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Monday, July 16, 2012

Still In Flight ----


I’m still flying home as this posts --

My red eye flight left San Francisco last night at 11:15pm West Coast time, and lands in Washington/Dulles at 7:39am. One more flight after that…Dulles to Greensboro gets me into my home airport at 9:15am. I’m going to be one tired puppy!

I occupied my time in San Francisco by wandering through the vintage sewing machine display on loan from the San Francisco Museum!

This was SO COOL to see…..

But I nearly wept when I saw that they had a featherweight under glass right there in the terminal….*sigh*

There isn’t time to write a description on each one – my flight boards in 30 minutes and I want this to post in the morning. So I’m putting this on slide show

And I promise I WILL get to more pics from the Sisters Show as soon as I am able….

But I know one thing….as soon as I am home --- I am going to BED – my OWN BED! And I’ll catch you later!

24 comments:

  1. That is too cool!!! I have several of those (and some of the notions) and it's always a kick to see something I use everyday under glass in a museum. What a great exhibit for an airport to host!

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  2. Those are so beautiful. The machines were not only useful, but beautiful. And I really appreciate SF's idea of beautiful displays on the concourses. Tulsa International should take a heads-up on that one & put their concourses to better use.

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  3. Totally agree with Sue and Joan! Most air ports, need comfort ideas, would claming factor to a lot of people on edge if they had something to keep there mind open to the world, and not ust Ipod, ipad, and what evers that have head phones in there ears!

    Bonnie safe flight, it's 8:00 you are either boards out of Dulles or in the air to Greensboro! Sfae travels and drive safe on 220!

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  4. Oh! I'm in love with those Willcox and Gibbs machines! What a beautiful design.....so graceful! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Anonymous9:05 AM EDT

    How lucky and good are you when it comes to sharing wonderful machines with us. The day after we had dinner with you in Vermont, Regan, Pat and I went antiquing. We found one of the older machines, very dust covered and not able to turn the wheel in one shop. I took a pass on it. It was similar to the next to last photo in your slide show. I really liked the pink square and other pieces and have sketched them out for future ideas. Suzanne in Maine

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  6. So jealous! What airline did you fly? I go to SF every other month but fly Southwest so have missed this >:-( Next trip is August, hope it's still there!

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  7. Anonymous9:27 AM EDT

    How cool! What a special treat. You should drop a note to the SF Museum to applaud their decision to share this wonderful display. Thanks to you for sharing it with the rest of us. Sleep tight!

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  8. Thanks for getting pictures of them all...now we can look at them even after the exhibit leaves. I never tire of looking at them every time I've flown out of SFO this year. Hope you got some sleep!

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  9. Wow, that is so cool! Thanks for sharing such great photos.
    Sweet dreams!

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  10. What a wonderful display, and a real treat for those of us who appreciate such things. Thanks for sharing it with us Bonnie.

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  11. I love it!! SanFran is trying to keep up with BONNIE is vintage machine holdings ... see what an influence you have become lolol .
    Thanks for hsring these beauties with us.
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    JulieinTN

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  12. Nice display! Too bad they were feeding the wrong edge of the pink fabric under the needle on the beige and tan 301! ;)

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  13. Anonymous10:30 AM EDT

    Swooning over the treadle machine, I would so love to have my grandmother's. Thank you for sharing the exhibit. Lynda from Chicago

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  14. What a show! I've never heard of so many of the brands of those machines. And there are some really funky looking designs and some that are streamlined and gorgeous. What fun!

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  15. A wonderful display of machines. I'll bet you would have enjoyed adding a few of them to your collection at home. Pleasant dreams. Sandi

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  16. Thanks for posting pics Bonnie. I had heard of this display and I am fairly local to SF. Had sent a note to curator@flysfo.com to find out if you had to have a plane ticket to view the display. Never heard back. Phooey.

    This exhibit will be on display through August 2012 - Terminal 3 F2 – North Connect Gallery
    http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/sfo_museum/exhibitions/terminal3_exhibitions/north_connect/sewing/sewing.html

    Carla

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  17. Great exhibit and in a airline terminal! What luck for you. I like the sample strings? seminole? patchwork. Thanks for the closeup.

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  18. Wow, that is quite a collection. A pleasant way to pass some time.

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  19. Fabulous collection. I wish I was flying through SF soon. Thanks for the "show."

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  20. i thoroughly enjoyed the pictures! loved seeing all those old machines. what a cool display.

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. We can't be everywhere but I love that the interwebs let's us share in each others experiences & not feel like we missed out.
    It is nice of the airport to provide a variety of interesting displays.

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  22. the green Elna in front is what I learned to sew on, $353 new in 1953. It was my mom's now I have it. Ramona from Maine

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    1. I also have my mom's green Elna and it's what I learned to sew on! I don't know what mom paid for it but it's a treasure to me! Judy from Canada

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  23. Thank you SEW much for sharing these pictures! Really enjoyed them all.

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