Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Going... going... SOLD and SELLING!

After a couple weeks on Ebay my Janome sewing machine sold last night!

Yippee !!!  I reduced the price about a week ago to $240.00 from $250.  And I offered FREE shipping and put shipping costs into the price of the machine itself to make it an easier transaction :)

Yesterday we also got a bid on this beautiful Singer sewing machine with bentwood case...
If you are interested it is an auction that has a few days left with current bid of only $90.00... that is a STEAL for this special machine... see the Ebay listing here for that beauty :)  She is a collectors dream because she is very rare, vintage, and she sews great!

Notice I used my fave quilt BACK as a drape under the machine to instill the unique beauty of the cabinet and machine.  lol :)

Now here is some back yard loveliness... our weather on Florida's east coast has been rainy lately but the sun is shining today and even though it is only supposed to get to 73 degrees today I will be happy to have the sunshine to sew by :)
Just off the back porch :)
Bird Oasis :)
The "bird oasis" started with 2 small elephant ear plants... over time we have added some purple queen (in front).. re-homed a concrete HEAVY birdbath to this area ... where birds LOVE to groom themselves during the day and I get to watch... this bird oasis is just outside my sitting area in the Florida room :)

Behind those big elephant ears is a "bubbler" or water fountain... I have a smaller one inside the Florida room too!  Makes a nice tinkling sound that complements the birds and squirrels playing just outside :)

This winter my honey broke that large elephant ear down to babies it had had and posed them throughout the yard...  The pic on the left is the far left of the back yard... and the pic on the right is the far upper right corner of the backyard (I see this area mainly when making coffee in the mornings through the kitchen window :)










Then there is that crazy blooming aloe vera... she is at it again... blooms will bust open any day now!
Will we get hummingbirds this time or is it still too cool for them I wonder????

In another little corner of the backyard are these beautiful plants...
They were getting full sun and hating it.. so once rehomed, fertilized and watered they are now THRIVING and beautiful I think!  And they cover my son's room window where he keeps a window fan in most of the time... win/win!

Here is a close up of the repurposed trellis...
















the wandering jew are looking lovely in their pots and the jasmine is a North Carolina variety I think... it is VERY happy now that we planted it and gave it a place to spread out.. :)

On the front of our storage building you can see more established wandering jew... it started out as clippings... we only bought one of these plants and now our back yard is filled with them from cuttings!  My honey has such a green thumb!

And if you made it this far in my post... please leave a comment and tell me your fave part of this photo....
It was my fave from this pic taking day last week... ;)

Hope to hear from you and hope these sunny outdoor pics brighten your day wherever you are...

Thanks for dealing with my selling blog posts.. we fix and rejuvenate vintage machines and cabinets... so occasionally there will be a sales ad about that machine.  We do LOTS of research on each machine we purchase to fix and sell.. so we want the buyer to know what kind of machine they are truly getting.  I can't advertise in a way I can figure out except on this platform... so I appreciate you avoiding the ads if they bother you but assure you my regular posts will still be coming..

As for quilting... well.. I am counting down with 8 1/2 blocks to go and 9 feathers and 3 cornerstones before I get to bind and quilt the cable around the outside border.  Looking forward to finishing this project as several others are starting to call to me :)

My honey is re-newing Nelly's cabinet (my Japanese clone zig zag)  next post should have pics of that process... for now check this out!
my honey working on a cabinet design :)

Cheers to a Wonderful Wednesday!
 

3 comments:

  1. so many pretty plants and the weather looks so warm there - it will be one day here too but the chilly weather persists way past usual here - one day 70 then next day 50 and it goes on and on! congrats on selling the machine

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  2. Love it all but the storage shed looks so cute

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