Friday, November 6, 2009

Bovine Days

Things have been anything but dull here lately. I'm sure all of you can say the same? Thanksgiving's coming, then Christmas. School projects are ramping up. The weather is cooling down and the days are glorious, so the critters are feeling their oats, all frisky like. Windows are open and warm bread in the morning hits the spot!

Did I say the critters were frisky? And Christmas is coming? Look what I found over at Snooty's blog:


Aren't my Fred & Bessie the cutest things? Snooty was wonderful, taking us back down memory lane, with photos and tales of their visit to her home. Tales of their incarceration.

Daryl, On the M104, is actually giving away some F&B right now. Go enter!

Last month they helped me christen my birthday gift to myself! On Freecycle (I squishy heart Freecycle), someone offered a 1903 Singer treadle foot machine. I must have been the first respondent, because it came home with ME!!! Lookit!


Isn't it loverly? I've begun lemon oiling the dry wood. A friend has offered to help me repair the treadle. Woohoo! I might, though, until spring, use it as an end table (covered with a pretty cloth, of course).

Gotta scoot. The day's awaitin'!

Until I write again ...

Flea

9 comments:

Daryl said...

Did you know my maiden name is Singer? And that my mom had a machine very like that ... in fact, I have a little oil 'can' that says Singer on it, I bet it came with the machine back in the olden days ...

Snooty Primadona said...

Ummmm... Yes, the kind of sewing machine I actually know how to operate. I know. I'm so old...

OHmommy said...

I have not heard of freecycyle. Off to check that out. Thanks for the heads up. You always get me addicted to new sites. Heh. :)

Megan said...

oh i love the sewing machine. I love antiques!!!

Popping by from the SSS list! Happy Weekend!

Laski said...

THAT is cool. I'd give anything to know how to use one . . . old, new, anything . ..

judi said...

Hold your socks on.... I made a quilt with one of those machines!
Yep, a long time ago in a land far away, I too collected antiques, this was one of them. *sigh*, the down part of down sizing is down sizing.
Thanks for the memories.

Kritta22 said...

Stopping by from SSS! I think I'm going to make bread to go with dinner cuz of your bread machine below!

I blame you for the extra calories! :)

Nice to meet you!

Kaylen said...

Wow - what a great find!!!
I've never had any luck getting things on freecycle, things go SO quickly!!!

Lori said...

Amazing machine! What a great find!