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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hot Hot Hot

We are in a stretch of ridiculously hot weather, 100 + degrees but I am keeping inside in the air conditioning and of course, sewing! Today it's the New Moon and time to share our Totally Useless Stitch A Long ORTs! I don't have many since I spent most of the last month working on restoring the 301 but I sewed a little and have a few threads to share:

There aren't enough ORTs to cover the ink stains in my wooden leaf. Maybe I already told you this bowl sat by the telephone when I was a girl, filled with pens and pencils?

The leaf bowl is sitting atop some little postage stamp blocks I have been practicing with. Why do I need practice? Well...I spent my Piggy Bank Savings on this:

A Singer 404, already fully restored. He arrived on Friday and I wasted no time putting him in my cabinet.

Then I grabbed my box of two patches and started sewing! He runs like a top and sews a really lovely seam. The two patches are what I've been using as leader/enders for two years now.

Have I mentioned how much I love this cabinet? I even love the thousands of teeny scratches caused from a seamstress putting her scissors down over the years. I plan on adding to those!

Dash said he looks just exactly like my other two. What can I say? I adore Palomino colored Singers!

I am used to sewing on a modern machine. Fern always stops with her needle down and her foot controller is completely different. There is no computer controlling the 404! I need practice to learn how to stop this one with his needle in the fabric. Soon, I had a stack of my two patches sewn into 16 patches. All the while I am learning to control that needle!

I sewed the sixteen patches together. Would you call this a 64 patch? Whatever! It came out to 12.5 inches square. Perfect! There is no better way to practice than with a giant stack of two inch squares. The scary thing is I have not made a dent in that box of two patches...


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your July TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

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Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Here's my cold post: Koldt

deb said...

You love all the scratches - that's delightful! When I look (really look) at all the scratches on my cabinet's work surface they make me think about all the things I've made using it - quilts and dresses and shirts and.... Though I think a lot of mine were caused by pins because of my tendency to work right at the machine.

Your new machine looks great and fits into your cabinet perfectly. Enjoyed your picture showing all three of your palominos!

My July orts are HERE.

Julie said...

Your little workspace looks a hive of activity

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love those little patches!
Here's my ORT Report:

Khristine Doiron said...

Your love of ink stains and scratches speaks right to my heart <3

Here is my TUSAL http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2017/07/july-tusal.html

Vee said...

You are giving me sewing machine envy!

Here is my latest TUSAL. Better late than never!

Lindsay said...


Mine's up, late as normal

cerato said...

Here is my July ORT Report