Tuesday, January 17

A is for Adventure......of a sewing kind!

ABC Wednesday is now entering Round 10! How amazing is that? A meme I started 5 years ago is still going strong, bringing together bloggers from all over the globe each week with a letter of the alphabet!



I try to have a theme to my contributions - I have used random photos, literally going out of the house, armed with camera "looking for a D" or whatever. I have also just taken in inspiration as I go about my daily business thinking "That will make an excellent E contribution" or whatever. The last round I mauinly focussed on our DIY projects, but this round I want it to be a learning experience....for me.
Whilst I did not make any New Year's Resolutions I decided to try and develop my limited sewing skills. I know Blogland brings us into the pressence of wonderful crafters and I find myself in awe of their talents. I often say I will learn to knit  but I never seem to do it. Yes I can make and enjoy making cards and benefit quite well from wedding commissions etc, but I can sew - be it very very simply.......
so my ABC Round 10 is going to be a learning adventure on a journey of sewing!



I have Jon's Grandma's vintage sewing machine......




But I also have one of these!
Bought for £20 at the local OAP's Table Top Sale. A dear lady sold me this, I feel I owe it to her to use it! It has been in the porch for a couple of years and it was only when talking over this and that with my good friend |Jill did I think to get it out and use it - so we are sharing it and bringing it to life.........Jill is
further down the road than I am, but I am here at the beginning of my adventure........
Watch this space!
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24 comments:

  1. Like the looks of the old sewing machine. It's a treasure! ^_^

    ABC WED.

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  2. How exciting! Maybe you have a whole new career just waiting for you. I used to make my girls' clothes when they were younger but then the girls started wearing pants and I wasn't very good at making those.

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  3. Can't wait to see what you would come up for the next letters. Mine is adding Filipino word for every letter for Round 10.

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  4. the vintage sewing machine is beautiful! we have a couple of old sewing machines from my grandmother but they're not as beautiful.

    i'm exciting about the weekly themes, too. i started reviewing my photos last night.:p

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  5. You've got LOTS of skills.

    BTW, here's a skill I don't have; getting rid of the white space below the graphic. But someone else has, so I've replaced the logo on the blog page.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. I have a Frister Rossman too, a Beaver 7, Bob bought it for me the week after our honeymoon in 1979 [cos my Mum wanted her machine back, once I'd made the curtains and the going-away dress] It lives at our bungalow in Norfolk and is in regular use there.
    If you aren't using yours regularly, I hope it has a donkey!! [see here http://angalmond.blogspot.com/2010/08/doing-donkey-work.html]

    blessings

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  7. The sewing machines in Asia made by singer are leg paddled ones. When i went to canada, I tried using one that you turn with your hand, I couldn't sew.

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  8. Congratulations. 10 is a very important number.

    This is the meme I like most, a bit of flexibity, but still a challenge.

    Thanks.

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  9. Old sewing machines really are a work of art. Happy sewing. x

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  10. I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress with your sewing. I've always been more of a knitter, but I did learn to crochet last year and I'm enjoying that.

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  11. I never did any sewing in my whole life, but I love vintage sewing machines as decoration ;)!

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  12. Good for you. You never let any grass grow under your feet.
    I was never very good at sewing, well actually I did ok but I never really enjoyed it.
    I envy people that do.
    Hope you will have us all in Stitches in round #10.

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  13. How great to own such a lovely old sewing machine. Good luck with your crafting year.

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  14. A again already? I think I started missing it last time at about C so it's probably too much for me to commit to. Oh what a busy life I must lead - not sure what I'm doing though ...

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  15. What a difference between the two sewing machines. I love the look of the vintage one but the newer ones are probably easier to use.
    Happy sewing.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  16. When my children were small, 60's and 70's I made almost all their clothes. Three girls and one boy. PJ's robes, shirts, dresses, pants...now I use my machine more for mending...

    I'm very proud of your new meme and and will forward to seeing some of your sewing.

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  17. Good luck with your sewing adventure. I used to sew but haven't in ages.

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  18. Hi, I haven't done any sewing for a long time except for the occasional repair jobs. :) Its a valuable skill and craft to have. Love your photos. The antique and modern...

    I look forward to following your journey.

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  19. What a fun jump into the unknown! So many possibilities! I look forward to watching you move from point A to point B and all the way through the ABCs!
    Suzi

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  20. I am looking forward to seeing the germination of the seeds that you are sewing!

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  21. Oooh, that Vesta looks a lot like my Mum's old Singer - I LOVE those old machines - and I taught both my boys to sew on one before they were old enough to use the electric! Which, by the way, is a Frister & Rossman which I've had since we were married. It was a wedding gift from my Mum!

    Hope you have fun sewing!

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  22. I love the look of the old machine! When my girls were small I sewed on one very similar to the Vesta. It's a long, long story why I used such an old machine but it worked better than a newer one I purchased when my girls were teens. Ha! Wish I still had the older one!

    If you are still looking for someone to do an intro, I'd be honoured. I'm not sure it would be as clever as many I have read here, but I would try.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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