I know. You all are thinking I have fabric addiction. I do. But, that isn't really a "problem"....so far! What may be a problem is the sewing machines. I just bought another. That makes NINE!!!
See what I mean? I may have a problem. I am comforting myself that nine isn't the entire truth. Here is my roll call:
#1. Twenty five + year old worn out Kenmore: I want to get rid of this one. It was my first machine and when I bought another about 5 years ago I just couldn't part with it for sentimental reasons. I made all the curtains for more than one house, my sons' clothes and coats for years, my best friend's wedding dress, an untold number of formals for weddings, proms and choirs and all the bed spreads (I hesitate to call them quilts) for the boys' rooms when we built this house. I also made hundreds of Christmas presents ranging from pot holders to coats on it. It truly is worn out. I got it out the other day and played with it and decided it was time for it to go. Just where? is the question.
#3. Janome Memory Craft 6600P that I call Mae. I bought her to supplement Irene. She is a workhorse. haven't found anything she can't sew and I love that she goes at 1000 spm.
#6. Is a Simplicity something or another that a man at church gave me when he found out I sewed. It was brand new. He couldn't make it work because he had put craft thread on it. I offered it back to him and to show him how but he told me to keep it. So, I "loaned" it to my sister. Technically it is mine but I don't intend to ever take it back.
#7. I then decided I would love to have a treadle machine. My then future DIL must have decided she liked me because she went to her dad and asked for her grandmother's treadle for me. Her grandmother's name was Agnes and that is what I call my machine. She is a pretty little thing and is actually a rather rare model.
I have never been to a retreat before. I think I am going to go meet my aunt in Dallas and we are going to go to one over near Tyler. Should be a blast. I hope my machine is done in January so I have a couple of months to play with her first. She doesn't have a name yet.
The more I research old machines the more I want. I could easily become a collector. I really want a 201 now. There is another I want but the model # is slipping my mind. I want some of the older ones that have style and are so pretty.
I am sick, aren't I?