Kevin took the day off today. Our plan... to visit Needle and Thread near Gettysburg and get fabric to border my Easy Street mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter. Kevin found a piece of fabric that he can use to make a vest for his re-enacting.
Then we went to look at antiques. We spent some time in New Oxford at a couple of shops. Lots of pretty quilts and very expensive price tags. One quilt was a pieced Bear Paw and the tag said applique. A couple of older quilts had been machine quilted over the applique... what a shame. But overall they were pretty to look at. I particularly liked the red and white quilt, especially the two 'mistake' blocks in it.
In another shop, there was a 1908 shuttle bobbin Singer Treadle. It was in rough shape, some rust and would need work. The price tag was way too high to bring home. I hope someone adopts it and enjoys it.
Finally on the way home, we went by a yard sale and Kevin said "there is a black machine sitting in the yard." We turned around around there was a 1956 Singer 201. It needs cleaned up, and honestly I'm not sure what to do with it. It still has the cabinet hinges attached to it. I knew that at 3:45 in the afternoon they would most likely be open to an offer.... so $10 later, it came home. I'm thinking of calling him Sputnik.
Erin, Lester, and Eddie will be here for a visit tomorrow. My Nana arms are aching for some baby love.
Hope you had a great day!