Greetings from cool but warming up Florida. We should get into the high 60's today and into the lower 70's by tomorrow. Feels good after the very cold weather we just experienced. I didn't see any but there was frost on cars early yesterday morning. We slept in, so we were not up early enough to see it. I suppose the plants will need trimming back after the cold snap got to them.
I don't have a finished quilt or wall hanging to show today. I do want to share two things with you, though. The first is a vintage sewing machine that is a favorite of mine. It is a New Home hand crank machine. I think it is refered to as a New Home Midget because of its size. I can't find the little booklet that came with it but know it is here somewhere. It says something about being convenient for apartment dwellers or young women away from home at school. I don't know if it came in a case when new. Maybe one of you bloggers know more about it. I have had it for quite a while. Found it in an antique shop here in Florida and paid more than I wanted to but I fell in love with it and parted with the money.
The second photo is my new quilt ladder. I know some of you bloggers have ladders to display your quilts on. Just recently, I saw where you could order a quilt ladder from Nancy's Notions. I think it was $79.00 plus shipping. I showed the picture to my husband and asked if he could make one. He isn't the most proficient at carpentry but this looked fairly easy and he said he could do it. He went shopping that evening for the supplies and started on it the next day. I just moved it to the front entry way and pulled out some quilts to display on it. I am going to enjoy changing quilts as the mood hits. There is one more rung on the ladder down lower. I have not put anything on it and am not sure I will. Maybe a shorter quilt.
My latest new is that I am having back surgery on the 28th. For those that follow my blog, you probably remember that I have been having a lot of discomfort. I have tried physical therapy and treatments from pain management doctors. Nothing has helped. I can sit pretty good but standing and walking can be very painful. I am opting for surgery and hope that it helps enough that I can get back to being able to walk around the neighborhood, take nature walks, go shopping, clean the house, etc. I will be in the hospital probably four days and then have a 6 to 8 week recovery time. I will probably post one more time before the surgery.
No other news to report. I am heading to the sewing room in a few minutes to put the binding on a quilt. Thanks for stopping by!