After a particularly hard day/week/month, I found myself surfing the bay of 'E' the other night for a little de-stressor. I shoulda known better. Look what showed up at my door yesterday:
1910 Singer "Red Eye" sewing machine
Beautiful, isn't it?
I've admired these antiques (from afar) for years. It needs a little dustin' and a cleanin' but for 101 years old, I think the old girl looks pretty good. I certainly didn't have any plans to buy (or "win") one, but luck must have been smiling down on me (or feeling sorry for me).
I've loved this particular model ever since I saw the one below in The Franklin Institute science museum permanent "Amazing Machines" exhibit in Philadelphia many years ago:
On the stitching front, I'm working on the cutest little "chicken" pin cushion you've ever seen. The project was presented as our chapter program last week - inspired by a Russian blog. Visit Saolya (click here) for more. She calls it a 'berlingot' but you may know it better as a humbug.
Hope you are having a great week, wherever you are!
Despite below normal temps, I enjoyed a perfectly lovely day with my stitchy BFFs at our annual Stitchers Day Out today.
I even managed to almost finish a La-D-Da freebie that has been patiently waiting for years.
In memory of my grandmother Rose
Although the color palette is gorgeous, I'm somehow less than pleased with how this turned out, so I may be donating it to the greeting card fundraiser.
And, thanks to a great suggestion from a chapter sister, I'll be trying to figure how to build a little black hat around my white rabbit for my contribution to the SAS 2011 teacup auction. The theme is "Stitching in the Magic City" and my little white rabbit is supposed to represent the 'rabbit in the hat' magic trick.
Overall - a VERY productive, friend filled day. Hope you are having a great weekend wherever you may be.
Irish/German Virgo married to Irish Cancer; three grown step-sons; stitchaholic/ flosstitute; avid shutterbug; seriously superstitious, Saved by Grace, addicted to holiday traditions and seeking professional help.
dogs of all shapes and sizes, uplifting music, Sunday mornings, waterlilies, Easter, daffodils, dragonflies, bees, peacocks, cardinals, hummingbirds, elephants, pineapples, Fall, pumpkins, acorns, thistles, teacups, scones, seashells, thunderstorms, tiny tins, Christmas, poinsettias, the color red, folk art, cable knit sweaters, my Duke Blue Devils, Italian pottery, French pastries, Spanish guitar, Irish linen, and poetry