Friday, August 30, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #8

Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's your next installment...






For $1000, you get a case that's falling apart and and duct tape on the electric cord where they spliced on a new plug.  There may be a dim bulb on more than the machine with this one.











Bad spellers of the world, UNTIE!   They got it wrong, not once, but twice!  And there's the love affair with the zero again.



Remember, all old black sewing machines have to be a Singer.







And here's today's 
piece de la resistanc!




Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Goodness and Mercy

I was praying for a good friend of mine this morning.  She has lived with agonizing pain for nearly 10 years.  A nerve is being fused within a bad vertebrae in her neck.  On a scale of 1 to 10 her pain is an unbearable 10.  But the medications bring it down to 9.

She's been waiting months for nerve block surgery.  They gave her a trial surgery to make sure the electrical box they insert into her body will work.  It gave her a full week of NO PAIN whatsoever, the first time in 10 years.  She's in the military and unfortunately, she's in an area of the country where there are many delays before the doctors will do something.  If she were in the private industry this would have been taken care of years ago... but I digress. 

As I was praying the Lord brought this verse to mind...

Sometimes the 'goodness and mercy' God sends come in the form of 2 sheep dogs, nipping at our heals to get us going in the right direction.

So I prayed, asking God to send 'goodness and mercy' nipping at the heals of those making the decisions for her surgery.  And Lord, if you could sharpen their teeth before they get there?  To make 'em move a little faster?  Father, please send her the relief she needs?  You promised that if we ask anything that is within your will you would grant our request.  I ask you to let Thea get a phone call today, with the scheduled procedure she needs.  Father, you are closer to those broken in spirit and I ask you to be closer still to her today.  Thank you Father for answering my prayer and it is for your honor and glory I ask.  AMEN!

And what did she hear this afternoon?

.... Her surgery is scheduled for August 23rd.  HOW AWESOME IS OUR GOD???


Who do you need to sic the dogs on today?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #7



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's your next installment:


...Everyone needs one of these for spring planting season.  And remember, any old sewing machine has to be a Singer, right?



... how many times do we see this???  Maybe they sell their TV the same way? I know I always look at the back of a TV when I'm using mine, don't you???








 Here's another one.... the thick coating of dust is probably the reason they didn't know it was the back of the machine.



... and your final installment for today:




..now to recap... found it, paid nothing for it, don't know anything about it, picked a price outta the air, don't ask about it and you don't get a photo.  Got it?  Oh, and you better be serious.



Friday, August 2, 2013

Quilt in progress

I've finished 8 of the blocks for the 2007 Patchwork Party quilt.  I bought the set of unfinished BOMs from someone on the web.  She bought it and never got around to working on it.  I have 4 more blocks to go, with the 9th to be finished in a couple hours!


I started using Mary Ellen's Best Press on my fabric and I can really tell a difference in the quality of my seams.  It's easier to sew a scant 1/4" seam when the fabric has been starched.  I bought cherry blossom as well as the lavender scent.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ode to the sewing machine #6



Many of you follow my "Ode to the Sewing Machine" posts.  We've all see the ads on craigslist, ebay and elsewhere.  The clueless sellers give those of us who sew a belly laugh, or two!  Where do they come up with these dollar amounts???

No one in their right minds would continue reading, but who says quilters are in their right minds, so here's installment #6 and 7...


... here we have a bait and switcheroo:
                                    "give me a call" ....just read her mind for the phone number!  


If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again and again and again....
...... seller has 0 feedback.... hmmm, imagine that!