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Saturday, May 25, 2013

 Another busy day on the Hilltop here.  Slept in until 7am (don't laugh) and caught up on my emails, blog reading etc.  Coffee was involved.  Packed up a couple Ebay items.  I make and sell primitives and sewing machines and whatever else I can.  No, that's not right - I don't make sewing machines, I just fix them!  Drove off to the Post Office to get them sent away, then home to do milking chores and rabbit chores.  By then we were hungry, so fixed pancakes with marionberry syrup....YUM!
 These are not pictures of pancakes.  I spent the afternoon working on two sewing machines and my daughter made these Carrot Cake Cupcakes with.....get ready for it......Cream Cheese Frosting.
Wow.   With coffee, of course.  In case you couldn't see them well enough, here's a closer picture.......

Later we made chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn & green beans for dinner.  From scratch, of course.  Doesn't everyone?
 On a scale of 1 to 10....(bad pun)....How am I doing on this blog stuff I wonder?

While eating our cupcakes we discussed the meaning of the word ossification and its practical usage. 

We often choose a 'word for the day' just because we can.

Maybe we drink too much coffee........Nah.
 This is the first machine I worked on today.  It only needed cleaning and oiling....okay and a teensy bit of tweeking tweaking adjusting and she sews like a dream!  

Now she's listed on Ebay.  I already have one in my collection, so I wasn't interested in keeping her.  Sold one like her yesterday, too.  The model is a 401 and considered by some to be one of Singer's finest machines.
This is the second machine.  Betcha haven't seen too many of these around!  It should be on a treadle base, but of course you could turn the wheel by hand.  It is a Singer 29-4 Sewing Machine - fondly nicknamed The Bootpatcher by admirers.  This one was built in 1923.

I also have one of these in my collection.  Mine sits atop an iron treadle base.  I fully intend to get it working one of these days.   In my spare time.  Well, that's my day today.  I'll end with a quote I saw this morning:  I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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