Grandma Eleanor has decided that Hobby Lobby is her favorite store now. Every time she comes over to our side of town, she wants to stop in there. I took her by there last week and she wanted to buy some frames for some horse pictures that she has painted recently and wanted to frame. Since those particular frames weren’t on sale that week, I had to talk her out of buying them and told her I would bring her back when they went back on sale so that she could get them for 1/2 off. That finally registered and so we left them til later and went back this week and got them on sale. Saved her $20. I knew she would like that and she did! Check out Eleanor’s little beret that she likes to wear. Isn’t she a sporty little thing?! 🙂
And so we continued to work on the chair this week. Finished up the seat cushion and she started sewing the back portion too and that’s as far as we have gotten. See how cute it’s looking? I’m SO happy to get this project going and finished, so I can mark this one off my list.
So, since we’re traveling, I thought I’d leave you with a little bit more of Grandma Eleanor. I knew ya’ll would get a kick out of her, so I did some more videos for your viewing pleasure. And I got a larger memory card, so I can do longer videos. My little camera does a pretty good job with these. Now, if I can only figure out how to edit them into one video instead of keeping them all separate.
Sit back and enjoy a little more Eleanor. I think you’ll have fun listening to more of her stories, a little about sewing for Mountain Brook ladies back in the day, as well as other sewing and art discussions. This is Eleanor just being Eleanor. She insisted that she wanted to take home the ottoman and work on that at her house while we are gone, so we hauled it over there. That’s fine with me.
Eleanor begins sewing. I tried to get her when she was talking, so the others have more of her actually chatting.
Eleanor Sewing & Talking
Eleanor Talks about Sewing for Mountain Brook ladies
Eleanor Breaks some threads. We had a little problem with the bobbin thread bunching up and knotting & had to keep stopping and checking on it. And we noticed that some lint kept showing up on the needle too & seemed to mess things up. Any of you sewing girls know what might cause that problem? I also had a little problem filling the bobbin, so I’m wondering if that is what caused the bobbin thread to knot? You can see that Eleanor gets a little dramatic when we have sewing machine issues. 🙂
Eleanor talks about art.
Hope you enjoyed more from Eleanor, she’s a hoot!
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Mary in AR says
These videos of Grandma Eleanor are truly priceless. You and your husband will treasure them for years to come.
I totally agree with Jude: change the needle; make sure it is the right size and type; oil the machine; use new, good quality thread; refer to the owner’s manual for threading the needle and winding the bobbin; and make sure the bobbin is placed into the bobbin case correctly (again, check the owner’s manual). If you don’t have the owner’s manual, there are many online or available through the manufacturer.
If you are going to be doing more sewing, you might want to watch JoAnn Fabrics and Hancock Fabrics’ ads in the next 2 weeks. I think they both will have the notions wall on sale (50% off) around or on Labor Day. This is a great time to stock up on additional bobbins and assorted needle sizes.
I so enjoy your blog and look forward to reading it every day.
Love her. She looks a lot like my grandma! My favorite line was “They were helpless, but they had money. I should’ve charged ’em more.”
These are great videos – I’m sure your family will always treasure them.
Grandma Eleanor is wonderful. I’ve learned the hard way that when those older family members go, all their knowledge and memories go with them. There’s so much I wish I’d asked my grandparents and even my parents. So, all those little stories Grandma Eleanor tells are really precious – and those little videos will be a treasure to your family.
You are so lucky to have her and she is a darling. I can’t wait to see the finished chair. You have inspired me also, and I thank you for it. Sorry we didn’t get to meet in Nashville last year.
Daisy Cottage says
Eleanor, I love you!
You are a doll – and isn’t Rhoda too?????
Oh Rhoda, YOU are so fortunate to have Grandma Eleanor to help you out with sewing a slipcover. It looks great, too!
She seems like such a nice grandma! All of my grandmas and my mother have passed away. No mother-in-law either, I just wish I had more time with all of them. I love your relationship with her, it’s cute! I have a few older ladies from my church who have “adopted” me! They call me all the time and we go out to lunch. I am happy for you and Eleanor.