But really one Sunday two machines managed to fail on me and a third decided he didn't want to wind bobbins anymore later in the week. Sigh! My stable of Pfaffs are all vintage 1980's and 1990's, so it really isn't surprising that there will be failures, but Pfaff has sold and they are no longer manufacturing parts for these German made, mostly metal workhorses and it was obvious that I needed to do something. I picked my favorite machine, the oldest too, the electronic 1171(no computer on this one) and called Brubaker's in PA. They are the only sewing center I know of that reconditions these Pfaffs from the bottom up and sell them with a 1 year warranty. They must have stock-piled mother boards and circuit boards.
Anyway, I bought a newly reconditioned 1171, new circuit boards and the warranty.
Sews like a brand new, well engineered, machine.
Didn't get gobs of sewing out of the salon, a simple sleeveless top in cotton lawn,
some cute mushrooms made it to a modified Indigo Junction Urban Tunic
and spring green linen pants which happen to work with a number of things in my wardrobe.
I love this color, it might be my favorite green color and I like a lot of green's. Stella of course, refers to it as "Timmy Green", which I might add is the last of the solid rubber balls we have and can find no more of them.
Spring in general has not been forthcoming here. Most days have looked like this,
but we had one afternoon that it was nice enough to do this.
And nothing gets my attention more than a light green book cover with a dreamy drawing of a horse on it.
"Tony" came home with me. His story is sweet, simple and soothing. The artwork lovely.
A little progress has been made on the pillowcase weaving. I cleared the Cendrel inkle loom of one band and put on another for kitchen towel hanging loops.
I'm on my last towel I think on Nick and already planning the next warp, bright white hemp and spring green linen stripe towels. The linen is on order.
Did That Just Happen?
OMFG! I hate to say it but that is a familiar refrain around here. History buffs can look back on the Cuban Missile crisis and realize that it was diplomacy that saved the day. Allowing Khrushchev to save face and back down and also a second deal negotiated allowed Castro to keep face with his country.
No such diplomacy exists in the current WH and the stakes are as high if not higher. What IS this asshat thinking?
I have no words for this but why with so much outreach available?
Russia, Russia, Russia. Can you imagine the outcry if this was HRC in office? I just can't imagine THAT many people having Russian ties and something not going on. Can you?
Parting shots: I'll clean your ears too!
|And we'll keep each other warm|