|To celebrate, I invited Deena and Ronda to my house for a porch supper.|
|Which, in my opinion, GO GREAT WITH EVERYTHING..!!|
|We ALWAYS have a wonderful time when we get together.|
|Ronda, to celebrate this milestone moment, made one of her signature ragged edge flannel blankets for Deena.|
|Here's a better picture. Ronda makes these blankets so often, it's like she lives in a flannel factory...she shops the flannel, then pre-washes it, then cuts it...well, you get my drift.|
|Every block is personal for the PERSON she's making it for. In Deena's case, there were lots of farm prints...many sewing motifs, some baking...|
Then, it dawned on me -- I COULD GIVE DEENA A NEW KENMORE SEWING MACHINE...
See -- After I found the wonderful Kenmore for Carrie (Kenny #1), Ronda wanted one -- which, as you know -- we found the next week (Kenny #2).
Thanks to Facebook, I've realized what fabulous machines these old Kenmores were. ALL three of us sewed on a Kenmore #158....for about 20 years...
I found Kenny #3 -- again, at the Goodwill store -- for only $20.88. AND -- YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE ME -- but it was in pristine condition. My original intention was to keep it for myself.
|This #158 is model #17810.|
|It looks EXACTLY like the one I used to sew on!!|
|It took Deena 20 years to wear out her first Kenmore...|