My apologies...I neglected to announce the winner of my giveaway back in July. But there's a story (keep reading). The winner was comment #17 by Izzy. The patterns have been mailed to Izzy.
My first thought was to name my new Singer Featherweight after one of my grandmothers -- either Ida or Mary. I was leaning toward Ida (my dad's mother), but I don't recall her sewing. In the middle of July, while attending a family funeral in my dad's hometown, I made a shocking discovery. Here's the gist of the conversation with my mother at my grandmother's old house:
Mom: Do you want Granny's old sewing machine?
Me: Yes!! (said quickly and loudly)
Mom: You'll have to ask Tyson (my brother) for it.
Me: Why? (as I'm wondering how it is I'm just learning about said sewing machine)
Mom: It belongs to Tyson.
Me: Ummm....what?? How???? What????
Mom: It was willed to him.
At this point, I'm beyond speechless. My grandmother passed away 37 years ago, when my brother was only a few months old. I'm the oldest. I'm a girl. Why didn't I get the sewing machine? And why has it been sitting around under cover for 37 years????
A few days later, I ask my brother if I can have it. He's given it to me on the condition that if he ever wants it back, I have to return it, but that he doesn't think he'll want it. Fair enough. So before I can tell my mother that I have approval, I get a call from her saying she and dad are en route home (the sewing machine is three hours away), and they are bringing me the sewing machine. Ummm...it's been in hiding for 37 years, but now, all of a sudden, it's urgent to deal with it. Of course, I wasn't home, so the machine was left in my shed. It is a Singer treadle. Yeah!! But now it sits in the shed waiting for some help bringing it into the house.
So the dilemma is, do I call the Singer treadle Ida after my grandmother? But dad says he doesn't recall her ever sewing or how the machine came to be in the house. And what do I call the Singer Featherweight? I think I shall ponder some more.
Exciting news -- Robert Kaufman has 37 new Kona colours!! ♥ ♥
But the sad part (not really) is that I have been collecting all the 303 colours, with the goal to use all 303 colours in projects. I finally picked up the final colours back in June. I was working on a plan to start using them all....and then this news. I'm excited for new colours, but now I have to continue collecting.
I hope to get my Kona page updated soon with all the colours I have used to date. I need to organize my colours into ones that I have already used and ones that I haven't.
Not a lot of sewing going one. My busy spring at work has transitioned into a busy summer. But I've made a list of WIPs (and wish list projects), and I'm going to make an effort to make my way through the list in the coming months.