Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sew, Sew Sew & Insurance

I really need to come up with some more better titles for this posts I swear lol...Well this week has been a little hectic to say the least..I when Mk's parents were up here they also brought up a sewing machine that belonged to Mk's late grandmother so I finally had a machine to use(I have no clue how to use a sewing machine lol).I can sew up things by hand so using a machine should be interesting....When I got it all set up for some reason we couldn't get it to work I mean it would turn on & everything but the thread wouldn't wind around the bobbin so Mk being the Mr. Fix it that he is (he rocks with fixing things I gotta say) took the machine apart & found out that the belt had slipped off that was the only problem come to find out his grandmother only used it a few times & it stopped working so instead of getting it looked at she just went & got another one..So I have a perfectly good machine now to just learn how to sew with it & I think I will be ok...Anyone have any advice, hits or tips for me about sewing with a machine I would greatly appreciate it....

I have been thinking for awhile about making some kind of stocking stuffers for each family for Christmas & I finally decided to make each family a set or 2 of dish clothes...I found tons of different patters & everything when I get time again I will write a post & list the site...I was wondering though can you only use cotton yarn for dish clothes or can you use any kind of yarn ?
I think I am going to end up having to go out & buy some dark colored cotton yarn(if that is all I can use) so that the patterns can show up well all I have is white and some light tan & I am using the light tan (I think it is peaches & cream brand) but you can't see the pattern of what is suppose to be showing up too well....


Last & certainly not least Mk & I finally got some renter's insurance last week we have been living here in this apt for 3 yrs & we are just finally getting some I feel a lot safer knowing if something happens we have Liabilty & Personal Property Liabilty insurance now I need to go around & take inventory of everything we have & write down all the serial numbers & everything I also think we should invest in a fireproof & waterproof safe box to put important papers in case we have to make a run for it(knock on wood).

2 comments:

BeadKnitter said...

Hi Rae,
Cotton works best. If you can find Sugar N Cream cotton yarn, it's the best thing to use. The reason you need cotton is so they're machine washable. Most people wash them in hot hot water to clean them. Besides, other types of fiber just don't make good wash cloths.

Also, the lighter yarns should show the patterns better. It's weird that they aren't for you.

UKZoe said...

Sounds exciting. Thanks for visiting my Thursday 13. I just started a sewing class where we're going to learn proper fitting techniques.