It has been a while since I posted, I have been busy, and still not quite up to par. But the good news is that next procedure (to break up the pancreatic stones) is Monday morning. I should be able to fee the benefits of that fairly quickly 🙂 .
I have made a few new bags
A few of them sold already but there are some more available in my Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts
Also working on a few sewing machines. Singer W9
it sews beautifully! It is basically a Wheeler and Wilson D9 with a few changes (they changed the bed length to fit singer cabinets and changed to a 221 bobbin) Singer bought out the company in 1905 but continued to make this model for a few years. They mainly bought the company to get their commercial machine technology but the D9 was a popular machine in the home machine line so they kept it. The paint and decals are pretty bad so I might do a full repaint and new decals on this one.
and A singer 188K1
Sometimes called a commercial machine but I consider it a sort of in between. It is bigger than my home versions but smaller than my 31-15 commercial. It had been used with some oddball needles…they were shorter than the 16×231 needles that were called for in manuals so I had to figure out why….turns out that I had to re-set the needle bar so that the correct needles worked. It is working fine now and it in a treadle base….I need to make a new table top for it since it really doesn’t fit properly in a commercial top or a home machine top.