Sunday, May 23, 2010

Antique hunting and the Fabric Shack

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Went to Waynesville, Ohio on Friday evening to camp for the weekend. Before you think I am tough, we have a motor home. I am not one to sleep in a tent or on the ground! After a relaxing Friday evening enjoying the camp fire, Saturday brought shopping and treasure seeking! There are so many antique and haberdashery shops along the Main Street of town and mouth-watering places to eat. Shop a bit, and relax with some good food.

Saw a beautifully detailed White treadle, and a few older Singer machines. Quite a few of the toy sewing machines from the tiny Touch & Sew to the SewMaster. I have yet to see personally the toy machine that fits in the palm of your hand AND sews. Just to see and touch that one is a quest.

Machines didn't follow me home, but a nice lot of sewing attachments did. Was lucky to find some low shank and slant. I now have a few more of my favorites - the adjustable hemmer and the tucker. Both I talked about in the Threads article, and really are so easy to use. During the week I will try them both on the new Bernina 450, using the low shank adapter of course. So nice to blend the old with the new.

The last shopping of the day was the Fabric Shack. Wow! is the word that best describes it. Hard to believe I have never been to the actual store before. I have shopped online, and there you will find all the lovely patterns, books, fabrics, and notions you find in the store. I did leave with a window quilt kit, a Moda funky monkey collector tin, and some gorgeous fabric to add to my stash!

How was your Saturday? Hope it was a fun and relaxing as mine.
Happy stitchery!


Sandra said...

Hmmm...I've bought tons of fabric from the Fabric Shack, but only online. I'm thinking a visit will have to be on the schedule sometime this soon. Thanks for the reminder. Also, how does the low shank adapter work? Is this posted somewhere on your blog? Perhaps I've missed it.

Charlene said...

You will love an actual visit to the Fabric Shack. They also have another entire building devoted to home decor fabric. Bolts and bolts (and bolts) of upholstery, drapery fabric.

I haven't shown the low shank adapter for the Bernina, but since I have just received my Bernina, I will show how it works. There are two types. One for the older Bernnas and one for newer machines. Good suggestion!