I spent probably four or five hours working in the sewing room today. I worked probably three hours, came upstairs and stitched for a while, then went back down to get a jar of green beans for my dinner and decided to work a while longer.
I think I’m getting so much done but then I look at it still looks like a disaster area. Tomorrow, I am going to get two sewing machines and a serger set up. I haven’t found the Bernina 1230 yet but I do know where the 430 is . . but it isn’t my favorite. I found the receipt for the 430. Bought it in 2010. I wish I liked it but, at least to me, it just isn’t as good as the 1230.
The room isn’t ready for sewing yet but I’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment just seeing a sewing machine or two ready to use. There are only three more boxes left to unpack in the safe room. I may or may not get that done tomorrow.
Today I found a container of old cross stitch charts/magazines which kinda baffles me. I thought I only had one container of cross stitch things and this one isn’t it, plus, there are cross stitch magazines from 1992 with my address label on them so I obviously had a subscription in 1992 and I was sure all my cross stitching was done before Chad and he would have been 4 or 5 in 1992.
I do remember cross stitching something out of this book but that was when we lived in two houses before Chad. I think I made that Precious Moments piece in probably 1980. What’s even more weird is that we had a house fire in 1991 and all my cross stitch supplies where in a room off the sun room and everything in that room was lost. I had given a friend some of my charts, or she borrowed them (I can’t remember) and some of the magazines have her address on the label so I’m thinking she had the Precious Moments booklet and when she returned my charts, she gave me some of her patterns/magazines. That’s an era of my life I have tried to forget and it looks like I was at least partially successful.
I’m going to love going through the old magazines.
This is a sampler I would love to make.
I love these old world Santas and might make one or two of these some day. The date on that pattern is 1987.
And just to prove that some things never change . . here’s something that was started and not finished. I’m pretty sure he came out of this Nutcracker booklet. In fact, I think I have the piece upside down and he’s the stocking on the left.
I used to collect Nutcrackers and Precious Moments figurines.
There were probably 30 charts/booklets in that tub. So much of it was so 80’s and so much of it I just don’t remember ever having seen. The whole thing is weird . . have I not gone through some of this stuff in the last 12 moves/30 years? Kinda looking like it.