Monday, December 7, 2015
We drove, we saw, we obtained. None are show pieces. About 4 are going to stay. The others will be restored, if possible, and made available to once again, well, sew! Some, sadly will become parts donors.
I shall not lack for something to do.
The day we drove & collected them was a stormy, windy & rainy day. Each machine had to be stuffed into a plastic bag, set on a cart that held 4 machines and then wheeled through the rain, wind & mud to my truck.......maybe 30 or 40 yards away. Pure insanity. Each one weighs about 30 to 40 pounds as well.
The couple who sold them to us were like as out of a fairy tale. They fussed over us and seated us at their table to drink coffee, eat cake....They wanted to feed us sandwiches (and maybe keep us?) but the machines were calling and the drive was long. By the time the truck was loaded, we were mud from head to toe. Well, maybe from toe to knee.
Now I have a cold and I think I'll open one up for my lunch as a remedy!
My dear husband was napping in his easy chair one morning. I tapped him on the foot and suggested that he might want to leap from his chair, arm himself and bag us some meat! He did just that and a nice cow elk now resides in my freezer! Of course, it was a long slow process getting there, but we'll just gloss over all that hard work and see the finished product....
I pan fried it with onions, peppers, a few sprigs of rosemary...freshly ground salt & pepper, dash of thyme.
Out of the oven we took our parmesan roasted asparagus spears and sweet potato (yam, actually) fries and VOILA, a delectable meal, fit for a king.
The drawer belongs to the Boye needle case, which both contain needles & shuttles in small wooden tubes and bobbins for long-bobbin machines.
I've got several primitive orders to fill, so will be sewing this week for sure. I've caught a cold, so am feeling a bit sorry for myself. This cherry pie helped....but for some reason it didn't last long. I did share, by the way.
That's it from the hilltop for today. Be sure to count your blessings every day - each and every good thing is from God our Father, who is the same yesterday, today and forever! I cling to the blessed hope & promise that I WILL see my mother again someday! Don't wait til tomorrow to do that nice thing you've wanted to do, or say the loving words you know you should say. Hug your mama & all those others that you love! Merry Christmas to you all!