Kramer's Sew & Vac specializes in sewing machines and vacuum cleaners, and it's been vending these wares since 1947. Bring in a faulty machine for a quick fix, or peruse a selection of new sewing machines from Bernina and vacuums from Miele. Kramer's also meets the needs of the sewing community with regular classes, which teach quilting and embroidery skills via traditional methods and on the computer.
Established 32 years ago, Sandy's Sewing Center shines in its field as Lexington's only licensed dealer of Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. Those who bought their Husqvarna machines from Sandy's can sign up for machine-owner's classes free of charge, and owners of any machine can bring it in for repairs whenever necessary. Though patterns, materials, needles, and thread line the shelves in abundance, the center's greatest contributions to craft come in the form of classes and camps for students age 9 and older. Always on the leading needlepoint of embroidery, Sandy's offers accessible intros to Husqvarna's 5-D and 4-D design software, which allow stitchers to preview a design, swap colors out at will, make a pattern of their own, or convert their Home on the Range placard into a MIDI file.
Passionate couple seeks seabass, scallops, shrimp, salmon, red snapper, beef tenderloin, pork loin, veal, onions, peppers, mushrooms, all cooked to perfection on a slab of 500 million year old pink Himalayan salt. The Salt Rox is preheated and ready to sizzle. Grilling on the stone makes food succulent and delicious.
Inside the quaint sewing store, hands young and old carefully stitch together custom projects with the guidance of veteran crafters, most notably owner Linda Carswell. Students have been coming to her shop for more than 30 years in search of expert advice, sewing supplies, and occasionally to pinch the cheeks of one of her nine grandchildren. Linda shares her teaching duties with a team of handy staffers who have years of experience in their trades, and help even the greenest of sewers hone their skills with kind guidance and patience.