Did you catch the photo of the hand crank sewing machine in my slide show from the Placer County Historical museum this morning?
It was in the slide show! Wouldn’t I love to take one of these home? From 1870, and it has that wonderful octagonal shape!
Even better though, a sweet Stitcher-Sister Peggie had contacted me ahead of time and has loaned me her Featherweight for my use while here!
you can imagine my excitement when I checked into the hotel and was presented with that familiar GREEN box!
So this is where you would have found me last night if you happened by my room – stitching away to keep up until at least 9pm so that I would sleep through the night.
These 3 hour time changes are a bear!
Making string blocks!
I traveled with a couple zip lock bags full of strings and little pieces, and some pre-cut foundation squares from old phone book paper.
I quickly emptied the notions bin that Peggie sent and dumped my bag of strings into it -- better to choose the right strip by!
Throw in a mix of NCIS and I was good to go for quite a while…but those last blocks were sewn with bleary eyes as I prayed it would get dark outside FASTER!
Not sure what is in store for tonight, but at some point this evening, this is where you will find me ---
Making the most of the minutes given!
Tomorrow I am being picked up and shuttled to Sacramento for my days there, and there will be some fun sight seeing and discoveries to be made along the way.
Much love from the Golden State ---