Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thrift Book Finds!

Apparently Goodwill has raised its book prices. Hardback books were $4 each! Today I visited the Miracle Hill Thrift Store and found these goodies for only $.75 each.

Also, I am collecting Better Homes and Gardens hardbacks.

Better Homes and Gardens (1980)

Better Homes and Gardens (1979)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This Summer

Even though I am frustrated and very confounded, I step out on a needle and thread journey. That's right, I am teaching myself how to sew on my hand-me-down Simplicity Sewing Machine.  

DAY 1
Pulled out the machine, cut some fabric, placed fabric on the machine and pressed the pedal. Oh. Stuck thread! Decided to re-thread the upper and lower. Unfortunately that did not work either. An hour reading the manual, trying different settings, seeking troubleshooting advice online and STILL COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT!

I even watched this animated gif in hopes to grasp the concept.

Hopefully day number two will be a day I have patience and understanding for this complicated device. Simply put, I WILL NOT BE STUMPED!