Monday, December 9, 2013

How to Eat an Apple and Other Rants by the Husband

Please note the teaching session and natural desire for an apple kick in:

Next see what the after math brought about:

Ty got it down to about the size of an apricot...pretty good for a beginner!  :o)
I have been looking around for sewing machines.  Little did I know that it was like a trap for mechanical engineers.  I spent HOURS looking and studying and seeing what the Swiss, Japanese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, and red-blooded Americans hath wrought.  There are some beautiful machines out there!  100% mechanical except for the drive motor.  I was looking for free arm, zig zag with various widths, steel gears (think 50s-70s), cams with decorative stitches a plus, darning capability with DROP DOGS (learned what darning was!), solid reverse mechanism, nice light, and of course looks.  I came up with a list of dream models, so if you see any of these in Goodwill, snatch them up for me and I will pay you back.  
Husqvarna Viking Model 21 with attaching table - She's a beaute!
Bernina Model Record 730 - Masterpiece!
Singer 431G  (Made in Germany for an American Company.  Incidently, Singer stopped making sewing machines during WWII and made bomb parts.  Their factory in Germany did the same.....for the other guys.  At the end of the war, everyone went back to making sewing machines.  That's how I understand it, but it could all be an internet fable.)
Pfaff 139 (I can't even find a good picture), not free arm though.
Janome's comparable version (haven't figured out what that model is)  (New Home 270?)
Here's what darning is:
PRIT-ty handy.
If you have a wood stove that half sticks into your chimney where [little] people can roll random stuff out of eyesight really easily and thus exposing to 400F+, make sure you check that area before lighting up........yeah......for instance....for alkaline batteries.  By the way, we thank the Lord for firewood gifted to us!  Please bless the givers!
Reading Hudson Taylor as a family is good times.
Right now we are at 3:30 to poach an egg on the stove top.  Does all our other poaching friends concur with that time?
If we get more chickens I am probably going to go all out and get RI Reds.  Forget being Mr. Nice Guys...I want production!
"And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head." Zech. 3:5   -Stephen

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