Saturday, February 27, 2010

I have an Idea

Hi Everyone.
It seems we agree that our creative area should be called our studio, even if it's a closet. We women tend to not give ourselves enough credit for all our efforts. So, studio it shall be, and my idea is this....
Cynthia and Nancy have also mentioned organizing our studios, so how about if we all share the steps we've taken this week to that end. Including, what efforts we've made to see the value of our work. Let me know what you think.
To continue this thread, my very first machine, which cost my DH over $300 38 years ago, is sitting on the patio---remember I'm in Fla. It stopped working well about 15 years ago, and the parts weren't available, so I then ventured into the world of computerized/electronic machines. We've recently cleaned out the attic, and this gem came to visit again. Those old machines are workhorses, and my gosh, so many feet and attachments came with them. I am considering fixing it, what do you think? It may be expensive, and I'm not sure I want to invest in it, I really don't need it, but you know how hard it is to part with these things. BTW, it takes cams--remember those?
Share your thoughts...........
Blessings,
Linda

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Find out what it would take to fix it and what it's worth. My mom took her old machine in to see if it was worth fixing, and the thing sells for twice as much today as she paid for it thirty years ago!

She got it fixed. :-)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love calling what I now call my craft room, a studio. It sounds so much more elegant and creative. No idea about the machine so no help there.

Cynthia L. said...

I agree that you should have your old machine looked at. I have my mothers aqua colored Singer from the 1960's. I used it for a long time and then upgraded. I would love to have a computerized/embroidery/do everything you could ask for machine, but it is not in my budget. I have a child in a private college and right now that expense is at the top of my list! I keep telling her she has to graduate and get a good job so she can afford to take care of me in my old age!! I plan on spending some time organizing my studio on Thursday. I will take some before and after pictures. I look forward to seeing what others are doing. Linda, can you post a photo of your old machine? I would love to see it.

Pat said...

Someone recently said that if your machine is set up for more than a week in one spot - then that area should be called your "studio". I agree!!