Today I thought I would show you some things that I will use to make my Sew Along experience more enjoyable – The Farmer’s Wife 1930s set-Up!
I would have loved to be doing my piecing on my Mum’s treadle machine, but my back condition will not allow that so I am going to use my Featherweight. Here she is, set up on a table made using the bottom of my Grandma’s treadle machine (unfortunately, at a time in its life that it needed some serious TLC, my Uncle left a window open and the weather ruined Grandma’s machine – I was able to rescue the base and it makes a lovely desk in my craft room!)
Mum’s treadley is sitting right next to us so we will all be ‘together’ – Mum was born in 1930!
I will be using my sand paper/glass paper board when I have to draw diagonals etc
My pressing board will be a real necessity
and my design board will make sure my pieces stay in the correct order as I construct the block!
Of course I need my book The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s and my computer – add to that my scissors, rotary cutter and rulers and the odd pin and I think that should get me there!
I am behind the schedule now following my Dad’s recent health issues, but will continue to plod along, be kind to myself and know that I will get there!
These are the blocks I have completed:
# 16 BONNIE
and #20 CAROLINE
I am really enjoying the process and hope that you will enjoy following along on the journey with me!
Until next time
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