10 October 2006

autumn-y cards



I use an old Singer Featherweight for sewing. I love my Singer. I think I will have to write an ode to the Singer. Wait for it. My Mom is an eBayer Extraordinaire and one of her favorite pastimes is finding attachments for my featherweight on eBay and sending them to me. Every couple weeks or so, I find a new little metal contraption in my mailbox. Hemmer feet, tucker feet, walking feet. And a zigzag foot. Now because the needle on a featherweight can't move, the zigzag foot grabs the fabric and whips it back and forth. Nice idea in theory, but the effects are rather inconsistent. And thus that erratic zigzagging you see above. No modern precision instrument could result in such wonderful wonkiness. A new reason to love my Singer.



A calmer design, reminds me of a leather sofa.



And a little line of pumpkins. Twin asked me what kind of pumpkins are brown and I told her, well, these pumpkins are brown.

Look at my new chair! Twin and I were walking to the park on Sunday and a lady was selling furniture on the street. I got it for $10. I love how people just set stuff out on the sidewalk here, often free to anyone who will carry it away. A new reason to love Brooklyn.

Mom has apparently found a different kind of zigzagging attachment on eBay. One which will be more consistent AND do scalloped stitching. For those times I want a little less character, and a little more precision. She says it should arrive in the mail this week. How lucky am I?

10 comments:

Mary-Heather said...

Those cards are awesome; I especially love the wee little "boo" on the pumpkin!

abbyjane said...

you've got a pretty great mom. mine sends me plants she's dug up from her yard.

Laurie said...

Your cards are fabulous!! I love the zig-zag and the squares. Love! them!

erin said...

how nice to get little surprises in the mail!

Dacia said...

very!

African Kelli said...

Sweet deal on the chair and sewing cards is such fun! I do that too. When my scrap bag starts overflowing, I match up bits of fabric with cardstock and away I go. I have to be careful to remember to change out the needle though. They dull quickly with fabric.

Anonymous said...

How lucky are you? Pretty darn lucky! I love the wonky zigzag stitch. What fun! Thanks for the help with my M.A. doll, BTW.

P.S. Those cards look great!

hannah said...

killing me again with those cards....

sulu-design said...

I love the inconsist quality of the zig zag on top. And the pumpking card? So sweet!

sally said...

Sweet mom!