Monday Hubby had a doctor’s appointment in Lacrosse. I took the day off and decided to ride along. I had a bag packed and ready for some busy work in the car. I had my spider web quilt things to work on. There were papers to remove and there was “kites” to glue down. I love car projects.
I had gotten a quilt machine quilted for my niece Jody so we stopped along the way at the post office in Hoaka, Minnesota. When I got out of the truck there in the crack along the sidewalk was a petunia growing. It reminded me of the story of the mustard seed in the bible. I’ve been running a little thin lately and seeing this was just the pick me up I needed. Look at what that little seed did by simply not giving up and keeping on trying.
By the time we got to Lacrosse my spider web work was finished and I was on to working on my hexies.
I was the driver on my the trip home so not much hexie got finished but that’s okay. I’ll take the little time I get here and there and work with it. There is no deadline on this quilt so it’s all okay. I did make a couple stops on the way home…being I was driving I opted to be the navigator too. We made a stop here in Spring Grove….
ICE CREAM! I’m a hard ice cream girl and Hubby loves it too. They had lots of different flavors to chose from.
I did have to stop at my favorite thrift store on the way home. There was LOTS of quilting related things there…..This quilt top was really neat. It was old and they were asking $35 for it. All in all it was in good shape.
Even neater was this yo-yo quilt top. All in all it was in pretty good shape. It needed a little mending and possibly a few more yo-yos. The colors were amazing. They were asking $80 for it which is really a good deal but I don’t have the time to fix it.
I was so tempted to buy both of them and offer them for sale on the blog. I know there are those of you out there who never get a chance at items like these but I hate to put the money out only to find no one wants them….It’s hard to know what to do.
There were several sewing machines available….here’s a Minnesota. I’ve always been tempted by Minnesota’s simply because I was born and raised in Minnesota.
There was this one in a nice table….
There was this Brother. It was kind of neat that all types of sewing machines were for sale.
They had old machines, new machines and this completely and totally amazing treadle. Check it out….The machine glowed. The cabinet was AMAZING. The decals on the machine were spot on and in mint condition. The color of the cabinet made the decals shine. I was so excited to it…What a beauty!! I started to try to figure out where I would put it in the house but I really didn’t have a spot. But I wanted it really bad. Then I looked at the price tag. Um… $250. It was a lot but actually for the machine and the condition it was in, very reasonable.
The machine is a Franklin. I don’t know a lot about that brand….
I twirled the wheel and checked out the inside of the cabinet. Oh my. I LOVE IT. I ended up showing it to Hubby. He really liked it too. The first thing he asked was where would I put it. UGH. There he is “Mr. Reason” to my “Mrs. Whimsical”. UGH.
I came home thinking about the machine…and even a couple days later as I’m writing this…I am still thinking about the machine. If I knew I would love treadling…If I knew I’d actually use it, I would grab it up in a heart beat. But will I? I sure think owning this would motivate me to give treadling a try. I can’t begin to tell you how tempting this machine was.
I’ve thought about going up to the sewing room at treadling on the machine I have to prove to myself that I would like it….would that justify a $250 purchase?
Oh well…some other quilter is likely going to snap this up. It’s absolute amazing….and you know how I like antiques.
From there it was onto Wal-Mart…then a Visitation..then supper out and finally home. Kelli met us for the visitation and supper and home. Once there we loaded a quilt on the frame and Kelli started quilting it. Yep…Kelli is doing this one!!
It was a crazy Monday but fun too…even if I didn’t come home with that AMAZING treadle sewing machine.