I had planned to put up a post on how to make now-sew and simple sew microwave rice heating bags. You know the ones that you put in the microwave that are filled with rice, special processed corn, or other fillings? Well, this is what happened.
The machine on the far left is the sewing machine that Stan and I purchased not long after we were married. Unfortunately, the bobbin case, which is the only plastic piece in the whole thing I believe, since it’s built like a tank; nothing fancy, but it’s sure sewn a lot over the past 34 years. Anyway, it broke and the repair shop, nor we searching on ebay could find the entire piece, and what we could find was a partial for over $100.
My very generous daughter-in-law Tawni loaned me her machine; which we had actually gotten from my sister Jody who traded for it at a swap so we could give it to Tawni so that she would have a machine.
Meanwhile, my handsome hubby, as always is looking out for me and was on the local classified trying to find a machine that would be reliable but inexpensive. He found one that was about an hour away. The gal didn’t return his call until about 4:30pm and said we needed to be there by 6:30pm. Fine, no problem. Except.…there were several accidents on the way down, including one very bad one, stopping traffic. We arrived at the designated place at 6:27pm. Whew! Except…the gal couldn’t find the power cord with the foot pedal and is going back to France (long story). Stan decided to give a lesser amount and take his chances on ebay for the cord.
When we arrived back home, he did find a cord, which is coming soon. I will finish the rice bags and have the post for you next week; sorry about that folks! By the way, it was not intentional that all three machines were White brand — but so far, so good.
While we where in the town picking up the machine, there was a Norman Rockwell Exhibit, so for our date night that’s where we went! It was really great and we had a fun time doing our best exaggerated Norman Rockwellish faces, lol. Have a great weekend and see you soon WITH rice bags:) Carrie