Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A ghost story

No, I don't think so. I have seen lights, heard sounds and seen things move, but I have never actually seen a ghost. However, I once interviewed for a job as the youth minister for a church. One of the church staff members asked..."what will you do when you are on a youth trip and a youth member believes the place you are staying is haunted by ghosts?" Now, I am not even going into the assumptions with this statement, but really? I think this was an attempt at a "liberal" question. You know, to get an idea of my theology...and she was "liberal". This is the crap you get in the Bible belt. :)

A New Piece

I have really been enjoying everything Marci has taught me with Watercolors. One of the best afternoons in New Mexico I spent in front of the cabin working on a piece for someone for Christmas. (Don't worry readers....the person it is going to does not read my blog.) Anyway, it was so much fun to set time a side to notice the intricacies of the cracks and shadows. I loved it and I love how it turned out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My New Toy

I was walking the dog a couple of Saturday's ago and noticed a yard sale at a house at the end of my block. I decided I needed to stop in mainly just to see the house up close. I was quickly checking things out as I heard one of the owners say, "I wish we knew a sewing guild to get a hold of." I stopped, dead in my tracks and asked what type of sewing materials they had. FOUR sewing machines and an assortment of notions. All of the machines were in awesome condition....books, presser feet, and everything. I crossed my fingers for a Singer Featherweight, but no such luck. However they did have a Singer 330A (I think) and a 1951 Singer Centennial Model that belonged to the late owners' mother. It was in a beautiful wooden case and appeared to be in working order. Now, I am the proud owner of my first vintage machine. I cleaned it up, but I am having a little trouble getting it to sew. I think it is user error, because everything appears to be in working order. Here are some more pictures of my little beauty!