I like button-front blouses...short-sleeve. I never wear my long-sleeved ones. So today I shortened the sleeves on two of them. The result is perfect for summer wear.
|Singer Model 15-91|
The sewing machine is a vintage 1940s Singer model 15-91. Isn't it a sweetie! I've used this machine on a ton of quilting projects...except that I've lost the quilting bug. Nowadays it gets used for short mending tasks such as this.
Once upon a time, during my quilting days, I "collected" vintage Singer sewing machines. At one point there were thirteen Singers residing in our house. None of them newer than the 1960s. All of them in top-notch working condition. Some of them took a bit of elbow grease (and WD-40) to get them up and running again. Those old machines, if regularly cleaned and oiled, will outperform any modern day machine.
|Paul Revere 1776 Copper Pan|
My second putter task today was to try out one of my Paul Revere copper pans on our new gas stove. The copper conducts heat quickly and I love how this saucepan simmered up a small batch of soup. And isn't it pretty!
The soup? Using some leftover beef and noodles I added a can of beef broth and sauteed some onion, celery, and shredded cabbage, adding them to the pot. A cup of canned tomatoes added to the flavor.
I'm still tired from the hectic past week. But I'm feeling better. Being able to putter was a nice way to relax a bit.