Last week two of my daughters and I traveled back east to Pennsylvania to visit my parents.
Anna, Larry – my Dad, Sharon – that’s me!, Janelle, and Marie in front- my Mom
It was a nice time of visiting, helping my folks with cleaning, and cooking up some meals for the freezer. We played some Rummikub, had lovely weather for walks, and took a drive to a peach orchard. Yum! Anna baked up 3 pies while there! Yummy! If we had room in the car, we would have bought more to bring home!
Then we popped down to Maryland to visit with both sides of our family. Before the trip, I had been inquiring into grandmother’s old Singer sewing machine. My brother had it tucked away and was happy to give it to me!
I remembered Grandmother Loper had a little black Singer, and I was hoping it was a Featherweight. She isn’t, but is very similar. I’ll have to do a little research on her. The gold scroll work is in good shape, which means she wasn’t used much. But the case is beat up and the latches are broken, and the electrical wiring is worn and taped in several places. She definitely needs a trip to our local sewing machine repair shop for some loving attention.
Next we visited with my husband’s side of the family where I was given this beauty! An old Clark’s Mile-End Spool Cabinet! My mother-in-law had used it as one of her jewelry boxes. The jewelry has been divided up amongst our female relatives, and I’m very happy to add the cabinet to my sewing room!
This Barrel Chair was given to my daughter, Anna. And will soon be re-upholstered by little ol’ me.
Eck! I hope I like the process! My daughter, Janelle, signed up for a re-upholstery class and asked if I would take it with her. Since two of my daughters have inherited chairs and they both need recovering, I signed up for the class too. The first class was last night and my hands hurt from pulling out all the tacks and staples. This particular chair had tons more tacks & staples on the right side than the left. Which makes me think 2 different people worked on this chair. It’s time for my daughter to pick out the new fabric!
The rest of this week will find me machine quilting up 10 charity quilts! Two done yesterday, 8 to go! I’ll show pictures next week.
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at Freemotion by the River.