The day was pretty much enjoyable and we did not get the rain that was promised. On our way to Sunday brunch we were detoured down a back road (where an estate sale was located it turned that we went to after eating) due to a fatal motor vehicle accident. A motorcycle rider was killed and his bike cut in half by a truck that pulled out in front of him. They had the road closed for hours. Where the accident happened, drivers tend not to look before pulling out into traffic and there have been some really nasty accidents there. This is the first fatality. I feel sorry for the families of both the victim and the driver that caused it. He is going to have nightmares for the rest of his life due to that. I don't know if both people involved were young, old or what. Will have to wait to see what the paper has in the morning.
On the way home from our sunday brunch, we stopped at an estate sale where I picked up a cute handmade basket, a 1940/50's gravy/soup taureen that looks like milkglass but says made in Japan. The made in Japan is actually a part of the bottom of the bowl and not just stamped or inked onto it. Also picked up a sewing cabinet, according to inside bill of sale dates to 1945/50, that was loaded with everything one could imagine. The machine that fit in there was long gone; however, with a few adjustments and creating a shelf for my non-embroidery machine to sit on it will work out great. Has 1 deep draw with a slider, and two smaller drawers, one contains a bobbin/thread holder. The drawers are tongue in grove or dove tail joints. It is real wood and appears to be oak. Needs a good cleaning but will work great. A lot smaller than the desk that the machine is sitting on now and is more the proper height, once I put the proper chair there. Went through all the stuff in the drawers and got rid of a lot of dry rotted thread (some still had price sticker of 10 cents for large spool), polyester thread and dryed out pieces of elastic.
After going through everything, found some lovely old buttons, crochet hooks, hem clips, snaps, needles, lots of old "wooden" sewing thread spool, many with thread still on them and a few that still have the wrappers, laces, an old wooden "darning" bob (looks like a maracca), some patterns for crochet items and some old fashioned blouses, which I like. I paid $30 for the sewing table, but know if I were to get it at the local antique shop I would have had to pay $150 or more and it would not have been in as good a condition.
I also came across the owners manual for National 975 Sewing machine with built in "practical" stitches and stretch stitches. I've never heard of a National so if anyone has or has this gem of a machine and needs a sewing manual, let me know.
Well, need to get some homework done and feed the hubby. Hope all have a wonderful day.