I woke to the sound of pounding rain this morning, and gave thanks that we planted our tomatoes and peppers on Friday! As I ran out for the paper, after hustling the remaining seedlings out of the downpour, I realized it was a warm rain – soaking Spring into the ground.
Yesterday was lovely – dogwoods in full bloom and azaelas out everywhere. Westover Hills, an old established neighborhood, had their annual community-wide yard sales. It was very pleasant wandering thru the nicely landscaped blocks of unique brick and stone homes. Highlight of the morning was a 1950’s black Singer 301 longbed sewing machine in a tweed suitcase with all attachments for $100. In researching this morning, I now know that’s a very good deal, as it’s a lightweight gear-driven machine, like the older featherweights.
Let that one go, but found a 1897 copy of the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in my price range – $.50, same price as it originally sold for! Poor condition, but excellent candidate for altering/journal projects.
Back to machine quilting the blocks I won at VCQ’s Celebration retreat two years ago. We’re off to Smith Mountain Lake again this weekend, and I want to get it finished for Show and Tell. Getting close….