The sun is shining out there this morning ----but it was one of “THOSE” nights….around 4am I groggily found myself being pulled out of a deep peaceful slumber by the sound of some guy’s car alarm going off – and going off – and going off – and going off –
It was the kind that changes the sound it is shrieking every 5 seconds from wailing to whooping to honking to screeching…AACKKK!
And of course, the alarm never woke the guy who’s car it was – it went on and on and on, and no amount of pillow piling on top off my head would drown it out. I think those things eventually time out and just stop, don’t they? After a while it did, but by then I was so awake there was no point in going back to sleep.
The silly thing is ---who knows what sets those things off? Could have been a squirrel for all it’s worth ---and in the mean time a whole side of a hotel was probably grumbling in the wee hours because of that stupid car alarm.
I’m gathering up my stuff for a crumbs workshop today with the Quilters Unlimited of Tallahassee, Florida!
I love this workshop! I get a big kick out of seeing people who “thought” they were matchy-matchy just let go and let their inner child come out to play with the pieces. I fuflly intend to help everyone make a big huge scrappy mess and have a blast doing it ;c)
I mentioned that there really wasn’t anything that wanted to come home with me in my jaunts around Tallahassee yesterday ---but I do have some photos I snapped on my stops in Georgia on my way down, and I thought I’d share those with you this morning.
Beautiful decals on a White rotary treadle!
I really think I must live in one of the best areas --North Carolina--for machine and quilt finding ----this one was at a mall in Macon, and they wanted a ton of money for it. Worth the picture, but not worth my wallet!
Japanese Singer Clone, 1950s.
Just because a machine is black and has decals does not mean that it is “really really old” and “VALUABLE!”. Someone wanted $150.00 for this ---I wouldn’t pay over $50.00 for this. Yes, it’s pretty, but it’s not that rare or worth that much money.
Beat up and rusty green 1950s singer!
This one was frozen up ---and the machine is in really bad shape. $120.00 Not going there! The color was once wonderful, but this machine just was never going to be clean-up-able to get it to the point where you would be happy with it. Not sure the model on this one ---201? It was direct drive. It’s like the big sister to the 185J of the same era – same green.
Big green Elna Supermatic!
This machine had a busy life --- you can tell by all the green that is chipped up off of the machine bed. Isn’t it such a funky looking machine? This one was going for $100.00 and no – just not that interested, even though the color was cool! The hand wheel moved stiffly, but it is going to take some work for who ever picks this one up.
Funky 30’s to 40's Westinghouse!
This little machine looks like a bomber! I was really interested in the treadle table because it fits a 3/4 size machine ---but they were asking $300 for this beat up table and a very locked up machine.
Close up of the machine head!
Isn’t it just an interesting looking machine? It is a vibrating shuttle machine ---you can see the chrome slide plates and the long bobbin winder. It has a crinkle finish popular during that era. If the table were in better shape, I would have loved to have it just for the size of the cut out in it!
BEAUTIFUL parlor cabinet!!
Lovely decals on the machine labeled “Domestic Vibrator” LOL!
Look at the fancy foot pedal!
But there is a lot of rust, and though the cabinet is in great shape, the machine just is NOT. I think it’s partly to do with the climate down here – intense humidity and heat, and who knows where this was stored. They wanted $695.00 for this machine in the cabinet. Nope!
A little 185J – so locked up it wouldn’t move!
This one was going to take some work and since I already have one, it wasn’t worth the $85.00 they were asking. Hopefully someone will find it and love it and give it a new life. I do love that funky green color!
A “free” treadle ---cabinet not in great shape, but I love the style of it!
It was still a great day out machine hunting! I’ve come to think if it as a kind of “Catch and Release” fishing ----find it, photograph it – and leave it! LOL!
Time to throw myself together and get over to the church where our workshops are today ---
Have a great day, everyone!