Saturday, January 21, 2012

I understood that

I was talking to Mama about my problems with my machine.  She said she still had hers.  We had taken a sewing class at Singer together way back when.  I asked if I could have it.  She said I could.  She said it is unused, but old.  I said I didn't care. I could take it to a Singer store and they would explain how to get the tension right on the bobbin, but I didn't think I could take a Brothers machine to a Singer place and I wasn't sure about getting somebody at WalMart to give me sewing lessons...that's where I bought the Brothers machine.
She said, "I have a lot of stuff that goes with it, too.  Well, it's not much, but it's a lot."
I'm making a sewing spot in my playroom.  I unpacked my ironing board.  It's one I found in a rental house we moved into.  So I don't know how old it is, but it wasn't new when I got it about thirty years ago. I had to buy a new cover for it because the foam part of the other cover had disintegrated.  So I spent the morning messing with the antique ironing board.
Then I decided a wallpaper table would be perfect for laying out material and patterns on.  So it took me a while to clean it up and put it together.
But the sewing area is coming along nicely, at a cost of $5 for the ironing board cover:)
Recycling is green.  Being a tightwad is big on recycling.  So I may be green because I'm cheap...wait, thrifty:)


  1. Last week Jonathan asked me to define thrifty, then he asked me if I was thrifty. I thought about it and went with reality and told him no. He looked at me and said "it's because of the yarn and the shoes isn't it?"

  2. That was an astute observation. But being thrifty in some areas allows us to indulge in other areas. So I think you are selectively thrifty:)