Monday, March 20, 2006

We have a new addition to the family

I bought this baby from my DD's DMIL for $50! It is definitely a steal! Spent hours cleaning her up today. Ordered a new belt for her, and still need to clean a bit with sewing machine oil I also ordered, but really happy with my purchase. She works great. Has lots of feet included, the original book, and a package of about 100 needles (a tiny little box with Singer needles -- so cute!). Officially, it's a Singer 66 and from what I've been reading, I think she's known as a "Red Eye" because of all the red in the decals, although there is also some green among the gold. I checked today and it seems she was born in 1910 in Elizabethport, NJ.

Doesn't seem like a very productive day -- still doing laundry at this late hour and dinner was at least an hour late because I had to go to the doctor to find out that I do, indeed have bronchitis -- so now have an antibiotic and some nasty cough medicine with codeine. My darling grandson also has a bacterial infection, so he's on an antibiotic and steroids -- but his cough isn't quite as bad as it was last time. Darling granddaughter has a cough, so we're hoping she doesn't come down with the crud. Rest of family is healthy!


1. I'm grateful my doctor has a sense of humor -- he's never too busy to spend the time with questions and small talk and we get along well because he does have a good sense of humor.
2. Computers in the examining rooms that fax prescriptions immediately to the pharmacy -- by the time I got to the pharmacy 1/2 hour later, it was packaged and ready to go.
3. I'm grateful DD took AJ to the doctor today, too. It is harder to see your children or grandchildren suffer than it is yourself.
4. Treadle sewing machines.
5. The first day of spring.


Laurie said...

You've been a busy person!!! Love your new family member too! And the friendship star quilt is too cute!

Jeanne said...

That machine is a beauty -- and what a deal!
Take care of that cough!

Melzie said...

Absolutely gorgeous gal you got :) My dh and middle son had that coughing crud and my youngest had a bad virus also, hubby is almost 2 wks later still very run down. Take care :) xoxo melzie

Sarah said...

Joanne -

Beautiful new addition! THe sewing cabinet is gorgeous. Looks like this machine has been lovingly cared for over the years. Was it handed down in your DIL's family? Maybe you can pass it on to one of their kids someday.


Lucy said...

It is LOVELY Joanne,
I have had just the same. But because of the space I need to give it back to from who it was ..(we live small here ) . You did a great buy

quiltpixie said...

May she sew all your seams straight

Bonnie said...

What a beauty! The decal work on that machine is wonderful!


The Calico Cat said...

How lucky you are! That is a lovely machine & to have all of her doo dads is priceless!

cher said...

oh what a gorgeous much prettier than mine..what an incredible deal too...I wish you many, many happy hours using her!
take care of yourself...

JudyL said...

What a pretty machine!

Patti said...

Congratulations Joanne - she is a real beauty! How lucky you are go have gotten this, and how much fun you are going to have using it!

I sure hope you are feeling better soon!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lovely addition to the family - and so useful in case you are ever without power! I hope everyone in the family is better again soon.



Finn said...

Congratulations on the new lady love at your house!! She is beautiful..*VBS* I can see you getting a lot of enjoyment from her company..*VBS*

Hope you feel better soon..Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Joanne - it is BEAUTIFUL! I can't believe you got it for $50! It is gorgeous! Lucky you!

Holly said...

Great addition to the family! Get some rest for that cough.