….I also have a new dress on Belle needing the zipper put in and a hemming….and that leads me to how it may just come out effin’ perfect this time…..I just have to use this baby to do it….read on….
Now let me say that I have always liked the older machines; I guess its really no different than the rest of the oldies stuff I like huh?….so of course I’ve always wanted an “old” sewing machine….Anybody that knows me well KNOWS I can be impulsive…so the other night I took to my local Craig’s List in search of a “new” machine I could snag….Lucky me; I damn near instantly found one as soon as I typed in “sewing machine”….I called him right away (it had been listed for 2 months already) and he said it was still available….I made arrangements to grab it from the very next day when I got off work….Make a long story short its here and has taken its rightful place in my sewing space…and I cannot explain how much I love this machine….I have to get some bobbins cause I don’t have any to fit….Oh and its a Singer!…It takes Touch and Sew bobbins and I have nothing of the sort….got a bowl full for my other machines but for this one ummm nawwww….I have to go brave the irritations of JoAnn’s tomorrow and its get to stitchin’ for me… new machine does so much and has so many awesome features…the manual is a real book; NOT a pamphlet…..script lettering, buttonholes to write home about, and even monograms!….I totally get why people own more than one machine…they truly all do something different (I now have 3 machines and a serger)…..
Well okay I gotta knock this one more work day out for the week so I’m going to get some Zzzzzzz…
Pictures of my handsome new addition now….

check him out….just as handsome as he wanna be…(hehehehehe)

Up close and personal….oh and I gotta track down a slide plate too….hopefully it’ll be easy as finding the bobbins….

A couple of feet and the one of the manuals…”back then” the machines came with two books…the other one is kinda damaged though with it being so old….I’m going to fix it though; with a little tape…I tried to use one of my other bobbins but neither style worked….

it has a stale smell so closed it with these natural helpers inside…they helped almost immediately….

cleaning and oiling; it was quite fuzzy….

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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