Friday, June 01, 2007

The Big Day

Tomorrow is the big moving day! Yikes, it seems like it took forever, then came quickly. I am really ready to get into a bigger place though.

One good thing about moving is that you find things that amaze and amuse (and sometimes horrify) you! I found the pattern for the Legacy sock! And this time I put in in the bag with the sock project. Once we move I will make copies of the pattern and put the original in my pattern binder (like it should have been)...I've also found books that have I have started reading and got misplaced. I figure I have enough "to read" books to last quite a while. Not that I am going to quit buying books...have to help support writers, you know!

After work today I am running by the machine shop to pick up one of my Singer Featherweights. I wanted to get it completely checked out before I use it. I am also looking for a sewing cabinet table to put on the other side of our bed. We have an empty one on Hubbie's side. It is taller than a regular bedside stand, which I like, so we are getting another. They had a couple at the machine shop. Some were empty, some had vintage machines in them for not much more than the empty ones. I'm eyeing one that has a stool and comes with a vintage (late 1930's) Singer model 66. It is electric, not treadle, and the owner of the shop has put a knee petal conversion on it so you use either the foot pedal or knee petal. He said it sews great. The older Singer machines were real workhorses. For piecing quilts, I just need a straight stitch, nothing fancy. I use my digital machines for actual machine quilting the sandwiched quilt.

I realized a couple days ago that we really have a lot of furniture we are going to have to buy! After living in a small house for so long, we really don't have enough to furnish the new house as far as seating! Yikes!

I probably won't be posting for a few days due to the move, but I'm sending warm wishes your way until I'm back online.

1 comment:

Cactusneedles said...

Good luck with the move. I know it's lots of hard work.