It was totally a “Catch & Release” day for me, but it was a lot of fun.
I mean, let’s face it – how would I fit a 6 foot tall chicken into my luggage?
I love Texas small towns. Often the entire downtown is centered around the courthouse. In this case….the Walker County Courthouse.
A beautiful more modern structure, it dominates the square.
The Tall Pines Quilt Guild holds an annual “airing of the quilts” where they will hang quilts from the balconies all over the courthouse --- I wish I could be here to see that!
Walker County Courthouse
The other buildings around the square give you an idea of what things may have been like in days gone by:
Arched windows on heavy brick facades.
Love the almost art deco feel of the top of this building!
Small town timelessness!
Interesting lines and balconies The street slants one way, making the balcony look like it is slanting the other!’
Okay, so my camera is not straight either!
Even the movie theater takes you back to an earlier era!
So let’s get on to that Catch & Release, shall we?
Pink 1950s Atlas!
I already have one of these. This one was going to require rewiring, and there was no bobbin case --- and I am not shipping a heavy machine home. I don’t have time to deal with bubble wrap and double boxing on this close time schedule…but someone will find it and love it.
Everything was here for this one, all cords, foot pedal, box of accessories and cams and the manual. It was pretty sticky when I turned the hand wheel but it did turn. I already have one, so not adding a shipping cost to this one either.
DANG!! It’s a LOTUS!
I want one of these ---but this one is not in that great of shape. The decals on the bed are silvered and half gone….it would need a l ot of work to get it up to where I want it to be, and I want it for a treadle head, not electric. I don’t think the bobbin winder is all good on this one….but someone local could pick it up and have a time with it…oh yes, no foot pedal, or plug in, and these wires are brittle. I would have had to sink more money into it. I’ll wait.
But look at the pretty face plate!
Little 1950s Montgomery Ward.
I don’t remember the exact price on this one, but it was higher than all of the others, and it’s a “made in Japan” Singer clone --- just because it has an old style body and is shiny black does not mean it is rare or valuable!
This guy didn’t come home with me either – but he is awful cute:
He’d be great on the deck at the cabin!
But again, too heavy and bulky to pack in my luggage ---((I am bringing home FABRIC, remember?!)) and I’m not dealing with shipping a lot of stuff this trip. There isn’t time!
It’s my busy day today. We have a Roll, Roll Cotton Boll workshop with the Tall Pines Quilters here in Huntsville, and right after class I am off to Bryan, about 50 miles or so away – for their guild meeting and my presentation tonight.
Tomorrow --- Sister’s Choice Day!