Wednesday, August 15, 2007
New Sewing Machine
Yesterday at the Thrift Shop I found a partner for my antique toy sewing machine. It was only $4, which was probably about $3 too much but I couldn't resist it just for the contrast. Maybe I will put a shelf up in the sewing room and call them the start of a collection. It runs on batteries and I haven't even tried to see if it works. I think they just look so cute together. Sorry about the messy background, but you get the idea.
Here is a Walking Stick insect that came into the house on some laundry yesterday. Apparently they are very rare in this area. It was a lucky one because I thought it was a twig and picked it up from a towel. I nearly freaked out when it started to move and threw it across the room instinctively. Luckily, we had a friend visiting who knows a lot about insects and he rescued it and brought it outside. I know nothing about their habits but I hope it has a long and happy life in our front yard.