Look at this cute little sewing machine I got at the flea market yesterday. I think the name sewing machine is to be used loosely with this little guy. It's about the size of my hand, and it's a very manual unit. You sure would want to have good strong hands to sew very long with this one! You press the spring loaded parts together to move the needle and you have to move the fabric along with your other hand, and funny-it sews backwards-at least compared to big machines.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
DD and SIL went to what we thought was going to be a big flea market, but turned out to be very small but mighty at Uptown Bill's. Uptown Bill's is a coffee house/meeting place/music venue/cool place that is making a difference in the lives of those with different abilities. Named for Bill Sackter who was mentally challenged but also pretty genius when it came to making thing better. Learn more about Bill here Uptown Bill's Extend the Dream Foundation.
SO anyways, Check out this costume jewelry IN BULK to say the least. This guy had TABLES full of this jewelery!
I spied a box of vintage postcards and greeting cards, I picked it up for $2.
gotta love a good vacation!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Ok I'm ready to finish up with the trelogue of St Louis, so let the random-ness BEGIN!SO, it was rainy and hot when we left Iowa for St louis, but lucky us, it cleared up as we went south...if only the heat would have let up too!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
So the one place on my list of places to eat that I thought we should not miss was called Bailey's Range. It is located in downtown St. Louis, which made my Hubs cranky...Downtown is not his kind of town. Anyways I made him come in.
Range is in a classic old downtown building and has the greatest eclectic/shabby chic/modern/cool decor!
Range serves dozens of kind of Beer, on tap, in bottles all kinds and most of it is of the trendy micro brewery type. But they also have all kinds of favorites in bottles too.
There's also an upper balcony you can sit at too. We didn't go up there though.I had the Range Root Beer, they serve beverages in jars and bottles, the water came to us in a tall clear glass bottle and the drinking glasses are all jars. Some of the jars advertise Range seasonal beers. Pretty clever marketing because I bet folks steal the glasses all the time!
Now the only other restaurant we went to in St Louis was a diner. On Friday we took the time to go to the White Knight Diner.
Monday, August 25, 2014
So as I may have already mentioned, it was about 100 degrees F in St Louis last week when we visited.But I wanted to go to the zoo, so here we go....we waited until Friday afternoon. It was right at 100. Of course. OK so when you enter the parking area...did I mention the admittance to the zoo is FREE? You only have to pay $15 to park if you choose to drive to the zoo. Imagine if you took the bus...you could do the zoo for like under $5. Actually if you had a carload of people, you could really come out pretty economically.