Posted in Adventures in Home Ownership!! Life Sewing Spinning
Today I’ve got so many things to talk about.
I’m excited about Curls and want to show off Jasper McTavish and the spinning I’m doing, but I haven’t gotten good pics yet, so I’ll settle for a teaser from The Artful Ewe, a favorite fiber store we visited this weekend:
I finished up the Hex quilt top section, and cleaned up the living room. Again, here’s a teaser:
I still need to figure out how to work this into a full or queen sized bed quilt.
I could talk about the tree we had taken out this morning, but I think that’s mostly just a story in pictures.
So I’m going to talk about my Kenmore 158-540.
I haven’t reworked this machine yet, nor named it, but it’s high on the list of machines to get fixed up. It came with all the gee-gaws:
And I have it in a lovely cabinet (please ignore the tile stuff and the new toilet staged for the bathroom remodel):
The cabinet has an inkwell:
See, it fits here:
And the next drawer down has spool pins and a pincushion:
It also came with a knee lever, which I haven’t ever used:
I haven’t cleaned it yet, but it was nearly spotless:
It was missing its bobbin case and spool pins, but I found spares while I had it out.
I love the lavender and purple bits.
and its antennae:
It’s biggest problem is the electrics. The plug was cracked. I glued it up:
And then I found a replacement on ebay:
The wiring looks ok, but I’ll give it a hard once-over when I’m putting it together:
It’s a JA-4 casting:
Or possibly a J-C16. It has both.
And takes cams, of which I have a full set:
But for now it’s put away in the cabinet, waiting for the studio to be put together: