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So, I haven’t heard from Mom’s Oncologist yet. And I didn’t win the sewing machine.
But, I did get a chance to chat with Mom briefly. I am still on the fence about going, the decision will be made once I hear from her Oncologist. There is just so much going on with her, it seems like every month there is a new development. Metastatic breast cancer is a bitch. Truly.
Seems like everyone is jumping on the sewing machine bandwagon this last week. The object of my desire, a vintage Singer 185J or 185K (same machine, only one made in Canada and one in England) was going for pretty cheap prices…not so much anymore. Here is a pretty picture of one:
I like it because it is a 3/4 size machine, all metal, and is basic. And it is green, how cool is that? I only need straight stitch, maybe a zig zag stitch.
I like Meari’s Happy Lite, and I keep searching for one on ebay to no avail. Ho hum. An interesting tidbit I learned from Meari’s post is that it was sold by a company from the area where we are from. Small world.
I am starting to read reviews of other basic vintage Singers, so the horizons are broadening. BTW, if you enjoy sewing, have you ever checked out this site, Pattern Review? Wow. I am loving the reviews of sewing machines so far.
Okay, my sewing peeps, please give me your opinion on vintage sewing machines. Remember, I need basic functions and easy maintenance. I am getting Mom’s old ginormous machine when we move home next year. My old machine is a Kenmore and I am not feeling the love for Kenmore right now.
I anxiously await your responses.
Click here to read a good post from Cinta and to see a cute family shot at the end. We plan on doing more volunteering with this group in the near future.
The good thing about insomnia is that it gives me lots of time to think. The bad thing about insomnia is that I end up thinking too much and it takes longer to get to sleep. Last night was one of those nights.
Last night’s main stream of thoughts revolved around the topic that living here (our house/Saipan) is like being at camp. But then again, I am not 100% sure since I never went to camp except for the one weekend Girl Scout camp event when I was in 5th grade. But it is like what I have heard camp is like.
- We spend 80% of our time outside.
- We enjoy cooking outside on the grill or in the outdoor kitchen.
- We take cold showers (too lazy to plug in the water heater).
- I try to have arts & crafts time every day.
- Every morning we wander around the property looking at the new growth of the plants & trees.
- We have a hammock.
- We call home once a week.
- I can hear the Ocean at night.
- We watch a movie every night.
- We don’t have any f-ing cable.
- We don’t have a dryer, so we hang everything to dry.
- We can walk to the beach.
- We have a little fire pit and had our first bonfire 2 weeks ago.
- We sing and dance a lot.
- We eat dinner outside every night.
- When DH brings home the mail, it is hands down, one of the highlights of my day.
Now, granted, we live in a very nice house so we really aren’t roughing it like at camp…but the similarities are striking.