Friday, March 29, 2013

Grandmothers Choice on Grammy's machine!

I have not done much with my singer machine since the hubby got it all oiled up and working for me back in November. Something about threading and figuring out the bobbin...... Well, Mom is here this week and I conned convinced her to play with it and get it running for me! She got it threaded and then has the tension all adjusted for the top and bottom. While doing this, both my kids were watching her as she explained she used to sew on this machine when she was in 4-H years and years ago! I was surprised at how quiet it is when it sews. I had heard that it made clacking sounds when sewing. I could easily be doing this in the front room and no one would be bothered in the living room with the noise.
I thought it was fitting to try and sew this week's grandmothers choice block on my grandmothers machine!

Here she is in all her glory.

Last night we just did a basic meal and since I had some broccoli hanging around that needed to be used I came up with this little salad. Broccoli florets, some crumbled cooked bacon, sliced black olives, cucumber quarters and some chopped red pepper. I just drizzled some ranch dressing over it and it tasted pretty good.


Ellen said...

I love that you are using your Grandmother's sewing machine!! Salad looks yummy - I always feel so virtuous when I use up all of my fresh veggies instead of letting them go.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a pretty machine!
Is it a treadle or electric?

Teresa in Music City said...

What a wonderful legacy to have that machine! I have my grandmother's old Singer but it needs new cords before I can try to sew with it. I love looking up in my sewing room though and seeing it on the shelf. Reminds me of her and makes me smile every time :*) My grandmother was a wonderful lady and I miss her so much!

Angie said...

Yay! Is it a Singer 306? I have one, but haven't used it in years as the bobbin winder broke off. Nice, heavy duty machine!