When I got home from Indiana I had made up my mind that I really wanted to find a home for this machine where it was loved and appreciated.
Craigslist to the rescue!
I placed the ad on Sunday night and waited.
Nothing came through yesterday at ALL – and I was about to think “If it doesn’t sell, I’ll keep it!” and I was really okay with that.
But this morning….my phone jingled with an incoming text saying “Could I see the treadle machine?” with a phone number for me to call or text back, and it was signed, Marsha.
The following conversation ensued:
OH! GOODNESS! She watches Quilt-Cam! Where is my VACUUM!? This is the first time that someone who watches from “Their” side of the monitor got to come see just what it is like on MY side of the monitor ---
Marsha was a doll! I gave her some very basic treadle lessons, showed her what to do – keep the hand wheel going toward you, let it direct your feet to start – and she was SEWING! Boy does that machine have a beautiful stitch --- and now it will be happily stitching away at Marsha’s house!
I feel like I’ve made a new “real life” friend!
So this is what’s been going on today behind the scenes. I had hoped that I’d have a chance to try out a new Quilt Cam host ---but my day has slipped away and I am no where closer to finding someone else –so I think we will stick with Ustream for now until I have more time to try out a different venue.
Some have said I can do Google Hangout – but just hangout with myself and broadcast it so that everyone else can see it, and it would archive everything on youtube. But that won’t embed into the webpage…I would have to post a link for a hang out to get everyone to watch? I’m not sure how all that works yet, so I am looking for more info.
At any rate – I’ll be ready to sew tonight! Back to my Sisters Choice blocks…..back to the treadle machine since I haven’t treadled for 10 days now other than what I showed Marsha this afternoon!
9pm Eastern! Catch me then!