Good morning to you, on this very hot, end of August day. Is it hot where you are? Or are you beginning to feel the changing of the seasons? The only changes we are experiencing here, are the slightly shorter days, and the leaves are turning brown and beginning to fall. Other than that, it is still summer and HOT!
I did something the other day that I have NEVER, EVER done before! I was channel surfing, and happened upon a demonstration being done on a sewing machine. That caught my attention, and I tuned in to watch. Turns out I was watching The Home Shopping Network. I don't ever watch the shopping channels, and I have certainly not ever purchased anything from them. But there I sat, watching. The more I watched, the more I was tempted. I phoned my husband, and told him that there was a fabulous deal on a sewing machine that I would love to have. He laughed, and brushed it off, but then I texted him said, "No, I'm serious. This is a great deal! Can I get it?" I had no business buying this. I have machines. Plural. But I do not, however, have a machine with all of these stitches. Nor features that I would love to have on a machine. I haven't had a new machine since I married, 35 years ago. I bought it at Sears, a Sears Kenmore straight stitch, for 99 dollars. I paid for it on time. 10 dollars a month. I used that machine until the motor blew up about 10 years ago. I have a very good Viking. It is 35 years old, and sews beautifully. I bought it from my sewing machine repair man, for 200 dollars, after my Kenmore blew up. tw But it lacks some stitches I would love to use. And I need a new quilting foot with an open toe, and a new walking foot. Those purchases alone, would be nearly half of what I could buy this new machine for. Greg said get it. So I did.
I am in the process of reorganizing my sewing room to better serve me. I want to have my Hannah over for a little sewing lesson, and I want to get her set up at a smaller table to work at. I will take her to Joann's to select her own fabric, and help her to make a pillow case. She is excited and so am I!
I am eager to get going on several Fall projects I have to work on. What are you working on? Are you thinking about the holidays yet? I am!
I was with my Mom the other day at a few furniture stores. We were in Ethan Allen and I was aghast at how much the pillows were! I like to make pillows, and I have sold several for the holidays. I snapped some pics for ideas. This one was on sale........for 159 dollars! E Gads!!
I liked this one too. I want to find an anchor applique and make a couple of these for my brother's boat.
I also wanted this chair. So pretty and feminine looking. However, quite a bit out of my price range. But oh so cute!
I have a few good thrift store finds to share with you for next time. Til then.........