Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bernina Bernette 705 Sewing Machine

 The Bernina Bernette 705 is the most recent addition to my sewing machine collection.  This metal body machine was manufactured sometime in the mid 1990's.  It's Bernina's low end machine, without all the fancy bells and whistles, but still feels like a quality machine with all the basic stitches you need.  It does a straight stitch, zigzag, buttonhole, blind hem, stretch, and 3 step zigzag.  

 It came with a soft cover, the original manual, and a box of accessories.

 Oreo investigated the accessories box.  All the original feet, screwdrivers, seam guide, seam ripper, and lint brush were in the box.  The feet included are a general purpose foot, an embroidery foot, an overlock foot, a zipper foot, a darning/quilting foot, a buttonhole foot, and a blind hem foot.
 The only thing missing was the bobbin.  I found my box of Kenmore bobbins fit and worked perfectly - Yay!

After cleaning and oiling, this machine sewed wonderfully.  This isn't the most beautiful sample, but this is me, playing with the different stitch functions.  I'm going to try this machine for my next project.

Get creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Monday, June 20, 2016

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop - June 20, 2016

Water Birds Cross Stitch Booklet #159, by Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath, for A Pegasus Publication. This cross stitch booklet features 7 different cross stitch patterns. All designs are shown in full color. The color charts are written for DMC embroidery floss. A general instructions section is also included. 

16 pages. Copyright 1988. Softcover booklet. Good condition.

This counted cross stitch kit sews up one adorable Christmas Angel wreath doll. Quick and easy to sew. Doll is approximately 3-3/4" high. Unopened kit includes 18 ct. red Aida cloth, DMC floss, #24 tapestry needle, metallic floss, chenille trim, clothespin, doll stand, embossed wings, ribbon, and instructions.

Get a head start on this year's holiday gifts and decor for your home with the Counted Cross Stitch Angel Doll kit. Vintage unopened kit.

From Your Buddy With Love, XOXO Cross Stitch Leaflet 780, by Sisters Two, Inc., for Leisure Arts. This cross stitch leaflet features six different cross stitch patterns. All designs and charts are in full color. The color charts are written for either DMC or Anchor embroidery floss. A general instruction section is also included. 

4 pages. Copyright 1989. Softcover leaflet. Very good condition.

For these and more fabulous finds for your stitching pleasure, please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop.

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Scrappin' at the Scrap Pile

Yes, another kitten post.  I can't help it.  They're just so cute!  The little Calico is Queen of the Scrap Pile.  She's been napping on top of the pile for the last few days.  The tiny Ginger kitten is up there with her, watching the two boys "scrapping" on the carpet.  

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Something Good!

 Look at this gorgeous spool of King Tut quilting thread in the breathtaking De Nile color.  I love Superior Threads!

I'll be quilting with this new batting by The Warm Company.  I'm really excited to try it.  100 percent cotton with 100 percent cotton scrim.  All natural - no glues, no dyes, all cotton, grown in the U.S.A.  Let me tell you, when I opened the package, the most wonderful, natural smell floated through my studio.  So comforting ~ I can't wait to start quilting.

I'll leave you with this picture of Beetle, the runt of the litter, but also the most independent.  What a sweet baby!  Four weeks old.

Have a wonderful day,

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New in the Curlicue Creations Shop - June 4, 2016

This pattern produces four adorable Bungee Bell Holiday Dolls. Patterns include Snowman, Reindeer, Scarecrow, and Pumpkin. All dolls are 16" high.

Decorate your home for Christmas and Halloween this year! Great for hanging on doors, walls, and gift giving.

This pattern is in like new, factory folded, uncut condition. The envelope is a little worn. Vintage 1993.

For this and more fun and fabulous patterns, please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop.

Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kittens and Quilts - Oh My!

 Look at these sweet babies!  A stray Mama cat has been visiting our back porch for a while.  She had her litter on May 13th, and moved them right into our home!  

 They stayed in this Warm Company batting box for a few days.

 Here is Mama cat with her kittens, enjoying the Farmer's Market quilt.

This photo was taken today, on an old Sunflower quilt.  I love the way they pile up and sleep together.  So sweet.  The little orange one at the top of the photo has a future home, but the others all need loving homes, including the Mama.  If you are in the area, and have room in your home, please let me know.

Have a "Soft Kitty" day!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas