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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Runs for Cookies: Friday Night time Photographs #138


Regardless that I haven’t got a ton of images, I will publish what I’ve (apart from “mission” images, which I do have full intentions of posting individually). I will begin with one mission picture, nevertheless, as a result of I *love* the way it turned out. Keep in mind my corduroy coat, the one I beloved a lot that I wound up with three totally different sizes? After I had gained fairly a little bit of weight, the coat would not match me anymore (it was a medium that match on the small facet). Due to Poshmark, I discovered it in a big and extra-large.

I wore them for a season or two till I misplaced the load they usually’d been in a bag within the storage ever since. I like to make issues out of outdated or unworn clothes, so I made a decision to show the coat right into a bag. I used the fake fur to make cat beds, after which used the corduroy for the bag. I additionally used a males’s costume shirt for the liner (and outer pocket). I had by no means sewn piping earlier than, so I made a decision to provide it a strive as effectively.

That is what the coat seemed like earlier than

And that is the bag I made out of it!

Is not it cute? Jerry completely fell in love with this one and I believe it could possibly be pulled off as a “man bag” to make use of as a carry-on. (Jerry bought the place at work he was actually wanting, and it’ll probably contain worldwide journey).

Talking of stitching, I now have a model new stitching machine! To take full benefit of bank card money again, we put actually *every thing* on a bank card after which I pay it off a few occasions a month. We by no means carry a steadiness, however we get 1.5-5% money again on every thing (together with the payments that I pay with the bank card). I’ve all the time considered this as my “bonus” cash for caring for the funds and paying payments on time, and many others. I let the money again construct up after which “purchase” one thing that I actually need, with out feeling responsible. (I do know I should not really feel responsible for getting myself one thing, however I believe it is ingrained with being a mother.)

Anyway, I had just a little over $1,000 in money again ready, and I made a decision to get a stitching machine. I did so much with my outdated machine and it labored effectively; however as a result of I have been stitching a lot currently, I wished a machine that may make it simpler to undergo a number of layers of denim and interfacing. I used to be torn between two reverse ends of the spectrum regarding the machine I wanted–either an excellent primary “workhorse” straight-stitch machine, or a digital machine with embroidery and all of the bells and whistles.

As , I like simplicity, particularly with electronics. I made a decision to go for the fundamental workhorse machine. One of many issues I *actually* wished was a big area between the needle and the machine; I hated all the time attempting to squeeze tasks in that area whereas stitching. It was actually overwhelming, attempting to decide on a mannequin.

After studying one million critiques, I ended up shopping for a Juki TL-2000qi. (I purchased it from Ken’s Stitching Middle on-line and I might completely purchase from them again–great customer support, some bonus equipment, *and* the bottom value.) The machine was “solely” $700 (I put that in quotes as a result of my finances was $1000, not as a result of $700 is affordable! ha), so I purchased some equipment to go along with it (presser toes, throat plate).

Is not it stunning?! 😉  I nearly cried the primary time I used it as a result of I couldn’t consider the distinction! It is like sharpening your kitchen knives–you understand how you do not understand how uninteresting they’ve gotten till you  sharpen them and also you understand life is simply higher with sharp knives? Yeah, like that. It is just like the distinction between slicing an apple with a butter knife versus a pointy paring knife.

The desk/cart that I’ve it on is nothing fairly, however I put that collectively one morning as a result of I used to be anxious that I used to be going to drop my stitching machine if I saved carrying it round. A number of months in the past, I might purchased a few desk leaves from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; they have been have been strong oak and I bought the 2 of them for $5. So I ran them by the planer and glued them collectively to make the desk high. Then I simply made a body with some 2×4’s and castors for movability. It is not fairly, but it surely’s excellent for my stitching machine!

Anyway, sufficient about that. I have been utilizing it on a regular basis and I adore it. 

The craziest factor occurred a couple of homes down from us, and our neighbors caught it on video. The dike on the road separates the marsh from the street, and it is fairly tall (and really steep, though it does not appear like it in images). Nicely, an intoxicated lady flew down the street in a truck, straight on the dike, and mainly took out half the dike whereas she crashed into the marsh. (Did I point out she had three youngsters within the automotive? They weren’t severely injured, fortunately.)



There are children that play on the road there ALL THE TIME. To not point out folks strolling canines and driving bikes, and many others. This occurred at round 3:00 within the afternoon, so she’s very fortunate that she did not damage anybody else.

Noah and his girlfriend went to IKEA in the future and he or she despatched me this image saying, “They’ve plant-based meatballs at IKEA!” I used to be so excited that they’d really ordered them (Noah and Rose aren’t vegan). They stated they have been “superb”; I all the time really feel completely satisfied when folks take pleasure in vegan meals. And particularly when they’re open sufficient to attempting new issues like that 🙂

Eli gave me essentially the most stunning flowers for Mom’s Day. I’ve all the time stated that I am not a “flowers particular person”–I do not need anybody spending cash on one thing that is not going to last–but the truth that Eli even acknowledged Mom’s Day all on his personal made me really feel good. And the flowers *are* very fairly!

Eli went “city exploring” together with his mates at an deserted manufacturing unit and stated it was actually cool, so he went again with Jerry and Noah. I am an excessive amount of of a “rule follower” and I selected to not go, however their photos have been actually attention-grabbing. There have been tons of private objects that have been simply left there when the place closed.

This can be a tote that Ken’s Stitching Middle despatched me totally free with my machine–I did not even know that they have been sending it! It is a very nice tote on wheels. Chick and Duck prefer to be pushed round in it, hahaha.

Each time I end a bag of some kind, the kittens prefer to get within it. It occurs instantly. (This patchy bag was really a form of observe for the *actual* patchy bag I wished to make.)

These are a few images I took earlier than Eli’s promenade. I really like this one! He and his mates have been standing in between poses when Jerry stated one thing about trying like a proposal was about to occur, and it was like they have been completely on cue–one of his mates pretended to drag out a hoop and suggest to Eli whereas his different pal seemed shocked and excited. They did not even know I used to be taking this image. So humorous!

Youngsters as of late do not know what that is. Jerry and I needed to clarify!

With this one, I assumed it might be enjoyable to go for a Beatles cover-look, however once they stated, “What is the Beatles?” I gave up instantly. HAHAHA

And this was taken by an *precise* photographer for Ava’s promenade 😉 

I’ll finish with this beautiful picture of Phoebe trying like a cat goddess. Noah’s girlfriend despatched this to me to indicate me Phoebe’s new collar. (Phoebe is so quiet that it is easy to journey over her, in order that they bought her a collar with a bell.) She’s nonetheless doing nice and I do know she is completely satisfied there. I went over to chop her nails final week and I really noticed her eat an entire container of moist meals!

And that is all I’ve bought for now. Have a fantastic weekend! xo

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