Posts Tagged ‘sewing machines’

It must be the beginning of summer. There is lots of busy happening, and not much posting, by me or anyone else lately.
A week ago the big yard sale here on the peninsula was somewhat of a bust – it was rainy off and on. We went to a few while Ryan was here; I did the best at an estate sale across the street.  Here’s a couple of the *treasures*:   Singer model 99K complete with buttonholer attachment and hard case.  I found this twin bedspread hand crocheted and in near pristine condition  – it will make a beautiful tablecloth:  along with a few other linens ( of course ).
There were lots of bad ceramics at the estate sale across the street, but I had to have these two pots  which are both funny and frightening:   Do owls have snake eyes like the white one?They are big – each will hold a 10" pot.

I know that June is usually the wedding month, but seems more like birthday season has landed. I made these linen bins for Ryan 
  They were a simple pattern that I drew up, and I embroidered just the big one.

After the crappy weather that we’ve been having, I jokingly told my neighbor that I’d make her an ark. On a whim, I made this little ‘ark’ for her new little kitten – Cheetoe  who immediately took possession of it. And, it quit raining for a day or two.

I painted the kitchen. Orange. pics later.

School let out today, and tomorrow we’re leaving for Vancouver and Victoria. Richard6 has never been to Canada (or on a ferry!), and is anxious to have his new passport stamped.  We’ll be there a couple days and be in Seattle for the weekend. I’m so excited to be done with monitoring all the school stuff.
Here’s hoping for good weather while we’re there.

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On Friday we went out to a bunch of the yard sales. I found a few sweet deals:  
       this little pair will be added to my collection of figurines.  ten cents!  it’s hard to find men’s patterns, and great when they’re free!   one more machine to add to the stable.  and another press – at 1/20th of the new price for $10 !  yay for a bunch of bargains.
Yesterday we had our yard sale, and we sold both green couches to one neighbor, and the little loveseat to another! A few other things went, then having acomplished what I set out to do, I moved one box back inside and then we put a large FREE sign on what was left.
This morning most of the things dissapeared, which means no hauling it to the thrift store.

Richard is indulging himself in a day of racing ( indy and nascar both ) so with money in my pocket I’m off with a friend to the Astoria Sunday Market.

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 Well, last week we stripped off wallpaper in the guest room. I think Ryan got it right when he said that anyone who puts up wallpaper should be required to remove it – it is so personal that I can’t hardly imagine any two people liking the same stuff for the same space. I have painted in there, and now need to do some decorative painting on one wall. Knd of like wallpaper, but someone would only have to paint over it, not strip it off. Now, there’s only two rooms in the house left which have wallpaper on them, and they are both the same foil type. Gotta love the seventies. I guess.
On Saturday while it was beautiful weather out, I went and bought more block and we finished the brick patio downstairs under the deck. Which entailed moving the woodpile, which I elected to do while Richard did a bunch more burning. I love the satisfaction of a completed project.  You would think the list would be getting shorter, but somehow ( that would be at my hand ) it just keeps getting longer. Funny how that works.

I’m thinking a bunch about furniture, and the other day it struck me that maybe there is a correlation between the overall size of our population, (more like Supersize) and the size of the furniture out there, complete with cupholders and huge puffy recliners for all.  Maybe that’s why I’m being drawn to the lighter Danish Modern stuff. I don’t want to get too big for my sofa! 

I took my quilting machine class, and as it turned out I was the only one. So it was a private lesson, which was great. I have scheduled Thursday to go and rent it for a couple hours to do a lap size quilt that will be for my sewing room, which will be a good practice piece.  And with any luck, I’ll finish the quilt top for the guest room, and be able to go and quilt it on Monday next week. Of course, now I want one of those machines to go in my stable. What a silly thing to collect, even if they are a useful object. I justify it somewhat by thinking I might start to try and teach basic sewing to 8-18 year olds, but I’ve been gathering for a while now. Currently the count is: two combo embroidery / sewing machines, three regular sewing machines, two overlocks, one cover-stitch machine. I think. And, two serious irons – a gravity feed type and a steam generator. And enough fabric to keep them all humming for a long time. Now all I need is to grow several more arms; maybe make just a sewing clone. 
I secretly hope it will be rainy the rest of the week so that I can just stay in and sew.  After I finish painting. 

Last night we watched “Perfume: the Story of a Murderer” which was both captivating and chilling.  Not often does a film make me want to read the book, but this one surely did.

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