Mar 25, 2011

Sew what?

OK. So I've been wanting to learn how to sew for a long time now. Bah, add it to my fucking list, seriously. I want to do a lot of things; just ask my husband. He's sick of hearing it. But sewing? I really wished I had learned when I was younger. My mother is a rocking seamstress. Technically, she's not a professional, but she's done wedding dresses and an entire bridal party, so I think she deserves that title.

...anyhow, have a Winfield.* I'm wavering off course.

So, I made the mistake of telling my grandmother a while back that I wanted to start sewing and she said, "Oh, I have a little portable sewing machine you can have. I will find it for you; it's even in its original box!"

Well, she found it last week. Here's the box:

It's a REAL sewing machine, people! I don't think I will be using the machine, but I might want to frame this photo. Fucking priceless. It also must be solid iron; it's only 10x12inches but it weighs about 15lbs! Still, when I laughed my grandmother was insulted, "What's wrong with it? It's perfectly fine."

Well, call me a fandangled futuristic spoiled bitch, but I'll be getting one that uses REAL electricity to power it, not a hamster wheel. Thanks, though! It's f-antiquingly awesome... just not for sewing.


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* ...anyhow, have a Winfield was a tagline for Winfield cigarettes in Australia that is now banned. It was positioned opposite the government health warning so they read like this: Smoking Kills ...anyhow, have a Winfield. Only in Australia. I collected all of them; I posted the photo on Wednesday, which is why it's still in my vocabulary today. I'm all about coming full circle, especially when it's warped!

17 comments:

  1. WOW!....ok, so my grandma sewed..and there was a foot pedal..that you flexed up and down..I sewed w it...well, just pushed thread on a towel. but still. I was sewing. ACTUALLY, i made a pot holder in jr. high. it's my one and only thing.

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  2. i love to sew. if you lived closer, i could teach you & possibly on a machine that's younger than you. but i prefer the hand jobs. cuz i'm lazy & like to sit on the couch. and you can't use the machine while sitting on the couch.

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  3. That's awesome! I can sew, but alas I can't teach you through the blogosphere. :(

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  4. @SherilinR You prefer the hand jobs?

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  5. lmbo @ Lady Estrogen I saw the SAME thing with the hand jobs.. Which of course tells everyone where our minds tend to be..
    I can sew basic stuff, but would love to learn to quilt. I love quilts and their patterns and colors. That is my dream to make a quilt

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  6. I learned to sew when I was younger...no more though.

    Can't even remember the last time I used a needle...other than to retrieve a splinter.

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  7. @singedwingangel Yeah, it's no secret that my mind resides permanently in the gutter... but that was WAY too easy. LOL

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  8. I cant sew worth a lick! Which is sad.. cause I went to school in the islands and thats a required class. I can embroider like a MOFO tho! so theres that!

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  9. My great-grandmother tried to teach me to sew when I was a child. I wasn't very patient thought, I wish I had been. It's on my list as well.

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  10. okay, well, if anyone knows how, give me a tutorial on how to thread the fucking bobbin. Brand new sewing machine in the basement gathering dust because I'm an IDIOT!!!

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  11. Gotta love a well-intentioned old lady!!! That is too funny for words. I'm with you. electricity ROCKS!

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  12. Jessica showed me the way here and I am so glad I followed her directions. Loved your post and will be visiting more often : )

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  13. Wow that thing must be worth a treasure. Regardless, I'd probably treasure it myself forever.

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  14. I have one of the antique sewing machines with the foot pedals my grandmother had. I'll take a picture and send it to you sometime. I never learned how to sew either but always wish I had. Oh well

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  15. Still in the original box??? That thing might be worth some money!!! LOL

    I think "...anyhow, have a Winfield" should be worked into my vocabulary from time to time... like when I'm telling a joke and it goes horribly wrong... well.... anyhow... have a Winfield... HA!

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  16. I once tried to help mom sew a button off of My dad's shirt. I ended up having 2 stiches on my Index finger.
    SO, sewing is bad. It's for BADD people.



    Bitchzilla on The loose.

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  17. That's like an antique, yo!!

    I've always wanted to learn to sew...but I've never made it past curtains and pillows! LOL....Learn so you can make me fab things!!

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