Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Look what showed up in my driveway and Tammy Bag Blog Hop...Day 1

The strangest things are showing up on my driveway...
2 weeks ago it was a raccoon... at 2:30 in the afternoon...
I thought they slept during the day.
DH and I were working in the front flower beds.
I went into the garage to get the watering can...
I was heading back to the front of the house when this raccoon
not more than 2 feet from me...headed up our crab apple tree...scared me half to death!!!
I ran screaming...there is a frigging raccoon up the tree...DH came running.
DH turned the hose on him...he didn't like didn't take him long before he came down
and took off across the street.

It was back again on Wednesday eating the garbage from the trash can across the street.
They are a nuisance!!
This past weekend there was a subdivision garage sale...
this is what I found on my driveway!!
DH was working outside ... I was in the house
and this man in a truck stopped in our driveway.
He said "do you refurbish old sewing machines".   My neighbor sold a treadle machine
to someone in this area.  DH said we did buy a treadle machine at a
garage sale last year.  
The guy said he had a old machine
he didn't want it anymore  and we could have it.
I was stitching in my sewing room, DH called into the house 
and said "I'm going to help load a sewing machine on a truck".
By the time I got upstairs a black truck was heading out of the subdivision.
I thought to myself...he has just gone off with some stranger.
...a few minutes later he returned.
with this....oh lucky me

It is in pretty rough shape and needs some TLC.
It is a project DH can work on in his retirement.
He retired March 31...we are now into month #3 of retirement.
It sure is different having him home 24/7...
he is loving it and I am too,
We are starting to think about moving back to Canada...
the day is coming....sometime before October 2014 but probably sooner.
Today is day 1 of the Tammy Bag Blog Hop

Be sure to stop by and see what these talented ladies have created

Be sure to leave them some comment love!
I'll be posting my Tammy Bags on Monday June 17th

hugs and happy stitching


Christine M said...

I'm sure you got such a surprise to find that raccoon. We don't have them here in Australia. How lucky were you to be given the sewing machine.

Lesley said...

I think I'd rather find a treadle machine in my driveway than a raccoon! Looks like a perfect retirement project!

krislovesfabric said...

Oh, fun :)

Lou said...

Lucky you!
I found one on Free Cyle and the cabinet was in pretty good shape but the machine is not:( But for free I had to have it:)

Rhonda D. said...

Lucky You!! I use a treadle for my piecing. It is a lot of fun. I am now on the lookout for a
hand crank machine to take on camping trips. My
husband & I are also newly retired. Happy Stitching to you!

Mina said...

Wow, a raccoon up close! Your neighbors must have some tasty garbage.

Karen said...

First a raccoon and then a sewing machine. How do you do it and what comes next?? I think I know which one of the two you are happiest with.
That machine will look great with a little bit of work. What a bonus!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh boy, you have a vibrating shuttle treadle. I can't read the name on the arm of the machine. What brand is it? You can clean it up with sewing machine oil and cotton balls. They won't hurt the decals any more. What fun! Racoons are cute, but, cause trouble, where treadles are wonderful things to have and use. I have a great parts supplier if you need anything.

Mama Spark said...

Raccoons must bring you luck! How fortunate for you. Glad Bruce returned too = )

driveways essex said...

hey that racoon looks like a cheeky little fella...

BonnieGay said...

The border guards are going to wonder what is going on with all the sewing machines you'll be bringing back to Canada.Make sure the raccoon stays behind we have enough here already.

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