The first machine is a "Franklin" and displayed in one of the front windows. I imagine it is there because the town is named Franklin also.
In the middle of the display is a green machine like the one I purchased at a thrift store recently.
There is a little table top washing machine at the far right of the above photo. You sure couldn't wash much. Maybe it was for ladies undies. Or a child's toy. I have no idea.
The owner did have a Singer Featherweight for sale. He said he was selling it for someone else. It had no case or attachments. The base was pitted so it had some rough handling somewhere along the way. It had been serviced so was bound to sew well. The price was $275. He also told me that he has never found any of the really good buys he hears stories of every now and then. He said that one of the ladies that works in the store, found one at a yard sale on her way home from work for $24. Now wouldn't we all like to find one for that price!This is the cabin we stayed in for the week. I love the front porch. Our "oldest and dearest friends" joined us on this part of the trip. We spent many hours rocking on the porch and talking.
One view inside the cabin. I never did get around to taking more pictures of the inside. It is all very nicely decorated in a mountain cabin style.
Our second part of the trip was to Ohio for a family reunion. We found out the day before it was to be held that it was cancelled. This was due to a big storm that caused power failure in a big section of the state. We stayed with family and had a good time even though we did not get to see all my husband's relatives. Maybe next year.
We made a stop at Fenton Glass, Mosser Glass, and Boyd Glass. We purchased several pretty glass toothpick holders and baskets for my collection. And a few purchased from antique shops. We ventured out into Ohio Amish countryside to go to Der Dutchman for a delicious Amish style dinner. The food was good as always.
I am having trouble getting back into the sewing groove. I have washed and pressed all the fabric purchased on our trip. I even played with a design this afternoon but the parts were not going together well. I have another pattern that I know will work just as well and will move on to piecing that one instead.
Come back and visit me again soon.