Friday, February 22, 2019

Healthy Hobby

This is the retired machine.  I still haven't decided what to do with it, but I'll either have it serviced or give it to the shop so they can refurb it and sell it.  It has something like 40 different stitches but I only use straight and zigzag so 38 of those are wasted on me.
This is the refurbished machine which to my great delight is mechanical.  The settings are the same when I turn it on as they were when I turned it off.  No more going through all the menus to get the correct needle position and stitch length which was a challenge since it was almost impossible to read the display against that bright window.  The cost was $57 but I had some Amazon dollars so it ended up being more like $37.  I'm happy.
The Campbell tartan scarves are underway.  We were gone all day today but we're supposed to get a foot of snow starting tomorrow and over the next five days so it will be nice to have this cheerful scarf to spend some time with.
I have completed these to add to my inventory.  I have very little in the way of blue/green towels but my backordered yarn is coming on Wednesday so I'll have plenty of time to remedy that. 

This is my fourth year as a vendor at Fiber Market Day.  The past three years have been at the fairgrounds in Prineville which is an hour east of here.  This year for the first time the event is going to be at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, just 20 minutes north of us and more accessible to more people. This has been a good event for me and I think it's going to be even better this year.  I'll have as much inventory as I possibly can finish which should pay for all the yarn I've recently ordered and the sewing machine.  It's nice to have a hobby that pays its own way.


Cindie said...

What a deal on that sewing machine!
Love the tartan scarf - it's beautiful.

Nina said...

I do like the bright and cheery colours of your stacks of towels. Very nice on a dreary wintery day for sure!