- - Breakfast in bed sounds like a great idea but I would probably knock the tray over.
- - Afternoon tea at a little table in my room is another story.
- - They don't make kitchen floors like they used to.
- - Or drain pipes.
- -or showers (fortunately).
- - or bathing costumes (unfortunately).
- - And they certainly don't make sewing machine like they used to either.
Which brings me to this: I l-o-v-e my Janome New Home. At 21 years old, it is not be as old as the one pictured above, but it has never given me a bit of trouble. It can quilt but it's not the greatest and since I love hand quilting it's not such a big deal. But I had the opportunity to try machine quilting on a friend's Janome Memory Craft 6600 the other day. Uh oh.
I took all of these pictures at the Lucknow Estate, Castle in the Clouds, in New Hampshire. It was built by Thomas Gustave Plant who made a fortune in the shoe business at the turn of the century. Mr. Plant was a forward-thinking man and the house includes many revolutionary inventions, not the least of which is that circular shower, a built-in vacuum system and an interior sprinkler system in case of fire. Unfortunately, Mr. Plant was little too risky with his investments: he died penniless in 1941. Through the generosity of a friend, his wife Olive was permitted to live in the home until her death.
If somebody doesn't make a movie about these people it would be a shame.
If they do, then I'll buy a new machine!