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I am now officially moved back into my sewing room after not having the use of it for a while this year.  My design wall has a new home, too, and it has grown to fit the new larger space.  It’s now half of a folded tablecloth, instead of a quarter!  😉

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This used to be our garage, and my husband had it converted for me a few years ago.   The room itself is 9 x 12 ft, and there is a 9 x 5 ft box room at one end.  No windows in there, so that is where my fabric stash lives, safely away from sunshine and dust.

At the front of the main room is a lovely large window, and there stands my Lillian.  She is a Singer VS2 (vibrating shuttle) treadle sewing machine, manufactured in 1888, and she sews a beautiful stitch.  I use her sometimes to piece blocks and make small projects like pillowcases.

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I found lots more UFOs when I was re-organising.

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I’m glad I had the presence of mind to label these pieces.  Otherwise I might never have figured out where they are supposed to go now!

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I found these colourful blocks and thought they would look cheerful and nice on display.  It’s great having a permanent design wall now — it’s very inspirational to see the blocks from a new perspective and also fun to use them for decorating!  😉

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Here’s a larger group:

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The fabric scraps from this project were used to make a very special quilt…

2Quilt for Nigel

for my little dog, Nigel.  🙂

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy Laquidara’s blog, Patchwork Times.

Happy Quilting!

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We had a lovely summer holiday visiting my husband’s family near London.   I took my Singer 221K (Featherweight) with me to sew in the evenings while the others were watching TV, and I got a good start on a blue and white Log Cabin quilt to donate to Alycia for the Quilts of Valor project.

My beautiful Featherweight was manufactured in 1956 at the Kilbowie Factory in Clydebank, Scotland.  She is called “Rosalie,” after my great-grandmother.   I bought her several years ago from my local sewing machine repairman, and she sews a perfect stitch!

Rosalie Featherweight

Now that I’m sewing again, I’d like to start keeping track of my Stash Report  again…if my group hasn’t kicked me out, that is!  😉  I haven’t  bought any new fabric, but I have used a lot of blue strings from my scrap bins!

Happy Sewing!

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My “new” sewing machine, purchased on eBay, arrived today.  I have named her Sylvia.  She is a Singer 507, and she was made in 1975.  She is very similar to the sewing machine I had in America before I moved to England.

Sylvia came with a nicely-done instruction manual, which someone scanned from an original and printed on a colour printer, then spiral-bound.  She also has a genuine Singer foot pedal and a new re-wired electric plug.  My little daughter and I sewed on her all afternoon, and she works great.

Here are some photos, because I just have to show her off!  She’s so beautiful…

Happy Sewing!

Singer 507 Sylvia

Singer 507 accessories

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