It's been such a long time since I wrote a blog! WEEKS! WE went on a trip to Florida, I can't say it was a vacation, bc we are retired! (LOL we have nothing to vacation from!) the weather was crappy for the first 3 days. Although it was hot on Wed, the water was so rough it felt like we were getting beat up! Then storms came on and 2 days of cloudy windy rain. So what's a girl to do? we went shopping. I only bought fabric at one store and that was bc it was on sale. We drove to Dunedin, to Rainbow's End which is one of my favorite places, but I didn't see anything I wasted to buy. (that's a lie I want to buy the whole store, but I don't have a current project in need of fab.) Alma Sue however is another story I bought some sale fabric there and could have spent a whole lot more. Also drove to Clearwater and went to Country Quilts And Bears.
Then On the Friday it was clear and blue and WINDY high of 70 there was no way we were going to freeze at the beach. So what's a gal to do???? I started looking up quilt stores and found a link to the Old Sewing Machine Guy He has an awesome little museum, and he let me pick his brain about my featherweights. I also bought a plastic tube of grease for the machines that I have not been able to find locally, and an oiler that has a spout on it! It was a long trip to get to Ocala from Sarasota, but I thought it was well worth the trip. I think DH enjoyed it too.I saw machines there that I have never seen b4 and I was kicking myself for not having my camera w me. Other than the weather finally cooperating w us for Beaching and Floating (I don't really swim) I think it was the highlight of my trip.
He also has a fabulous repainted Featherweight. I loved it DH wasn't a fan of it. But he told us what all he goes through to get them painted. I really had never thought about it, but he takes all the 'guts' out of the machines and sands them all down. on the outside to prep the machine. That's such a lot of work! And of course then comes the re assembly after the coats of paint are reapplied, the decals, and the clear protective coat of paint. I truly had no clue as to what all it entailed! So thank you again Johnny Johnston and his wife! I can't remember your name but she showed us her sewing room, and her long arm NICE set up! I wish mine was so clean I wouldn't mind having people DROP IN!!!!
Since I've been home, it's hard to get back into the swing of sewing and gardening and cleaning. SIGH never enough time in the day. But here's what I've been up to.Except I Don't Seem TO BE ABLE TO ADD PICTURES TO MY BLOG TODAY!!!!
SIGH, maybe next time.