Sunday, June 03, 2012

Summer 2012 at Our House

We're taking in every second of warm weather we can.  This weekend was our 28th Wedding Anniversary.  Last weekend we Went to Chicago for the weekend. Don and I went to see JerseyBoys---

If you get the chance to see this musical-- It's the story of Frankie Valli-- I promise you'll love it.
We shopped, ate some great food, walked through Millienium Park.  I suddenly realized we had taken very few pictures.  At that exact moment... I walked upon this...


I considered it a sign....It's the first time I had ever seen a handcrank sewing machine.  I kind of lusted after them.  Don pointed out,"Why do I want something to just sit on a shelf...?"  He's completely right, but..... There's something about them that make my heart beat a little faster...

My favorite part of the weekend...Sleeping late-- (our pups seldom allow that) and having Don bringing me coffee in bed... He told me he could have save a ton of money if that's all I wanted...(with a wink...)

Sewing time is scarce, I finally got my flowers planted and my garden is planted now.There's a ton of graduation parties to attend. I did stitch all the way down and back on our trip.

The sprinklers need to be turned off...I'll close for now....

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Don. Wishing you lots and lots more years of wedded bliss.

Muddling Through said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration! My little 3/4 size Singer can be run with a hand crank, but I would have to buy a kit for that. Maybe one day. But I know what you mean. There is just something so attractive about the thought of it. And I guess we could justify it that we could still sew if the electricity went out. :)

Karen said...

I know the feeling about those hand crank sewing machines. I used to have several. Now just one small one. I just did not have room when we down-sized for all the treadle and hand crank machines I had. Recently, on one of the blogs, a hand crank machine was being used to create a quilt.

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary to you all...what a great trip. Chicago is such a great place. Oh I loved the Jersey Boys...sang through the entire thing and thought maybe if I just stayed in my seat at the end of the show they'd come out and sing some more...it was wonderful!

Sherrill said...

They have one of those shops in LA just down from Cedars Sinai where my DH was in hospital. My pix didn't turn out but they had some neat machines.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary to you guys! What a great weekend you had.

Love hand cranks. I have one myself and it just sits on a shelf ;) Nancy Conn of The Hen House in Charlotte sells them and has a bunch of hand crankers meet up at her shop frequently. She's feature in the May Quilt Sampler. Check out her new website.

Summer days are here and we must make the most of them.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many more anniversaries! Glad you had a great time and were able to get away.

Audrey said...

What a nice weekend. Congratulations on your anniversary. Summer does go so fast - I think we try to cram too much into each day!!

Carrie P. said...

sounds like you had a very nice anniversary celebration.

Margaret said...

Enjoy your summer days , as you know seasons come and go and tomorrow is Winter Solstice here in the southern Hemisphere and I am counting the days until Summer beautiful hot hot Summer.I still have a treadle machine that my gran used many many moons ago.

deb said...

I LOVED Jersey Boys!!!!!
I also love that display!!! coffee in bed, the best! Happy Anniversery!!!