Friday, June 21, 2013
At the bottom of the page I did a careful drawing of an antique treadle sewing machine that I saw while browsing at the Tobacco Barn antiques place. I've been thinking about buying my soon-to-be 9- year- old grand daughter her own treadle machine for her July birthday. She can sew a bit on my treadle, and we like to make things together on the machine. So when I found this little early 20th century Davis machine in such fine condition (it has a perfect oak cabinet, six perfectly operational drawers, a bunch of tools and shiny metal extra things AND a complete if slightly moldy manual, and even a good treadle belt, I raced over to the checkout desk and bought it. Then I went back and drew it while admiring its lovely decals and sweet surfaces.
And finally, while waiting for dinner to do whatever it was doing, I sketched a GMO onion that had a Green Giant sticker on it. I have yet to convince P to drive the extra five miles to shop at Whole Foods/Greenlife.