I could simply type the word “Nothing” and be done writing the blog post for today. I’ve not really touched a sewing machine besides putting the binding on the quilt I showed you in Saturday’s blog post. HERE is a link to the quilt if you missed it.
My lack of sewing has no correlation to my want to be sewing. I’d love to be sewing. My last week went something like this…
Got back from the cross stitch retreat late Saturday night.
Sunday: Unpacked. Wrote blog posts. Caught up on everything.
Monday: To Mayo Clinic
Tuesday: To Mayo Clinic
Wednesday: Had family here all day and hosted supper
Thursday: To chiropractor and then to town in the opposite direction to meds
Friday: To Dubuque to meet blog reader Ila
Saturday: Hosted family here and got ready for a picnic-had overnight guests
Sunday: Family Picnic
In between all of that, I cleaned my bedroom. It was long overdue. I took out two kitchen garbage bags of clothes to donate and one to put in the garbage. I gardened, watered plants, wrote blog posts, kept up the house, and in the evenings I did a little bit of cross-stitching. It’s been crazy busy and this week doesn’t let up at all.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking of sewing. Here is some proof…When I was doing errands I thrifted and got the four pieces of fabric at the top of the picture. A blog reader also sent this pretty red wool I’ll be keeping. She sent some blue too, along with other goodies. THANKS!!
I also acquired FOUR, yes, FOUR sewing machines this week. The one under the black cover is Red Eye Singer from blog reader Ila. She gave it to me when we met up on Friday. I’m excited about it. I need to find a cabinet for it though. I love a good hunt.
The other two came from my brother. I haven’t even opened them yet.
I just sat down to write this blog post and don’t have time yet tonight to go through any of the machines. This manual came with…It says Touch and Sew Singer so my guess is that there is one of these inside one of the cases.
I had a Touch and Sew as my first machine. It was one with a blue front though. My sister had one with a gold front. I love the machine…I’ve heard others say they are “touch and throws” as the quality of machines went down at about this time but I’m open-minded about that. I loved my machine.
The fourth machine of the week was this one…a Janome.
I’m curious to check it out.
The three machines came from my brother. He knew someone who knew someone who was had left their house with the contents in it and anything in the house was free for the taking. He called me and asked if I wanted the machines. I said sure.
I so often take machines, fix them up, and give them away. I’ve done that several times. So many people want a machine to hem a pair of pants or want to try quilting but don’t have a machine. These are all fine as starter machines. At least someone can sew long enough with these machines to know if they want to invest in a better machine.
I’m happy to putz with them. Who knows…I might save one for a granddaughter.
I gave you the schedule for last week…this week is just the same with stuff on every single day. Including a big 30 1/2 birthday bash for my son Karl on Friday night. He has a birthday in December and it’s such a hard time to plan anything so we settled for a 30 1/2 birthday party instead. If you are friends or family in the area stop by and help us celebrate. It’s an open house type of party. All of the family will be home…I’ll be cooking…It will be lots of fun. Busy-Busy!!
So you can see I’ve been thinking about sewing…just haven’t done much lately. Fall is coming, the school will be starting and life will settle down again. I swear August is ALWAYS the busiest month for me and this year is no different at all. Before I know it October will be here and I’ll settle back into sewing. I do love it.