So my nurse was given this vintage machine by someone who was going to throw it away, but she doesn't sew, so she brought it to work so we could figure it out together. There's no brand name on it!
The handwheel is partially obstructed by this weird metal thing that actually holds the motor to the machine.
After getting rid of the original thread and playing with the stitch and tension settings, we got it to sew a reasonable seam, but then it kept breaking the upper thread and not catching the bobbin, so she's taking it in for a tune-up. Any ideas on it?
Oh, and this is how I styled my sweater for dinner the other night, but Drew told me that the sleeves were "big" and weird, so I didn't wear it to work today as planned.
And here's where I am on the dress. The new beads arrived last night from Alabama Chanin, and my arthritic, far-sighted mother has agreed to help me bead the rest of the dress - DOH! (She's verklempt right now - "See if I help HER bead that ridiculous dress!") Of course I'm just kidding, can you imagine volunteering to help somebody bead something so hard to see and you're not even going to wear it? I'm filling out her nomination paperwork for sainthood tonight.