Saturday, August 24, 2013

What's in the box?

Singer Model 15-90, built 1948-1954

This old box has been sitting here for a little while. I bought it at a second hand store I think 2 years ago, stuck it in the corner and went on to other stuff. But as I started packing to go home yesterday, (yes, a bit early but oh well) I pulled it out for a closer look.

Singer Model 15-90, built 1948-1954

She is a Singer Model 15-90 sewing machine. The internet helped me identify her model number (go here) and it told me that she was built between 1948 and 1954.

Singer Model 15-90, built 1948-1954

I knew from the information on her motor that she was built in the Canadian Singer factory that was in St. John's, Newfoundland. It operated from 1904 to the 1960's and was huge.

Singer Model 15-90, built 1948-1954

I am taking her home. This model can drop her feed dogs and free motion quilt, I gather. First a cleaning and tune up are in order and I will order her some new parts. Very exciting.

Crabapple Jelly

I have been making blackberry jam and crabapple jelly. In fact I posted an instagram tutorial of sorts on how to make the crabapple jelly a faster way (go here and look through the photos). This method - and all my jam recipes too - is courtesy of my daughter Rebecca, who is an inspired cook.

Jam, packed to go home

There are the cases of jam and jelly, packed and ready to go. The car, with my guy and my kids, is off tomorrow morning, I fly out the next day. Not even a SUV is big enough for all of us, the dog, and the stuff (especially when you add a lot of fabric, jam and a sewing machine). I will spend the day cleaning up and putting the house mostly to bed for the fall, although we hope to pop in out here a few times before the end of the year.

Arrows for Megan

And sewing, well with the decision to go back a week early, my attention turned to harvesting and packing, and being outdoors. I did get Megan's bee blocks off, she asked for arrows of any kind so I just keep making arrows until I had used all the fabric. It was far easier than I expected to make these, and they were fun too.

I hope you have a lovely weekend,