I worked on some more of the blocks that I used for the Garden Maze quilt as so many people have asked about this pattern. It is a easy and fun block and I am hoping to finish up a little card with the directions on it like I did for the Crossroads block. Notice the projects in the background? I’m trying to keep myself from making too many new UFO’s so I want to get these finished soon.
My original 15-91 Singer Sewing Machine is back!
Two months ago my 15-91 Singer sewing machine stopped working again. I was sewing along and then nothing. This was happening periodically but this time……it wouldn’t start again. The first time this occurred was last summer if you remember and I ended up buying 2 identical sewing machines on Ebay which were lucky to survive the shipping. The wonderful thing about the internet was all the help I got from different people like Michelle from Life With Lou.
Luckily one of the sewing machines worked okay and I have been using it but…..I really, really missed my first one that I have had for over 20 years. I know that sounds funny as they look identical but….that is just me. Also, this sewing machine is the same age as me……I’m hoping “we” both keep quilting for a long, long time. I love this machine for free motion quilting, it is also great for patching jeans which I always do for the guys in the family.
I printed off information that I found on the internet and the other day my brother came over and switched out the motors.
He is very good at working with tractors and vehicles and now….sewing machines! Builder Bob then put my new foot controller back on my original machine and it worked perfectly. I then placed an order with Jenny from Sew-Classic for another foot controller, some brushes, a couple of screws that were stripped, and other things.
Note: Sew-Classic appears to no longer be in business. I have found two other places where you can order parts for vintage Singer sewing machines.
When I get the parts I will have 2 vintage 15-91s that work great. Now I just need to get Builder Bob to build me a base for one of them as the one you see got crushed in shipping.
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments about our internet. We won’t be getting the high speed as we thought. First, there was a tree of the neighbors that would definitely block the signal come summer, then we had him come back out to see if we could set a 16-foot pole by the river but that won’t work either. I thought the new tower was right across the river from us but it is actually about 5 miles east and with the bluffs and trees on the other side of the river…..it won’t help us.
The company thought everyone along HWY 22 would be able to get the service but it isn’t working out that way. Some do and the rest……are like us. Now if we wanted to put up a 65-foot tower and spend $1,000 we could probably get it…..not happening.
The service we have now has actually gotten better in the last month with an upgrade that was done so we’re okay but…..I still won’t be able to watch videos. I knew better but I bought the 3 classes on Craftsy and now I won’t be able to watch them at home. Thank goodness you have them for life as I will be able to watch them over at my daughter’s house.
We have had satellite with 2 different companies – you still can’t watch videos or movies without going over your limits.
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