Friday, November 24, 2017

Interesting Thanksgiving

We all ( Bob and I, children, spouses and grandchildren) managed a great Thanksgiving dinner at Robb's!! Lots and lots of food which meant lots and lots of leftovers for people to take home.

One interesting part had nothing to do with Thanksgiving dinner....
as I was getting things from Robb's cupboard one of the shelf supports let go!! Managed to get things down and try to find SOMEWHERE to put them in a kitchen already full of stuff for the holiday dinner. Added good thing ... nothing was broken. Bob and Robb removed the broken part and replaced all 4 supports today.
Thing #2 ... when I got the thawed turkey out of the cooler to get it ready to roast, I found Robb and I had read the label wrong. It wasn't a 16 - 18 pound tom turkey BUT a 26 pound behemoth turkey. Luckily we had enough time to roast it . It fit in both the roasting pan and the oven and TASTED great.
Thing#3 ... the ham was too tall for Robb's smaller oven ( the turkey was in the bigger one). So Robb had to cut some of it off!!

So Thanksgiving was not without hiccups!!

Trying out the tree ( Tigger - orange - and Jack -Tiger striped) ... here's hoping they will have tired with it by the time we add the ornaments !

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


I keep track of all the bears I make... logged into a book. Well, many books.  This one is number 6700 !  If I was making as many bears yearly as I used to ( the years when bear sales paid for extras like flute lessons, weddings and so on) I would be up to 7,000 by this time next year. I never thought I would make this many!  But even at my current rate, 7,000 is in the near future!!

My youngest still has number 1!!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Singer Featherweight

Bob fiddled with my Featherweight yesterday.... and didn't put things back together quite right!! I tried sewing... no go. Loops on the bottom, snapped threads etc. I tried adjusting the tension. Tried re-threading and on and on. Bob and I finally discovered that when he has taken out the ring holding the bobbin in place to clean and oil the area but he hadn't put it back in quite right.  The ring wouldn't hold the bobbin firmly ... When he fixed that.. it started sewing like a dream. This little machine was made in the mid 1930's... that means it is over 75 years old!  The gold decals show the machine was well used. I have the case and all the accessories too!
And I now have another bear ready for stuffing and accessorizing for the Bright Star show in December!!