May 14, 2012

Of this and that

Wow bet you didn't expect another post so soon did you? The sun is shining here and it doesn't half lift the spirits
Following are some pictures from our recent holiday in Wales, wet but still a lovely few days
This tree was just outside our dining room window.
views from the living room
they changed as you watched

 This was a craft centre near Builth Wells , Erwood
 As you can probably tell, a disused railway

This was the Thomas shop near Llandrindod Wells, a marvellous museum and craft centre with a tea room.

 You could actually get amongst the items and have a closer look.

Whilst there our friend picked up a couple of hand cranked sewing machines and when I got back home I thought that wasn't a bad idea for the days when I can't use my legs or feet to press the foot pedal on my Bernina.I am by no means a proper machinist, I do however like doing freeform ,no straight lines for me as I am challenged when it comes to sewing or cutting straight.
I was getting rid of some surplus furniture on one of our local boards, it isn't freegle, you can actually ask for small amounts of cash or typically chocolate wine etc. I asked for a sewing machine. I thought it was worth an ask. A lady contacted me from a local charity they had been given a machine to sell for funds. This little beauty cost me the sum of £25. No rust, well oiled and not much dirt as you can see.
It stitches beautifully and will be ideal on the days I just want to do a little slow stitching.
Well tomorrow is hospital, first checkup on Mr Mogs drug trial and I think a long appointment. He is doing well up to now with no outward side effects. Maybe a little more hungry from the steroids and a little more tired. But in the scheme of things that isn't much at all.


Freyalyn said...

I have a machine just like that, which my father's mother bought new in 1926! I love it, and it does the most beautiful straight stitching, much nicer and more balanced than the Bernina which is my other workhorse. I've pieced whole quilts on my Singer, and it'll be coming with me to a workshop I'm teaching in Hebden Bridge soon as there's limited electricity. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. And yes, the sun's shining at the moment.

Blue Witch said...

Looks perfect for some R&R.

That place filled with objets is my kind of a place.

Is that a Great Wheel?

Fingers and toes crossed for tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you both.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the craft centre and musueum -- how charming!

Dori said...

I mostly lurk, but I wanted to say how much I loved your photos of Wales. Best of luck with that sewing machine too! The old ones always have personality, but once you get to know them they're amazing to work with.

I also wanted to say that I'm glad the trial for Mr. Mog is going well. I'll keep the continued success for him in my thoughts.

Leanne said...

just sending a hug and hoping all is ok

Leanne x

KatieJane said...

I mostly lurk too, but just wanted to say hope all is ok in your world. I have followed your blog for a while and just wanted to send love, light and rainbows to you and Mr Mog.

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