Wednesday, February 27, 2008

officially sick of snow

today's winter wonderland of snowfall.
officially tired of shoveling.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

mid-winter blahs

i feel like being at home and pulling a "bea" today:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

cabin fever

have to keep remembering this is JUST around the corner. ;)

i'm getting itchy to weed (which i do precisely the spring when the cabin fever is soooo bad and then i realize how crappy a job it is to do!)

thinking of doing some vegetable gardening this year, tho. last year...not much happened with it 'cept a few tomatoes and a boatload of cayenne peppers.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

pigs and snow

travelled up to the north country over the weekend and amoungst various things, the husband did some sliding (and snow-bank slamming) with his niece and gave some love to the piggies - they love getting back scratches, too!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

blah blah blah weather

ice pellets, slush falling from the sky, great puddles of mashed potato "snow."

i love this time of year.

totally discouraged about the soap biz. first time EVER. need to get back on track and makes some sales. don't want to become a doom'n'gloom naysayer. ;) need to find some new outlets and create my gameplan for 2008. i'm behind in my planning for the year so i have to get moving!!!!!!!

but there are so many things i want to do, and so little time.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

my first blog post

jumping right in with both feet.
last weekend i picked up three incredible antique sewing machines - two old singers and a deluxe/imperial. i canNOT find info on this dang machine to save my life. i've spend hours looking.
argh are pics of the 3 machines:

this one is a 1926 model 128. works but i need to find a bobbin and shuttle to give it a real workout. really cool machine in outstanding condition.

the one above is a 1956 model 99 and is a real beauty of a machine. holy cow. i just sewed thru four layers of oiled canvas and it didn't put up so much as a squeak. 

the one below is a canadian machine (the deluxe/imperial zig zag). damned if i can find more details on it. just spent 30 minutes cleaning it up and it's gorgeous. sews okay, altho i'm going to have to mess a bit with the tension to get it right.

hope to resell these...altho the model 99 has impressed me incredibly. maybe my featherweight needs company. ;)