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To-Do Tuesday 9-5-17 | Happy Labor Day

Stitch ALL The Things | Live Love Life Project Bag

Hello, and Happy Tuesday, friends. I hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend! We had a busy week here. It didn’t really occur to me that it was a holiday weekend, so we had no plans to do anything special. I did finish the bag order I started last Monday. I’ve made this bag before and had just enough fabric left for one more order. The fabric is Rhapsody Chatter by AdornIt. Super cute, and fun, print!

Stitch ALL The Things | Project Bags In Progress

I also started working on the big shop order. I cut all of the fabric pieces out, all of the interfacing, and got almost everything fused. I ran out of black glitter vinyl, so I couldn’t finish fusing the fleece onto the exteriors of those bags. The vinyl should be arriving in the mail on Tuesday, so the short delay isn’t putting me behind at all. Thank goodness!

Stitch ALL The Things | 222K

The Mister asked me to go on a quick day trip with him up to Flagstaff to do some horse-trading with sewing machines. He had a Singer 24-9 cobbler treadle machine, and several other vintage machines, and a lovely woman was willing to trade her 222K Singer for them. I took Friday off from sewing bags and we ran up there (I made up for the “day off” by sewing on Saturday. Yep…another Saturday working. The LAST ONE! *I hope*). Meeting people you chat with online can be a bit nerve-wracking, but when we met this woman it felt as if we’d been friends for years. Later that evening I was trying to come up with a name for this beauty of a machine. It occurred to me that the previous owner’s name would be absolutely perfect. And so the 222K has been named Mel! She’ll be a good sister to the 221 Featherweight I have named Maye. Mel and Maye. I just love it!

Stitch ALL The Things | Poinsettia Place

As far as cross stitching this week, I finished Poinsettia Place, the second house in the Santa’s Village series by Country Cottage Needleworks. Each chart within the series has a Just Another Button Company button on it, and this one is the cardinal on the roof. I won’t be sewing the buttons on until the entire village is done, but I do like to take a picture of what it will look like once they are sewn on. After I finished this chart I immediately start the third chart, North Pole Post Office. I should be finished with that one by next week!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Continue working on shop order.
  • Stitch North Pole Post Office.

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Sewing Machine LED Bulbs Out The Wazoo!

Mister has been busy getting custom LEDs built for sewing machines!!!  But I should clarify that he doesn’t literally have LED’s out the wazoo (thank goodness for that!).

Battle of the Bulbs

Battle of the Bulbs

I posted a while back that he was selling LED’s replacement bulbs for the Singer Featherweight 221 machines.  The way the bases were manufacturered limited them to mainly the black 221 machines, and they could not be used in the Singer 301 machines. Brad worked with the manufacturer and they redesigned the base for him!  So if you were holding off buying an LED because you didn’t think it would fit your white Singer 221 (those were hit and miss with whether they’d fit or not), or you have a 301 and you want this LED… Head over HERE to place an order.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!! (I feel like the Wacky Wavy Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man Emporium & Warehouse salesman from Family Guy right now.)

Brad worked with the manufacturer to get them to make a screw based bulb for my Brother PQ1500S. Turns out it’s a standard 7/16″ screw-based 110V bulb common in quite a few sewing machines.  It fits my other Brother, an XL-3750 as well. So if you’re interested in an LED for your sewing machine you can check this page HERE and click on the link that lists the machines that are compatible with this bulb.

Measurement difference

Measurement difference

IMPORTANT NOTE (that the Wacky Wavy Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man salesman would NOT share with you): The LED is a scant 1/4″ LONGER than the standard bulb.  Most machines have that extra room, but we just want you to double check to be sure before ordering!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  I am about to get back to sewing my Christmas presents.  What plans do you have this weekend??