It has been so cold here this winter but I'm having a fun time with my girlfriends. Yesterday I spent the morning with Bev & Lynn stitching & laughing & having such a good time. Then in the afternoon I met with Sandy, had lunch & went antique shopping.
Oh the fun of looking at things from days gone by! Speaking of days gone by...remember the 1881 Singer sewing machine Bill bought me for Christmas? Well the needles ordered from eBay have arrived. They're in the original wooden case, two cases with three needles in each case.
Bill is cleaning the machine very carefully removing & cleaning all the parts. I can't wait to have the machine back together to give it a try.
I was at the London Friendship Quilting Guild this month with Paulette & the show & share time was stimulating & informative. Linda showed a paper pieced quilt that she did with her hand cranked antique machine & made comment on how easy it was to control her stitching with the crank...I'm going to give that technique a try in the future.
Back to my antique finds...
I've been looking for this doorstop for a long time! I first saw it at the Christie Antique Show in Dundas ON but it was way too expensive. I've been watching it on eBay too...again way too expensive. Yesterday was a great day, I found it just less than 1/3rd the price & it has its original paint too!!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit & have yourself a great day!