Thursday, October 04, 2007

To sew, or not to sew... that is the question.

The last time I sewed anything was in 1992. It was also the last time I saw my sewing machine which was a gift to me from my mother a few years earlier. I sewed a lot back then. I made the kid's clothes and I made curtains and toys. I was actually getting pretty good at it until we moved back to my hometown. Then I went back to work, and the sewing went out the window. We couldn't find a house so we rented an apartment for 6 months and moved all of our stuff twice. In the chaos that ensued from putting things in storage and moving things around so much, some things got lost and one of them was my sewing machine. You're probably wondering how you can lose a sewing machine. I'm wondering the same thing. Let me just say that when you have men moving things around unsupervised, stuff happens. (Oh, that box of stuff over there wasn't important, was it??) Nuff said. Anyhoo, it's Halloween time, and Halloween time means costume time, and grandson needs costume. So, will Grandma BUY another sewing machine? You betcha. I only hope it does not turn into a new addiction. Because I do NOT need that.

We went to the sale in Belleville yesterday. Colin enjoyed the horses and buggies. Belleville is a small town with a large Amish and Mennonite population and the Wednesday sale is a pretty big deal.

They also have a big flea market and look what I scored for only $3.00. It's a Pottery Barn pewter ice bucket. The guy obviously didn't know what he had. This is one of the items that my daughter registered for on her bridal registry and it sold for $40.00. So, yay!

And, finally, here is a photo of the sunflowers on my Dad's grave. I planted these seeds very late in the summer and they are just now blooming. They were supposed to be miniature sunflowers that I thought would be appropriate for a grave. They turned out MUCH bigger than planned and as they grew, I just didn't have the heart to pull them out when I saw they were getting too big. My Dad loved to grow sunflowers. I think he'd like them in spite of the fact that they look a little out of place. (But I did learn my lesson for next year.)


Shell said...

I so need to take a trip to Belleville, you defenatly scored on that!
Hope to see the great costume!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I think a trip to Bellville is in order!! I love the sunflower. Very touching.