Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Model 27

I am so excited I just acquired a Singer Model 27 Treadle Sewing Machine! I have never seen one up close and in person. I purchased it locally from a Craigslist posting for $50, she is in rough shape but I am having fun getting her cleaned up and ready to sew. The man I purchased it from said it belonged to his Great Grandmother, and since neither he or his wife sewed they wanted to find a new home for it.

Looking up the Serial Number on this I found out it was made in 1910 in Elizabeth, New Jersey so she is almost 100 years old.
Bountiful Harvest of Sweet Corn-This was the first picking, even with all the garden flooding issues I had in the spring, my sweet corn did really good! Froze up over 20 dozen. We had to buy a chest freezer because my freezer in the house would not hold any more. Of course we had to buy and build a shed to put some of the "stuff" in the garage in to, to make room for a chest freezer, lol. It only took my oldest son and myself 3 days to get a 10 x 10 shed put up.

Tomatoes are another story, they are growing very slowly, may be the flooding in the spring, the cooler summer we seem to have had, the variety I planted or the spot in the garden I planted them in, not sure how they are going to turn out. No red ones yet and it is almost September.
I do have one volunteer that came up in another spot and I have gotten a few red ones from it.

I have planted beets 3 times now, and still nothing! I think something has been digging them up as soon as they start to grow and eating them. I have found little dig spots all around them. Since they will grow in cooler temps I am going to plant them for a fourth time inside the little fenced in area I have. I really like my pickled beets and eggs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More Sewing Projects, On a Roll.......

A couple of cool cotton summer dresses for my daughter. Used McCalls Easy Stitch 'n Save M5833. My daughter picked out the pattern and the fabric. She is due in October with her second child and was wanting something comfortable and feminine to wear. These were very easy to sew up, just like the name says.

Doll clothes sewing, very quick and easy projects when I want to sew something but don't want a large project to do. My girl doll came with a Christmas dress, this being August she needed something else to wear. I had saved the info on this free smocked doll dress Another easy to sew project. Great instructions!!

American Girl Baby Boy Doll, came with no clothes, so I am working on getting him some made. Finished his pants, just need to make him a shirt now.

I always have several of my Embroidery Machine test stitch outs laying around. Usually I end up making Sewing, Embroidery, and Serger Machine dust covers. I needed a dust cover for all of my wooly nylon thread that I use on my sergers. This was a challenge to make. Tall and round and has a lazy susan bottom. But I am happy with the results.