Retro as Hell

I finally got around to hemming and hanging my 2014 Spoinflower tea towel calendar. Best thing on the internet (Spoonflower tea towel calendar artists). This year’s was by mrshervi.
I know it’s April. Dude, I HAVE a calendar.  But my sewing machine broke last year and I just haven’t invested in a new one.
The in-laws moved recently and one of the treasures in their magic basement was a 1910 Singer sewing machine retro-fitted with electricity and a (stubborn) pedal.
Holy bananas, it worked.

I had concern as the bobbin was already threaded and carried me through this project. Also, I’m pretty sure I threaded the thing way wrong but it worked.

I checked Singer’s site but the manual is not available online (surprise?). I’ll call them tomorrow.
After some investigation, I found the bobbin. It was tricky.
Couldn’t figure it from there.
It lifted up! But that wasn’t helpful at all.
But then I figured out through fifty trials and fifty errors that the silver panel SLIDES. I CAN reach the bobbin. Hopefully someone at the Singer 800 number can help me thread it tomorrow when they open.
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Happy New Year!

This year’s Spoonflower tea towel calendar comes from addilou, and it is an adorable tree of animals. However, the fat quarter is arranged oddly, so that there is no fabric at the top to create a loop for hanging it on the dowel. I McGyver’d it, as you can see below.

New Year, New Calendar

Happy 2012!  This time I am ready with my new tea towel calender.  Once again I bought the fat quarter from Spoonflower for about $12 and hung it on a dowel rod.  It was a difficult choice this year, as there were so many great designs to choose from.  Maybe one day I’ll make my own….but for now I just love hanging the new one in January.

Happy 2012!  This time I am ready with my new tea towel calender.  Once again I bought the fat quarter from Spoonflower for about $12 and hung it on a dowel rod.  It was a difficult choice this year, as there were so many great designs to choose from.  Maybe one day I’ll make my own….but for now I just love hanging the new one in January.