I was up early this morning and off to the Farmers Market to purchase another bushel of apples to dry to make fried pies for next summer's fair.
With my purchase loaded into the van I headed home, but decided to stop at couple of yard sales on the way. I picked up a set of salt and pepper shakers for my daughter and several skeins of yarn to knit a baby blanket. Then I spied a familiar shaped box over on a table piled with computer and electronic stuff.
It's a Universal Sewing Machine! Serial No. S44709. I'll have to search for the website to check the serial number to find out how old it is and where exactly it was made. It is very heavy!....not the feather weight that I really want, but a pretty new addition to my collection. The box it sits in is rotted a bit where the screws are supposed to go. Everything seems to turn and move very nicely. Because the wires were dried and cracked and would have to be replaced, I talked her down to just $30!
I'll have to make a trip up the plateau to Montery and see my favorite Singer repairman to replace the wire. I might be able to take the box apart and replace the one rotted board (or I'll have my woodworking brother do it for me when I see him at Christmas... wink wink)
I've got the apples (some of them) sliced and in the dehydrator and now I'm off to dinner.