Welcome dear friends, hope your Friday
will be filled with lots of fun!
After spending most of my week shipping out
Humble Hare Kits, and getting caught up on Etsy orders,
yesterday was spent getting started on Little Sparrow
Pinkeep's next release...scheduled to ship on or
before March 31st.
I still can't believe it's Friday already!
Which means it's time for this week's Early Workbasket...
My favorites classes in High School were;
Home Ec, Art, History and Typing...all of which I still love!
I carry with me such fond memories of Home Ec Class,
and still remember the pair of bell bottomed pants I made!
I remember being so intrigued with leaning about the tools
used in sewing clothes from paper patterns.
Loved paging through the big pattern books at the local dime store;
Butterick, McCalls, Simplicity, Vogue!
It amazes me that they have survived our
changing times...hopefully they'll never go out of business!
I still have the tracing wheel from my High School
Home Ec sewing box...
Purchased back in the 70's...still made with a nice wooden handle!
Serrated tracing wheels are used in conjunction with tracing
paper to transfer marks from patterns onto fabric.
It makes dotted marks on your fabric.
This is nice because the dotted marks are easy to remove.
They can also be used to distinguish cutting lines from
Earlier tracing wheels had nice heavy wood handles...
This one was my Grandmother's and not too much
really changed over the years!
All the handles are similar to hug hooking handles...
A tracing wheel, also know as a pattern wheel,
pounce wheel, or dart wheel, all have multiple serrated
teeth on a metal wheel.
A tracing wheel is great for markings such as;
pleats, darts and buttonholes.
This one belonged to my Mom, who loved to sew clothes!
Bidding on sewing boxes at country farm auctions is
so fun because they are usually packed full of endless goodies...
Looks like this one was well used over the years!
This is the only curved tracing wheel I've ever seen...
It was also a farm auction find!
Used very little these days, maybe they might
be useful for something other than the tradition use!
Do you have an old tracing wheel in YOUR sewing box?
Do you remember this photo I shared this past fall...
Our Pine trees here on the farm loaded with immature cones?
Fast forward several months...
Ta~dah...look at them now!
Fully matured and ready to start dropping to the ground...
My family and I planted these little seedling trees
17 years ago when we purchased our farm!
It's so exciting that after all these years I can gather
such lovely pine cones!
Perhaps, some of these cones will make a nice photo
prop for a future holiday pattern cover!
Weekend Soul Food...
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
My yearly search is STILL on...to spy my 1st Spring Robin!
Maybe this weekend I see one!
It's a great feeling knowing that Spring is hopefully
just around the corner.
Plus, Daylight Savings Time begins next
Sunday, March 13th...DOUBLE YAY!!
Live Simple...Love Always,