It’s Friday! And another four day weekend. Woohoo! I have Rico entered in a dog agility trial tomorrow (Saturday) and my nephew and his girlfriend will arrive Sunday. So I have some work to do still to get ready for company.
A coworker of mine is interested in a bucket hat but the one I already made would be too big for her. So I whipped up the same hat in a smaller size tonight. I checked the time as I started and it took me an hour to sew the hat. It was all cut out and the interfacing was fused several nights ago. I feel pretty good that I’ve been able to get it down to just an hour!
Here’s the result. TWINS!
One dog is happy. One thinks this is torture.
I went to play pickleball last night and had such a great time… until the last game when I tripped on my own foot and slammed myself into the concrete. I went down hard and slammed my left knee into the concrete and knocked the wind out of myself… bruised some ribs in the process.
Amazingly, I feel better today than I thought I would! I’m sure I don’t have any broken ribs, but I’m still feeling the pain. My knee is bruised and a little swollen, but not painful on weight bearing.
It’s really hard to have to come to terms with the fact that you’re not as young as you used to be.
And now for the best part….
I got a message from a friend last night asking me if I wanted her mom’s sewing machine. She sent me this photo.
If you know anything about this machine and know anything about me, you can imagine my reaction. This is a Singer Featherweight — a freaking Featherweight!!! — and I’ve wanted one, really badly, for several years now!!!
I hurried and messaged another friend of mine who has a couple Featherweights and knows a little about them and I sent her the photo and the serial number off the machine.
A search on that serial number let us know that this machine was one of 20,000 manufactured in April of 1947. My friend said her mom bought the machine when she was in college and she graduated in 1949.
She sent me a picture of the face plate of the machine. How pretty is this?
My friend told me that the smell of the machine reminds her of her mother. She and her sisters wore a lot of dresses made on this machine when they were children. She has had the machine in her garage for many years and had thought about giving it to me in the past, but had wanted to dig it out first. She is very sentimental about it and loves the idea of having me use it to make beautiful things!
She was very happy to hear that I’ve wanted one of these machines for years. She’s going to bring it to me at the dog show tomorrow. I can’t wait to see it and see what condition it’s in.
I have an idea for the first thing I’m going to make using this machine. More on that when I see what condition it’s in.
I have to get up early tomorrow morning, so I’ll close tonight with some amazing photos.
First up, some gorgeous roses from our evening walk.
Second, this beautiful sunset from my drive home from pickleball last night.
And apples! I’m going to have a nice crop of apples!
Happy weekend to all!