Miscellaneous

Friday, October 18, 2013

There have been many times in my past when people have stumbled over pronouncing my middle name, Rea. I did a short survey across friends and for the most part they all said Ray. Which is correct! This got me to thinking. Both my sewing and knitting skills are for the most part self taught, […]

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Here’s my dress for this years gala. Every year friends throw a big gala to raise money, this year they were helping raise money for the help fill a dream foundation. I started out with big plans to sew Gertie’s Butterick 5814 dress, but sadly time and skill did not allow for it. Instead I […]

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

    I came across an estate sale on the weekend and decided to have a look around.  I was super excited to find this antique Singer sewing machine.  After bringing it home, I did some looking around in the internet and from what I can tell it is a Singer Model 128 from around […]

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This is a question that I have asked Justin on more than one occasion. Yesterday, he found these fantastic albeit a little outdated videos on sewing machines and how they work. The Secret Life Of Machines is a British TV series from the late 80s and early 90s.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We’ve just returned from a beautiful week on the boat over on the Sunshine Coast. We went up Princess Louisa Inlet to Chatterbox falls and spent a few days at the cabin in Roberts Creek. Photo album is here

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