Friday, April 8, 2016

IMG_3856On our return trip home this time, I’ll be bringing my Kenmore Sewing machine along to deliver it to my niece who doesn’t have a machine. I’ve created a small sewing kit to go with the machine, not knowing what she has in the way of sewing tools, if she has any at all.

The machine hadn’t been serviced for over a year so I put it in the shop for a thorough cleaning and oiling. The owner of the shop kept saying what a good machine it was and that it had a lot of years of sewing left in it. I told him I was giving it to my niece and was thinking of trading in the two other machines I had at home for a newer machine that had embroidery capability. I was torn between the Viking and Bernina, since I have one of each brand of machines. I asked his opinion as to which brand he would recommend and he gave it a moment’s thought and said, “Bernina.” I was kind of hoping that’s what he would say. I love my Bernina–it’s the 1008, and has metal gears and is non-computerized, which for me is a plus as I’ve heard many times that computerized machines break down more frequently and thus have to go into the shop more often. I don’t NEED an embroidery machine, I would just like to have one. I wonder if I can rent one to try it out before buying. We shall see when we get back home to Tehachapi.

Another neighbor pulled out this morning; another is set to leave on Monday, and another one goes on Tuesday. We’ll be leaving next Friday–seven days from today! The time has flown, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay, but it’ll be nice to get back home too. Some friends have posted photos of their Iris bulbs in bloom and I know mine will be blooming too and I want to see them.

Not much else going on — the neighborhood is growing quieter by the day. We had rain last night and the temperature is perfect today — somewhere in the mid-70’s, I’d say. Perfection!

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. The word acceptance comes to mind for some reason, and I imagine that acceptance would be the first part of being happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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