Saturday, August 31, 2013

Out of the Ordinary August

I would have to say that this has been the most usual August I can remember. It's been jam packed with ups and downs and fun and the not so fun.

First, SR retired. And what a joyous day that was!! He wanted to take a little trip, so we drove up to Branson, as I've mentioned in a previous post. I came home with two vintage sewing machines and some fun stuff.

The following week I gave him a little family party to celebrate his freedom and all my children were here. It was the first time since Mother's Day that both my grandbabies were here.
I can't believe how fast these two have grown!
It was quite the day and we all enjoyed it immensely.

I got behind on my sewing due to the trip and the food poisoning I experienced as soon as we arrived home. Not fun, but I lived. sewing machine died. This is what it looks like now....
 It wasn't worth saving, so we gave LMW a screw driver and let him go to work on it.
Then we made it into a warehouse and loading dock. He has had a lot of fun with this thing. (And don't be alarmed, I assure you it wasn't worth repairing and it couldn't be used as it was.)

My mother-in-law and her sister both gave me their vintage Kenmore machines, but there were a few little things that needed tweaking on them before I could really sew with them. So, SR and I went to the nearest Janome dealer and scoped out the stock. I was excited and a little sick when we came home with this bad girl...
I'm still not comfortable about spending that much money, but SR assures me it's worth it. We left MIL's machine to be tweaked, and just yesterday picked it up. It sews so sweetly that I used it as much as I did the Janome yesterday. I had a marathon sewing day to try to catch up.

So, it's the last day of August and September begins on the morrow. I hope it's a bit more relaxed than August was. It's been a whirl wind summer for me and that is highly unusual!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on the new machine(s) - now you can sew twice as fast.

Y said...

If anyone would ever get their moneys worth and deserve a machine like the new one, it would be you! You wore the other one plum out. I love you let LMW 'tinker' with the old machine. Y'all got yet another purpose out of the old gal! I would have loved to see his face with screwdriver in hand and going at it!!! :D

David C Brown said...

Not much rest here.
Grace be with you.