I Just Could not Leave Her Behind!

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A friend of mine is permanently relocating to another state. She had an Estate Sale recently and while I was browsing I spotted a sewing machine case on the driveway. The case was quite dirty and appeared to have been stored, probably in a shed, for quite a while. The price tag was $5.00. I peeked inside the case and the machine looked fairly clean. For five dollars, how could I leave such a pretty, unloved machine behind? After all she’s PINK!

 

Singer-Merrett-2404

I brought her home, cleaned and oiled her, and found out that she runs just like new. Sadly, she has only one cam, but it is for the zigzag stitch, so I am happy about that. I can do all the fancy stitches I need on my Brother machines. My internet search tells me that she came into being around the late 80’s, but I cannot seem to find her serial number anywhere, not even on the Singer site. Oh well, she is pretty, runs well, and did I say it? PINK! (Oh, and I love the little heart drawn on the side of her base!)

If you know anything interesting about the Singer Merritt 2404, leave me a comment. I would love to learn more about her.

Until Next Time,

Toni

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Singapore Airport

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This year we went on a very long trip and it basically started in Singapore’s most interesting airport. Now, I am not going to tell you about our adventure getting there from Florida, so I am just going to pretend that we started at the Singapore Airport.

If you have not ever had the pleasure of visiting the Singapore Airport, you may not believe how wonderful it is! We didn’t have much time there, so we, sadly, missed seeing much of it. But what we did see was truly wonderful! We were greeted by several lovely arrangements of living orchids along the walkway from the arrival gate:

orchids

But that was just the beginning! I had heard that they had a sunflower garden, so of course, I had to find it. It was well worth the hunt:

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Just Passing Through or Staying a While?

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Two-residents

After the hurricane did so much damage to our banana trees, we decided to thin the banana herd and took down quite a few. We have given away some to friends and, finally, transplanted a few to a more protected area of the garden. I went out to see how the transplants are faring. They seem to be doing well and I found these two little guys in the center of one of the trees. Since we are on the edge of a small lake, I don’t know if these two are just visiting or will like our garden enough to take up residence.

Until Next time,

Toni