Before the show I spent the day checking out garage sales. Thanks to a friend who tipped me off about a fab garage sale not far from here, I scored a 1948 Franklin sewing machine. Franklin's were produced by Kenmore. This gem has the coolest wooden carrying case, and the best thing about this machine? It's perfect! Not a scratch, and not even a shred of "thread fuzz" on it. I honestly don't think this machine was ever used. The case is in perfect tack as well. Did I mention it works, too? A total score for $20. Dennis asked me what my plans are for it. I think I'll just stare at it for a while....
The day after the PBR I volunteered for the Color Vibe run downtown. Some of the proceeds will benefit my office. I thought parking would be a nightmare, so what did I do to avoid it? I ran from my house to downtown, then walked back. Ten plus miles. I think next year I'll drive, as traffic was practically nil. I had fun on my trek, I must say. It's funny the things you notice when you are walking or running.
My latest sewing project is a baby quilt. I've been eyeballing this pattern for a while. It is quite a fiddly pattern, with more itty bitty pieces than I care to discuss, but really, it is so worth the effort. I like it so much I might make another for myself!
Work took me to Hooper, NE on Wednesday. I would love to take over the office for the rural counties. I don't know what it is about those small towns, but I love them. They are fun to explore, and historically they are fascinating. I would have liked to wander around the two blocks of the downtown, but crappy weather was predicted, so I blew outta there when I finished my presentation. I love that job, there are no words to describe it. It's fun, interesting, and different everyday.
Here are some pics to correspond with the past few weeks.