This is the Carrollton, Kentucky Post Office!
I do have a thing for old historic post offices as much as I do for old barns and courthouse squares ---
I was talking to the gal at the front desk at General Butler State Resort Park where we are staying, and she told me that the square around the courthouse was a nice one and that I should go down there and check it out.
With nothing else marked as “need to do” on my plate, I got in the car and started to drive in the gently falling rain.
By the time I reached the courthouse, the rain had stopped, and the sun was TRYING to peek through the clouds. Better get some steps in before it starts raining again!
The Carroll County Courthouse, Carrollton, KY
You can tell it has been raining…streets are shiny wet!
Aren’t the colors of the buildings fun? The sad thing is, most of them are empty, and the shops I would have liked to have visited are all closed on Mondays – that is a double bummer!
I really wanted to go in here!
She has all the turquoise items displayed in the window….so inviting!
Sweet! I love the graniteware!
Because the rain was NOT falling – I kept walking.
The side walk took me right down to the river’s edge:
Instantly the words to the famous song came to mind:
The river is wide, I cannot cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I…..
The other direction!
Someone mentioned that I am “not that far” from Indiana. Which means I am a long long way from home!
But the quilt barn block makes me feel like I belong here, for just a little while!
Walking downtown was still good for a leg stretch!
I stopped at a little flea market thing ---since no antique stores were open downtown and the rain started to fall again. I could spend some time here.
Flea markets are one of those things where you might find something, then again you might not – it takes a long time to browse, but you have to be thorough and patient because you might miss something. I happened to cross paths with one of my students for this weekend who recognized me right off and she pointed me in the direction of this little charmer:
SewMor 3/4 size!
The badge plainly says made in Japan.
It’s a 1950s Singer-look-alike Clone!
This is definitely NOT a Featherweight in the Singer sense of the word, but I was interested enough to find a plug in the wall and plugged it in to see if it ran. It does! Needs a new belt and bobbin winder but the motor runs strong…needs some cleaning and oiling, but she is a cutie.
This note that came with her cracked me up:
To thread sewing machine: From spool to little hook on top around the round knob & through the hook with the hole in it back through the wire on the round thing and up to the lever until the hole on it (threaded from the inside to the outside) down to the triangle hook on the side straight down through next hook directly below and next through the needle (outside to inside)
GOT THAT?! I think all of us understand EXACTLY what “ROUND THING” is! LOL!
The best part? For $25.00 she is coming home with me.
Ladies are arriving --- you can tell they are quilters because the luggage for their sewing machines is much more expensive than the luggage for their clothes. I’m excited!
I’m heading over to the conference center to set up my class room ---let the Sew Expo begin!