But let’s look at it this way --- if I start the day with a pair of broken glasses, it can only get BETTER from there, right?! And it did!
I got a phone call from my friends Marti and Deb who were on their way from Western North Carolina back home up to Delaware.
“We are passing through Winston Salem on our way home and wanted to say hello!”
It turned out to be the best thing ever because I use the Optical Department at Sam’s club – was going to need to go there anyway to fix the glasses, and very close by and right off the interstate for lunch is a Chilis I like. We made plans to meet at 11:30 at Chilis for lunch.
And I got to love on their cute 1 year old boxer mix dog, Maggie…what a cutie pie!
It was really good to catch up, enjoy soup and salad for lunch topped off with a big bowl of chips and roasted corn guacamole ---MMmmmMMMMM!
After we said our goodbyes I ran over to get my glasses fixed. These are rimless ---and there is a bracket that connects through two holes in the lens, and that is what had come undone. The tech was able to fix it –I hope it holds until after my next eye exam! I don’t want new frames now when I’m going to have to change my prescription later – gotta be able to thread those needles, you know?
Before leaving for lunch, I packed Shamu up with everything I needed for my visit to Wilkesboro – Where we met for lunch was 1/2 hour drive closer to Wilkesboro than home---and since it made no sense to go back home only to have to double back again a couple hours later ---a plan emerged. OH yes it did!!
I don’t have to tell you where I went, do I? The picture at the top of this post will tell you!
I haven’t done a lot of wandering up in this area, even though it is only about an hour from my home. But I did a quick search on my phone for antique malls in the area and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a great way to take up a couple extra hour’s worth of time!
I didn’t find many quilts --- just this one:
I love the orange and blue and yellow together. It’s been used and loved hard ---parts were shredded along the border. I wonder who slept warm and cozy under this one??
And I had to laugh at a couple items that I would lable “ONLY IN NORTH CAROLINA!!”
Only in North Carolina would you find a framed picture of the Great Andy Griffith in an antique mall. He is quite the hero in this area. But it still brings to mind the question – who had this hanging in their home in the first place and why?! May he rest in peace --
And this one had me rolling in the aisles:
Rev BillyJo Truelove?!
Bring yore own serpent, 6pm Sundy Night!
Prayer Warriors are always on duty and standing by $4.00/hr!
Notice and Caution:
The preacher and congregation are not responsible for anyone that gets bit. If you get bit, the church will stand by you and pray for you.
Also, the same goes for drinking the poison.
ONLY IN NORTH CAROLINA!!!
Sweet chair love!
I would have loved to see what quilt this seat was recovered with ---love the mourning grey prints against that solid red! I didn't take anything home with me from this stop but my giggles and photos.
Next Stop! Elkin Antiques!
I almost drove past this one without seeing it. It’s in a converted old gas station!
This little iron came home with me!!
I’d been looking for a small vintage iron that gets hot-stays hot for a while…and I wanted one with a rubber cord, I don’t quite trust the ones that are thread wrapped – and this one is in great shape and works. It says UNIVERSAL on the side. Price? $11.00
And that was ALL I was going to leave with until I asked the guy about sewing machines. I felt safe about asking because I didn’t see any! And then he dropped the bomb – there are 3 in the garage bay outside.
What could it hurt to take a look??
Guess what else came home?!? :cD
It’s a singer 500A also known as the “Rocketeer”. And it does look like a space ship, doesn’t it? It is in AMAZING condition, as is the table ---Good grief. It’s still in the van ---- I haven’t told anyone yet. How am I going to explain this one?! $60.00 in the cabinet. I may keep the cabinet, I may sell it – it all depends on if I can find a place for it, or swap out another cabinet that I don’t like as well. Machine heads are easy to store…cabinets? NOT SO MUCH! ((Not as easy to hide either!))
I haven’t checked the serial number to date this one yet---I’m thinking early 1960s. I’m a 1962 baby, and I would love a machine that was born the same year I was. Have I found it?!
Look for me on Quilt-Cam tonight at 9pm Eastern. Maybe I’ll have this one in and up and running by then :cD