Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I received this lovely award from Irish Muses , Since I do not have a big following yet I am passing it along to all who read my blog. I hope that we will all become friends. I have only been doing this blog on a regular basis for a short time and am finding more and more of interest on the Blogs of others.
Posted by Colleen's Blog Long Island NY at 9:55 AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Julie has a wonderful giveway for a giant pincushion, I love pincushions. She is giving you a choice of either Hushabye or Simple Abundance fabric for the pincushion, so take a look here, and there will be two winners. Also there is a wonderful tutorial at Moda for the pincushion.
Posted by Colleen's Blog Long Island NY at 8:18 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
I bought an old Singer Spartan on ebay for $5. It was listed as "for Parts" . I am giving a try at getting it up and running. The flywheel seems to be frozen. I have sprayed the heck out if with WD40 and have gotten it to move slightly. Have been working on it for 2 days now. I love to tinker with old machines. At least 5 of them have "followed me home" as my daughter Jenifer says. If I ever get it running I will post a photo. It is a green model 327.
Posted by Colleen's Blog Long Island NY at 8:04 AM
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I have a really old Singer Treadle Machine. I have had it for years and it has been just sitting around collecting dust. I am finally getting ready to clean it up and use it. The problem was that one of the wheels was missing and it made it really difficult to move. I posted my problem on one of the Singer Vintage forums and a lovely man named Jay emailed me that he repairs old Singers. He sent me a wheel and didn't even ask for payment up front. How trusting is that? Now that I have put the wheel on, I can start working on cleaning and oiling the machine. Jay tells me that his wife Sharron is a quilter has a picture of a quilt she did in the August issue of Quilters World Magazine. I have to look for that.
Posted by Colleen's Blog Long Island NY at 7:21 AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We had some beautiful weather this weekend for a change. We just relaxed for the holiday and I made pulled pork for dinner on the 4th. It was really good and easy to do because the crockpot does most of the work. I hope the nice weather lasts a couple of days. We have had so much rain here on Long Island. The only good thing about that was that you don't have to water the lawn.
Posted by Colleen's Blog Long Island NY at 7:18 AM