Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vintage Sewing Paraphernalia

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

I love that quote.

On Wednesday, I took my camera with me as I planned to visit a couple of antique shops after the meeting downtown. First stop, Timeline Antiques (a kind of antique mall). Spoke to the owner and asked if I could take pictures, then discovered I had my camera, but not the card!

Had a good time anyway and made a few sewing related purchases (which I had to wait until I got home to photograph):
The latch hook is a Shillcraft Readicut.I like pretty needle papers and advertising thimbles.Forbes Magazine posted this article Eight Reasons Why You Can't Pay Attention (which applies to both children and adults). I found #'s 3, 5, and 9 to be frequent problems.

I never used to watch television very often and would spend my evenings reading. Now, I do enjoy watching television at night while doing handwork of some kind. A few favorite shows and my Netflix movies provide entertainment as I ply needle and thread.

When Fee brought home this spaghetti sauce, I protested.

No! Your sauce is the best! Your sauce is divine! Your sauce is homemade in the skillet not the jar! Your sauce is all fresh vegetables and lovely aroma! Your sauce is visually and tastefully delightful!
But the Tuscan Vodka Sauce was pretty good! I had two helpings. Large helpings.


  1. The Forbes article was interesting - although it was hard to read with way too many distractions on the page. It seems I spend most of my time trying to get emotional and physical clutter under control.

    ...contributing to your culinary temptations, Giada De Laurentiis' recipe for Penne with Vodka Sauce.

  2. The reason people can't concentrate is that too many people have too many flashy stuff on their website to distract the viewer. The only thing this guy hasn't got is black background with small grey print to make it hard to read!
    As for why I can't concentrate, people keep distracting me with wonderful needle packets they find in antique shops and then take photos of them to put on their blog for me to drool over!
    Thank you.

  3. I really enjoyed the forbes article and esp the slideshow link.

    I hate that I have several t.v. shows that I'm quite enamored with although don't ever schedule my life around them - for that I can be grateful. I have friends who watch no t.v. and some who don't even have t.v.s I find that so admirable...maybe in my next life!

  4. Kim - I feel that way about the distractions and the time involved in having to click to keep reading certain articles. There is certainly some irony about reading an article about concentration with all of the distractions on the page itself.

    Mmmm! Penne with Vodka Sauce! Thanks, Kim.

    virtualquilter - Ooops! Irony upon irony. Heh! Aren't those needle packets neat?

    kimy - I'm more "into" television than I have ever been because it is so enjoyable to indulge in the decadence of television and embroidery or quilting! It is a habit I've slipped into, but I still spend a lot of time reading...


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