It was fairly rainy, drizzly and cold when I left Columbia, South Carolina for Charlotte, North Carolina this morning.
Jason had to be to work by 10 a.m. So we grabbed a quick breakfast together at his favorite Waffle House. I so love spending time with my grown up children!
By the time I got to Charlotte, the rain had stopped, the clouds had cleared, and the Sun had come out to play in a beautiful Carolina blue sky.
I stopped to get Shamu a much needed car wash!
I wandered an antique mall to take up more time while waiting for Randy and Lori to arrive.
I found my birthday presents! Or should I say more birthday presents!?
How can a vintage machine loving girl walk away from a 1917 singer 66 treadle head? The handwheel moves so freely, and it won't take much at all to remove the added on electric light, and the cabinet hinges left from ripping her out of some other cabinet, and fit her into one of my existing cabinets.
Her decals are in great shape though there is some cracking and crazing of the clear coat.
Her price? $45.
And then I turned the corner to find an antique quilt covered in "H" blocks!
I couldn't leave this behind either, because "H" is not only for Hunter, but for the HAPPINESS I feel every time I head up to that little cabin in the mountains, Quilt Villa!
As soon as this sounds I am leaving the parking lot of the antique mall and heading to the airport to pick up my friends!