Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Chill

...and, we did just that, chill!

We took the two youngest fishing. It was so quiet and peaceful at the lake. Maybe, four other people were around.

And on Labor Day, my sewing friend Peggy blessed me with a treadle machine! She and her husband were at my door this morn with two machines. It was perfect! I am teaching my 6-year old how to sew and the Morse (sewing machine) will be great for her and my 16-year old. I spent most of the day, cleaning, oiling and practicing on the treadle. I had fun playing! I realized that sewing on a treadle is going to be a mini-workout!

It was a great ending to a Labor Day Weekend Chill!

Okay, back to reality! Preparation for school tomorrow.

Hope your Labor Day Weekend was relaxing!


peggychat said...

Oh, did you clean it up? It looks great! I found a link for you to use that shows the threading for it.
If you can't get on using that link, just go to and look under either Domestic or New Domestic for manuals.
And then feel free to browse the site.
The other one I was telling you about is

Sherry Goodloe said...

That was really sweet of your friend :)

What a nice relaxing day you and the family had fishing. Blue gill and bass in that lake???? Don't be surprised . . . I haven't ALWAYS been a California Girl. LOL!

Nothin' like some fried fish, hush puppies and potato salad on the side. ummmmmmmmmmmm

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Guess what, Sherry? We did indeed eat fried fish that night (catfish)! LOL

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Peggy, thank you so much! I cannot say it enough! I checked out both sites AND have them bookmarked. I'm still working on the cabinet piece and am using rope (LOL)!

I think I have that 'foot rhythm' going! I can tell this type of sewing will be a great workout!

Heather said...

I think that is the most beautiful sewing desk that I have ever seen!

Nadders23 said...

I love the sewing machine! It is absolutely gorgeous. I cannot wait to see what your 6-year old makes with it! :-)

Karen said...

That is one beautiful sewing machine!