Monday, May 25, 2015

My Grandmothers Sewing Machine

My Grandmothers sewing machine is now mine
She has been sitting in my Aunts shed for many years and now has come to live with me
My grandmother was born in 1900 and died in 1938 leaving behind a nine year old... my Mum
and her sister aged 4
I googled the serial number and this Singer was manufactured in 1910 in Clydebank Scotland
Fitting I think that it is now mine as Iam the only grand child who sews and I was named for my grand mother.
The unusual spelling of my name Illene obviously dates back many years
Iam very happy to have my grandmothers machine in my home

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Secret Sewing for FNSI

Cannot show what I did last night when I joined with Wendy and friends for some stitching because SHHHHHH It is a secret.

I can
show the fabric I used and pleased to say I have one item finished for my Christmas in July swap gift
Been to footy today to watch my GS get soundly beaten in his game and my GD played netball She was beaten too but at least a score went on the board. Will say no more
It was a glorious day at Phillip Island The weather this past week has been awful, so it was nice that I did not freeze at the footy today

Saturday, May 2, 2015

FNWF..... One for the present box

Last night I had a lovely night of stitching with friends
Like Shez says, these are great nights Seem to get so much done
Thanks Cheryll for organizing
I did the stitchery yesterday while visiting my Mum and last night made it into this armchair caddy, which was a tutorial I found on Jenny of Elefantz Blog
Great tutorial and easy to make up
Thanks Jen
My Mum is home from hospital and doing okay now that her pain seems to be under control at last