Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pretty Good Weekend

How about everyone else? I didn't have a lot of "have to do" stuff and got to do things that I wanted to do instead.

The big excitement for me was that I got my grandmother's Dressmaster threaded and running! Caroline sent me the manual and it was a big help. There were a few difference between her 1920's machine and my 1940's one, but not too many. (Thank you, Caroline!) Next I need to oil it and then I want to try out the gazillion attachments. I'm really excited to try the hem rolling attachments. They come in different sizes so that will be fun. The disappointment in my experience was in the ergonomics. The little sewing table is tiny! And in order to have my knee in the right place to use the presser bar, both of my legs end up getting jammed up against the table leg. Not very comfortable!

I also painted the inside of my china cabinet. This is the "before" picture. What a mess! All the dolls have been evicted. It was just becoming a clutter collector. Plus, it was an unfinished project. I painted the outside months ago and got one coat of primer on the inside. Now the inside is the most gorgeous shade of cream. I'm truly in love with the color - it looks like it is lit from within. Now I am in the process of bringing in my mother's lovely china (Mill Stream by Johnson Brothers-see pic below). It looks great. I'll post a pic when I get it done. It's going to be so beeeee-autiful!

2 friends said....:

  1. It's great that you have found a way to really showcase and enjoy your mother's beautiful china.

  2. Lovely! My cabinet was painted by my father many moons ago and is a bit of a mess. Your cabinet looks great--even with doll clutter in it. LOL


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