Well, maybe not hordes. Several people anyway, including the ones I was waiting for.
Checked out the church first thing, and Edna was continuing her teaching.
Some quilty goodness was laid out on the tables.
and I took photos of a couple more of the machines I worked on yesterday.
Another classic Singer turned up in the church hall, a black 301 short bed model. .
then I headed off for more thrift store shopping. 4 stores in 2 days but only one sewing machine, a nice Domestic zz in a cabinet and already marked "sold". However, pretty much the minute I walked into the Salvation Army store in nearby Indian Trail I spied THIS
I didn't even need to turn it upside down to see THIS. I knew just from looking at it. $2.99, btw.
Not a chip nor crack nor scratch nor any crazing. I know it is not a sewing machine but I just had to show it to you. You either get it or not. It's another Ohio-girl passion of mine.
By this time my friend Barbara had arrived. I picked her up and we went back to Indian Trail to a Peruvian restaurant I had spotted on the highway, La Cancha.
One daughter once lived with a chef, so I know that taking pictures of your food is a thing. But not a thing that I normally do. But this food was fantastic. And I am stopping again on Saturday to take some home with me.
Barbara left her Singer 626 with me to check out. Linda and Naomi arrived around 5 and we took a look. All metal gears, which Barbara reports is only true of the early 626s. Part way through the run they began introducing plastic parts. And I am sorry I did not get a photo of the front of it, which has a PINK faceplate. I'll get a pic on Friday.
|another DragonPoodle shadow selfie|
|Two-tone teal Viscount Zigzagger.|
Back at the hotel Linda showed me a gem of a sewing machine from the 1870's restored by her father. From the shape I thought it was a chainstitcher, but no, it is a lock stitch, boat shuttle machine. I don't remember the name and Linda and Naomi have been sound asleep for an hour now. I'm not going to wake her up to ask her, but I will come back tomorrow and edit this post and put the name in.
I have been admiring this adorable car all week in the hotel parking lot. isn't it cute?
and one more non-sewing machine thing. I found this dragon at the thrift store today. Pretty sure the wizard had his other hand when I bought it. Oh well, at least it wasn't the McCoy vase that took a hit.