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Believer, Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Registered Nurse, Seamstress, Crafter, Housekeeper, Cook, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Keeper of the chickens, Goat Herder, Homesteader, Thrifty, Usually sane, Overworked, Mom of 3. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments! ~ Angie



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Easing into 2011

I'm easing back into the daily routine now that the kiddos are back to school (except #3) and the hubby is teaching/coaching again. Most of December was spent on the road after a week hunting then a week with my family before Christmas and a week with the hubby's family after Christmas. I'm so glad to be home!

This beast is the latest vintage machine to join my fleet. It was a gift from my MIL, thanks to her junquing :) It's a Montgomery Wards Signature Model URR 292, a zig-zag machine with 24 cams for decorative stitches. I'm pretty sure it was made by Juki in the 60's. This is the heaviest machine I have ever moved! After some cleaning, oiling and re-wiring, I'm excited to see how she sews. I have new belts and cams on the way.

Here are a few of the gifts I made this year:
'Peacock' Anthro-Inspired Pillows for MIL

Scrap Lap Quilt for my Mom

This Momma Makes Stuff Art Cases - 5 in all
Vintage Denim & Cord King Quilt for hubby

This Momma Makes Stuff Art Cases - 5 in all
I'm working at deep cleaning the house before starting any more major sewing projects. I'd like to make a new shoulder bag, some feed bag totes, and a few outfits for #3. I'm also starting a deliberately healthy eating plan - AKA DIET - to lose the weight I never did last year :) Mama's going to be grumpy for a few days while my body adjusts to no simple sugars! What's on your To-Do list for 2011? Wishing you all a very Happy New Year ahead.


Little Lizard King said...

Great machine. Good luck with the new eating plan. My mom recently completed a diet, and she looks better than ever. I don't have the discipline - would rather run than restrict, so all the best to you in the new challenge!

Cole's Corner said...

WOW! You were busy. I'm impressed you got so much done... and a little jealous.

Congrats on your new machine!