Sunday, June 20, 2010

Outfit of the Week

I love Shabby Apple. I haven't actually been able to afford a dress there, but they're great for fashion inspiration! And I love this dress! It's just perfect for summer!

It's also motivating me to get my sewing machine up and running (whenever I see beautiful dresses I get motivated to learn more about sewing!). The one that I had been using at Nani's house was actually my grandmother's and I only tried using mine once (there wasn't a lot of room for it in the travel trailer so it got put away... knitting always ends up stealing my sewing time!). I set it up the other day and it was making an awful clicking sound like the needle was caught on something. I'm not sure how anything could have gone wrong with it since it's been sitting on a shelf in the garage for the past few years, but we'll have to wait and see.

Hopefully in the next couple of days I'll have time to get it up and running... right now I'm very distracted by my latest rosary (two decades down, three to go). I found some beautiful freshwater pearls on super sale and I love how it's coming along! It'll be my first rosary with real pearls! And I have a wedding present that i need to get started on (and finish) pronto! So much to do before Maggie arrives!


  1. Clicking with your sewing machine is bad! You'll need to clean it out and see if there is just dust in the way. You should also oil your machine if you haven't done it in a while (should be done every 12 hours of use or every 3 months). Replace your needle, it may have a burr on it (should be done every 4-6 hours of use). Try that. If your machine is acting up you may need to take it in to have it repaired. Clicking is the worst, it always leads to major breakage if you don't fix it.


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