Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Singer Spills Its Guts

There was a lots of sewing that I'd started and was ready to complete. Tuesday was going to be a super day of finishing up projects and beginning to list brand new things in my ETSY shop. Suddenly the motor locked up in this sound that I hate and it's usually a zipper foot is on and I forget and try to zig-zag or perhaps I accidentally hit a straight pin with the needle. Not this time. Cleaning didn't help although it was overdue. Slowly I began to disassemble, hoping I could fix it myself. WRONG! Called to see what an inspection, repair, etc. would run. Um, no thanks! So the fixer of all broke things, the computer guy, my husband, to the rescue!
He spent the rest of the evening gutting, cleaning, oiling (very important, by the way, trust me on that!), putting back together the part he'd taken apart. I worked the next day on reassembling what I had taken apart with only one little mystery piece. I'm sure that the right screws are not in the right place and the bobbin winder isn't exactly right but it sews! And without strain now that it's had a nice little dose of oil and a good clean'n!

This blanket, above, and burp cloth set, below, were already made before the sudden failure of said SINGER and I was able to take pictures and write new listings today. The most NEW listings in one day since, I can't remember when. Here's to getting back to business --- now go clean YOUR machine!

Also new today, Pink Stripe Flannel Crib Sheet, Diaper Clutch, Sky Miles Bib and Burp Set.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

More of Ivy Walk

Here are a couple of more pics of the townhouse at One Ivy Walk. The Lusterstone dining room walls pairs nice with the glazing on all of the wood trim and coffered ceiling.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Good Morning Atlanta!

A beautiful spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee here in this new townhouse in Smyrna, GA!
One Ivy Walk is the place where our little team has worked all week on a long list of projects in this beautiful, brand new townhome! Each morning Rhonda leaves her side of town at the crack of dawn, picking us up one by one. The big Atlanta gas shortage didn't slow us down as we carpooled the 2-5 of us each day, loaded with ladders, brushes, woolies, a variety of paint products & tape!!! Lots & lots of tape!!! Ipods, sack lunches & gingersnaps kept up going.
The toughest room was this master bathroom; stripes, sky, clouds, glaze. I love the layout of this space; foyer leads from bedroom into either walk-in closet or to bathroom. His & hers vanity areas, flanking the barrel ceiling hallway, an enormous tub & mirror at the far end of the room. Double walk-in shower with built in bench opposite another foyer type area with built in linen storage armoire that leads to the separate toilet area.
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