Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just checkin' In!

Jeez, it's been pretty boring around here lately! No great State Parks to share with you, no garage sales lately.

Saturday, I got my Nonna/mom's sewing machine from my Dad's house. Finally! He's been holding it hostage for the past year! Actually, he was using it to display his collection of old model cars and when I offered to bring him a old sofa table that he could use instead, he agreed! My friend Marie has a truck so she graciously offered to help me. We had breakfast as we usually do on Saturday mornings and then ran right over there!

I played on that treadle when I was a kid! Holding on and bouncing up and down! I remember my grandmother sewing on it. It's missing some parts and the cabinet is in much need of restaining but I love it for it's sentimental value! The drawers are loaded with my Nonnas threads and zippers, pins and needles and probably some of the missing parts too!

Fall is so close now I can smell it in the air! It was only 62 degrees today! I have a love/hate thing with Fall. I love the colors of the leaves changing, the cool nights for sleeping, apple cider and donuts, walking down the sidewalk kicking dead leaves.

I hate Fall because it is the end of summer and the beginning of another long cold Winter!

Well, I'm off this Friday so I probably will be hitting some garage sales. Plus we are going to Saugatuck and South Haven this weekend! I plan on watching the sun set on Lake Michigan and we have plans to hit at least three state parks for some metal detecting. I'll have lots of pictures to share! Should be fun!



Anonymous said...

Isn't it great to have those memories surrounding the sewing machine? Do you think you will try to actually sew with it? Have fun detecting!

Laura said...

I have a sewing machine very similar to yours, but no family history involved. I had always wanted one and my daughter found one in an antique store and bought it for me. My cabinet is almost like that only the drawers are not rounded on the edge. At some point, someone added a motor and converted it to electric. Someday I'll find where I can get a belt and get it going the right way!

Sally said...

Oh, Jeanette, I love the sewing machine!! We have my mom's but it isn't quite that old. It needs to be refinished. IF the girls ever leave, I plan to have it done. I forgot what a difference having four people in the house is like, and although it won't be forever I know I'll miss them so much. They all came to see me yesterday and Hunter was so sweet. She kept asking questions; MeMaw are you all better now. When are you coming home, I miss you. I want to play with you. Oh gosh, I got tears in my eyes when the left. If I'm still here next week, I'll her again (I hope). They will be doing the tests on my legs tomorrow morning; I hope I won't have to wait too long for the results, but I am be in a positive mood. Love ya!!

Have a great weekend, sound like fun!!!!

The Retired One said...

I agree with you..I have a love/hate relationship with autumn..I LOVE, LOVE the smells, the colors..but it yells in my ear about winter being around the corner all the time...I hate that. ha

Donna said...

My Grandmother had one JUST like it...My Dad left it out in a barn and it ruined!!!!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful treasure!!

Donna said...

Isn't the change of weather delicious?! Love that old sewing machine! I have one similar in my sewing studio, captured long ago at an antique auction. How wonderful that you have a sweet remembrance from your family!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I love fall! After our brutally hot summer here in Georgia we all can't wait for some cooler temps!!


Julie Harward said...

I love your SINGER and I have one just like it! I about killed my back lifting it out of the van too ;D