Lookie what I borrowed from my Dad ! This (for those of you who are MUCH younger than most of my shoes) is a manual typewriter . This typewriter is very similar to the one I took to college to write all those fun term papers on . Yes, kids, this is before personal computers, cell phones, etc. Back in the dark ages when I was in college, you had to haul your rear end to the library and read books , take notes, then go back to your cinder block dorm room (equipped with a dorm fridge, and a hot plate ....... no tv, no phone , no bathroom ...... those things were down the hall) and type up your paper ...... without spell check (that's what a dictionary, thesaurus, and White Out are for).
Anyway, I borrowed this typewriter NOT to type on paper, but to see if it would type on FABRIC !!! It DOES !!!!
.....so, I thought I'd combine it with my "homemade handwritten " fabric and , maybe use those cute little alphabet stamps to make some other "text" fabric; add some red, blue and yellow prints and scribble out a design for a 12" block to ........
....join in the fun at "During Quiet Time" where a "Texting While Sewing " contest is going on ! You still have time to enter ..... she will have a link up at her blog on August 27, 28, and 29. (of this year ....... uh oh ...... gotta go ...... lots of sewing to do ...... after I recover from all that typing !)
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)