Well, I had to google what this box was used for. All I knew was that its a leftover from/while/during/after WWII - I had it at home for quite a while and now found some time to work on it. The box is made from oak outside, hot galvanized plate (I think) inside and in a real good condition.
I washed the dirt/dust off
I´ve to wait until it dried off to do some oil-treatment and to find a good place to put it.
for going into the sewing room real fast to applique some tree trunks on the x-mas-tree-blocks - real fast
this thread didn´t tear off, the machine had a good grip with the zigzag-stitch (thinking about now - maybe too good - lol) and it looked good.......
....but I havent noticed at all that I accidently appliqued two blocks together......
.... ahhhhhhh well yeah I was wondering once that one seam seemed to be pretty thick when I appliqued over..........but it never came into my mind that I was appliqueing two blocks together - oh well - seam ripper and I are best friends :)
Oh and btw - all the blocks are finally appliqued, threads sewn-in and stabilizer teared off.
Do you know those moments when you are all excited to work on a project and it keeps causing you problems? So here - I was all excited about to keep on appliqueing the stars on the x-mas-Tree blocks...
....the first three stars were all good and then it made poof
.... and the thread keeps tearing off.......
and it kept on going like this.
I´ve unthreaded the machine, I cleand the machine with a brush and "Dust-Off" aso. Oh, it made me mad (as more teared off thread I have - as more thread I have to sew in - grrrrr) and I stopped appliqueing. The next evening the same problem.........ahhhhhh..........and many unthreadening and dusting the machine later, I finally figured out that the thread is real sensitiv by going with a faster speed - its not like I pushed the pedal to the ground I would say a normal speed I always use. Oh well but the real slow speed made the thread happy. Hmmm, me on one side too because it stopped tearing off but on the other side it took me forever to get all the stars done.
While I was stuffing my X-mas trees I run out of batting scraps - well I still have a huge bag of wadding to use. But my quilting friend Emma offered me a bag of batting scraps she wanted to get rid off.
THANK YOU EMMA
There are still pieces in there - big enough to make something out of them besides using them as scraps. I already have a idea to make you something in return ;)