Monday, January 18, 2010

Confessions, Resolutions, and things I must conquer


I have made a resolution that I will finally try and learn how to use this Singer Touch & Sew machine. I have had it for a few years now and it is currently sitting under my sewing table, untouched. I bought it for $5 at a rummage sale. I generally use my other Singer for my sewing needs, but I think it is finally time that I learn how to use this machine or get rid of it.

This type of machine has the ability to sew many, many stitches and designs.


It uses these cams which give the machine to sew whatever pattern is shown on that particular disk. When I purchased the machine there was a handful of disks that came with it. Over time, I acquired more disks. This was just pure luck. I later found a grocery bag full of these disks at another sale.

I now have loads of these disks. I also found an attachment that will do monogramming. I could personalize everything. I think I will monogram my underwear. :) I think that this should be enough incentive for me to learn how this machine works.

The disks are simply placed in this slot beneath the top of the machine. It sounds easy, but we shall see. Either I will soon be sewing patterns and letters on everything in sight, or I will be passing on this machine that I am unable to conquer. I will try and use at least one disk a week and share it here.

While I am on the subject of confessing to things I must conquer, I have to add another item to that list. I confess that just as some people are attracted to shiny new things, I seem to be attracted to older things that seem like they can make cool new things. Usually , I have no idea how to use these things. This is another example of my problem.

I found this Brother knitting machine a few years ago for $15. I was very excited at what I might be able to make with it. I swooped down on that baby like a predator bird on some unsuspecting small animal. Wings spread, talons out...and SWOOP. I didn't really take the time to consider the fact that I had no idea how to use a knitting machine.


That might have been something useful to consider. This will be machine number 2 on my list of things to conquer. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Damaris said...

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