Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I just love this...so I shared

Abraham - old
Jacob - insecure
Leah- unattractive
Joseph- abused & abandoned
Moses- stuttered
Gideon- poor
Samson- codependent
Rahab- immoral
David- murderer & adulterer
Elijah- suicidal
Jeremiah- depressed
Jonah- reluctant
Naomi- widow
John the Baptist- eccentric
Peter- impulsive & hot tempered
Martha- worried
Samaritan Woman- had many failed marriages
Zacchaeus- unpopular
Thomas- had doubts
Paul- poor health
Timithy- timid

This is quit a variety of misfits but God used each one and mightily too.

He can use you too, if you stop making excuses.

Look for a purpose in every situation.

Do not blame others...


Blessings All,

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Look what I got...

For a while I have wanted a Singer Featherweight sewing machine but could just not justify the money for a third machine to use occasionally. Well, I received a call from an older gentleman who used to repair sewing machines at my school and he had one that he was trying to sell for a friend who needed some money to pay hospital bills....and the cost was $75...so you know I jumped on it.

Turns out it was a newer model Featherweight and NOT what I wanted. He could tell I was so sad  SO  he found me a real one...but I had to pay $125 which I still thought was a good deal. I had the $75 in cash from a recent sell so I stretched it a bit and purchased it.

Here it is,,,

It was in perfect running order and kinda "purrs" as I sew.

The model number is  AL 188732  which means it was made in 1955 (the year I was born) in the US.
The black carrying case was also in good condition and even included a bobbin, a few attachments  and a tube of oil in its original little box.

What I do not have is the original green box for the attachments as I am looking for one...

Michelle over at Life with Lou sent me a copy of the original instruction booklet..."THANKS Michelle!" and told me how to clean the machine and the case too. Still need to clean it...but it still looks pretty good.

Oh, also, the original cord had a nick and some wiring was exposed so I purchased a new cord and attached it to the foot pedal myself ( pat on back) BUT my daddy had to kinda stretch/loosen up the three prong plug where it plugs into the machine because it was too tight. Now, I can plug it in myself and am ready to GO!!!

Think I will make a pretty, quilted handle "coozie"....

All I need now is a workshop where I can take my newest machine and sew all day!!!

What do you think?
How many of you also own one?
How many of you would like to own one?
How many of you have NEVER heard of one????

I really want your thoughts and suggestions too. Thanks.

Blessings all,

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quilting, quilting, quilting...

This is exactly what I have been doing...quilting!!
I have so much fun making items for my Etsy shop.

Take a peak...

Fall Thanksgiving Table Runner Topper with Pumpkins

Christmas Table Runner Topper- Reversable Pinwheels

and more...

By the way, I have been keeping up with you but have just not commented much.
I will get back to my chatty self soon!!

Blessings all,