...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.
* ...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!
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That's awesome! I can sew, but alas I can't teach you through the blogosphere. :(ReplyDelete
@SherilinR You prefer the hand jobs?ReplyDelete
lmbo @ Lady Estrogen I saw the SAME thing with the hand jobs.. Which of course tells everyone where our minds tend to be..ReplyDelete
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
I learned to sew when I was younger...no more though.ReplyDelete
Can't even remember the last time I used a needle...other than to retrieve a splinter.
@singedwingangel Yeah, it's no secret that my mind resides permanently in the gutter... but that was WAY too easy. LOLReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Gotta love a well-intentioned old lady!!! That is too funny for words. I'm with you. electricity ROCKS!ReplyDelete
Jessica showed me the way here and I am so glad I followed her directions. Loved your post and will be visiting more often : )ReplyDelete
Wow that thing must be worth a treasure. Regardless, I'd probably treasure it myself forever.ReplyDelete
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 wellReplyDelete
Still in the original box??? That thing might be worth some money!!! LOLReplyDelete
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!
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.ReplyDelete
SO, sewing is bad. It's for BADD people.
Bitchzilla on The loose.
That's like an antique, yo!!ReplyDelete
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!!