|messy dorm room|
|youngest son in new dorm room|
I got to meet his new roommate and the roomie's parents. All really nice people. Youngest son has already been invited to spend some weekends at their home. They are only 90 minutes away, while we are 735 miles away.
Youngest son took the Kenmore sewing machine with him, and has already been asked by another young man in the dorm to help him mend some items when he has a chance. He is also going to hem some curtains for his dorm window. Over the summer, he worked on making a shirt as a Renaissance Fair costume. He's made this shirt all by hand stitching, and without a pattern. He just used a friends shirt as his 'pattern'.
|almost finished Renaissance Fair shirt|
|hand sewn French seams|
|hand stitched embroidery hem|
I took 2 days to drive back home after I dropped him off. With my feet and legs, I have to stop more often, so, I figured I'd stop at several antique malls that I've been passing for several years. I was a good girl. I didn't spend much on this trip. I found lots of great things, but, I wasn't in a spending mood, thank goodness. I did find several doilies at different locations. I also found a Singer buttonholer in a 'Jetson's' case.
|Singer buttonholer in a 'Jetson' case|
The best thing I found was a box full of doilies and pieces of doilies. There were patterns, cut from the newspaper, for several different doily tablecloths.
|Box of doilies, patterns and extra's|
|patterns and extra yarn and wool|
Oldest son is home this week. He has one week between summer sessions and the fall session. Oldest will be a senior in college this year. He leaves on Friday, then we will be empty nesters officially.
Oldest son and I stopped at a thrift store while out shopping for him, earlier this week. Boy did I score! I got this brand new Pfaff bag to carry my Janome table and my rulers and stuff.
|inside of Pfaff bag, holding my Janome sewing table|
I also found a Greist zig zagger at the thrift store. It even has the instructions with it. Now I have 2 of these.