Thursday, July 05, 2007

After the storm....


We had quite the storm pass through here on Tuesday night. I'm guessing it was one of the 'Darcie' specials coming form North Dakota. Where ever it came from, it was in a hurry! The rain came in sheets, making the wind actually visible on Doppler Radar! Garage cans rolled up hill on the street past my house, heading east...fast! But it was a short storm, and before long, the rain stopped and the skies began to clear. Luckily for me, by that time, I was back sitting out in my little 'space' on the patio. And I'm showing you what I felt was just spectacular to view. It was already approaching 9 p.m. and the show didn't last long...but how glorious it was
for those few minutes. I suspect that Katie at http://mismatchedquilter.blogspot.com/ got her

yard, in MI, watered also..*VBS*

The air was cooler and the evening felt fresh and clean. Lots of sunshine greeted us on the morning of the 4th...firecrackers going off everywhere, lots of 'pop' and'bang'. Ebby seemed ok with the noise. I had an invitation for supper and firewords in town, and that was lots of fun. Big crowd by 10 p.m. when the fireworks started, and we were not disappointed.

My other 'share' today is a new little treasure that has come to live at my house. Not something
I probably would seek out to buy for myself, but when offered to me, brand new , in it's box, for $10....? I TOOK IT! It's really a tiny little thing. I don't think it weights more than 3 or 4 pounds. And is maybe 10" long. It has a few variations on stitches, will zigzag, and has a reverse button. I propped the tiny foot petal in from so you can see how really small it is. This would fit right into a large purse or small tote bag. I think it would handle a variety of mending(probably not denim) and simple piecing. Would be perfect for a dorm room or small apt. A 4 slice toaster is bigger than this sewing machine.....LOL.
I'm going to try it for some chain piecing, leaders and enders style, and then see what I think. I haven't checked around the web to see if I could find a price, but I'm curious and I think I will do that. And if any of you have one of these and have information or comments or advice, that would be wonderful!!

14 comments:

dot said...

Looks like a fun little machine. Let us know how well it sews. Hope your 4th was good.

Karen said...

Sew Petite? It's so cute! Such a price. Those are wonderful storm-sky photos.

Holly said...

Spectacular storm pictures. My cats didn't mind the fireworks either but one minded that the dog was panting and whining so much that he kept swatting and hissing at the dog trying to get it to shut up. Funneee! I must have laughed for an hour. Such entertainment.

Sweet P said...

Awesome storm photos. I miss those views from growing up in Minnesota. We don't views like that here. Too many hills and mountains in the way.

The new machine is adorable. I'll be watching for a report on how well it works.

Elaine Adair said...

Interesting teensy machine! Let us know how it sews.

Hey, send some of those storms out our way -- make sure they contain rain, though.

Quilting Journey said...

I think little Miss Sew Petite is adorable. I can see her on a little table in front of a whole wall filled with dolly quilts. Now what would be cuter than that? I can see dolly quilts in her future. What does she think? Let us know how she sews! And just how Little Miss Ebby reacts to her when she gets to whirring and buzzing! The machine, that is, not Ebby ;)

Katie said...

Yup, as usual I got your storm today and it was brief here too. Got a new toy, huh? I was sitting outside the other day when a man on a yard mower came down the road. He waved and I sure thought how he was enjoying his "toy". I thought then that my sewing machine is my toy. Your machine's worth? How much fun it gives you! Enjoy.

meggie said...

Great storm photos!
Love the little Janome. Hope it sows well for you. Never seen one that small.

Libby said...

Now that is just one darned cute little machine. Hope you two make beautiful things together *s*

cher said...

should be fun to try out Finn, I have the Gem, which is a bit bigger than that for my class and charity piecing. Do let us know, as maybe I need to go buy one for Miss Alice Wonderful !

Julia said...

What beautiful storm photos. I love to watch those kind of storms. Did you have lightning and thunder with it? What a darling little machine!! And at such a fantastic "little" price.

Darcie said...

Oh! Terrific storm photos, Finn! I'm sorry that I cannot take credit for the storm though...I think it might have been Joyce from Canada. ;-)

I see your new purchase's name is "Sew Petite." That's SEW cute...hope it works well for you!

atet said...

That little machine is adorable. I have the feeling it is a "cousin" of the Hello Kitty machines Janome is producing. What fun!

Chookyblue said...

you just have to take a pic beside you normal machine to comprehend the size..........have you had a go yet?.......cute..