Friday, July 06, 2007

Last Saturday's Yard Sale Finds

I love yard sales and flea markets.I usually find some cool goodies with out spending a lot of $$.Last Saturday I went to a yard sale and found a cute little sewing box with a group of sewing feet inside.










I payed $1.00 for all this.I didn't know if they would fit my sewing machine but at this price I couldn't lose.I rushed home and tried them on my favorite baby and they fit just right.Know,I've got to figure out what they are used for. I know one is a ruffle foot and one is to fold and attach bias strips.I'll have to take a trip to the sewing machine shop ad find out.I can't wait.I'll have some time to do it tomorrow.
Tomorrow,I plan to go to my local yarn store for their"sit and knit".I hoping to make a knitting friend.From 11am to 1pm you can come in and sit and knit or crochet,while listening to relaxing music,in the company of others who do the same.Every since I bought my Stitch n Bitch book,I've been in search of a group of my own.I'm knitting my second scarf.I'm still fairly new to knitting.I completed one scarf which I started after my initial knitting lessons.After that,I thought I was hot stuff and started a sweater without a gauge swatch.I used the wrong sized needle and the wrong type of yarn for the project.It turned out awful.However,I do learn from my mistakes,so it's not a total loss.I going to keep the sweater as a reminder of what not to do.Maybe a before and after photo one fine knitting day in the future.

8 comments:

Ariane C said...

That is such a cute sewing box! The best part is that you got the cute box with some useful feet for your sewing machine.

Cidell said...

I *think* the one on the bottom left is an adjustable hemmer.

Everyday Sewist said...

Those are some fancy feet! Cute box, too. I don't ever get up early enough to go to yard sales, but I have found some very nice things at thrift shops around here. I love it because even if you buy something that doesn't work out, you didn't spend too much. I usually just re-donate the things that don't work out for me.

April said...

Hi there! I can help you identify your Sewing Machine Feet...

Starting with the bottom left (your bloggy-friend was correct, it is an ADJUSTABLE HEMMER) and going clockwise: Adjustable Hemmer, Ruffler (for making gathers), Narrow Rolled Hemmer, Shirring or Gathering Foot (similar to smocking), Multi-Slotted Binder with Guide Pins, Edge Stitcher, Binder (same as the other just without the pins). My website gives illustrations if you'd like to see how they work. As long as you have a low, vertical shank sewing machine (doesn't have to be Singer) then they should work on your machine, too! Enjoy! Your Stitchery Friend, April http://www.april1930s.com

April said...

P.S. I LOVE that vintage Sewing Basket! :) And you are amazingly talented to sew garments for yourself... I've yet to finish my dress, but I thoroughly enjoy sewing for my 3-year-old daughter.

artist1lisa said...

Thank you April.I love your website.

April said...

Hi again, Lisa... I forgot to let you know that there is a Yahoo Group Forum called Singer-Attachments (free). Right now we are JUST beginning an online class (also, free) to learn the basic attachments and we are starting with the ruffler. You are welcome to join (it's a busy group, so set your e-mails to daily digest) or at least peek in and lurk - we'd love to have you and your wonderful sewing skills! ;)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Singer-Attachments/

artist1lisa said...

Thank you again,April.I will check it out.It sounds great.