The postman just beeped….letting me know he had driven all the way down my driveway to leave me packages on the doorstep!
From Helen –a whole box of vintage orphan blocks!
She said that her friend had given these to her and she didn’t know what to do with them….one of the little string blocks is pieced on a 1943 newspaper and she knew right off that I might like these.
There is no MIGHT about it! Thank you, Helen! It was so fun to see the newspaper on the back. I will have fun with the blocks and figuring out how best to use them!
Feed Sacks from Kay!
Kay’s note said that she had read about my feed sack acquisitions earlier, and she sent me some along…aren’t these fun?! I really love the red basket weave one. The geometrics in the 1930s prints were always my favorite, and I love them combined with the florals.
Thank you, Kay! I will definitely find a good use for these!
Cuties from Janet O.!
This package smelled so yummy when I opened it up…she makes the soaps herself ((talk about indulgent bath time!)) And also included a couple of ornaments ((can also be used as pincushions!)) that she made with the scraps of recycled shirts. I thought “MY” pineapples were small! They are giant compared to these little beauties!
Thank you so much everyone – I’m still having a great birthday week!
My son Jeff’s birthday is tomorrow – so it is tradition that he and I celebrate with lunch out to the Chinese buffet. That happened today. I also dropped off the 127 manual pages to have them laminated and will pick them up later. I can’t think of any better way of preserving them in their crumbling status than to have them laminated so I can handle them and read them and use the instructions without fear of damaging the brittle paper further.
Oh, and this little note from Sandi:
Hi Bonnie as I read this post this morning the phrase ...someone's in the kitchen with Dinah...from I've been working on the railroad sng came to mind. I googled it and it was originally a minstral song and then was adapted into I've been working on the railroad. It was recorded in 1927, about the same time your machine was born.
If you can't find out the name of the original owner I think Dinah might be a good fit. She looks lovely,enjoy her for many years.
“Someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah ----“
I love it!! Especially since I had to scrub all of that dried on kitchen grease residue off of her chrome bits. We will see if Kip calls back with the name of the original owner, but if I don’t hear anything, Dinah she is!