I have some roses blooming in my garden today.
A few warm days and everything takes off….. (click pictures to enlarge)
I got my little vegetable garden planted
And it looks like I have my work for tomorrow set. Weeding!
I spent some time playing with a few old machines
I put the Franklin in the treadle to give it a try. It is running great. Franklin was a Sears brand and this one is a nearly exact copy of the Singer 27.
A few people have asked in my last few posts about my thread. It isn’t on the thread spool pin on the top of the machine. I usually use a thread cone stand. But I have also made my own for the treadle base I made. I have a big nail on the back of the machine that the spool or cone of thread goes on and I have a safety pin in the window frame behind the machine that the thread goes up to and through and then it goes into the thread guide on the machine. (if you look closely you can see the thread in these pictures.
I went “Great Lakes Art Works” , a local store in Old Town that is an artist owned collaborative promoting the work of local artists. I had to buy this seam ripper (which is so cool I feel like I need to sew something wrong so I can use it)