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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Progress and a Cute Little Sewing Machine!

My dad, who is an extraordinarily creative and skillful artist, is making a few of these little sewing machines for an upcoming crafts fair! This is his own design.(He has also made little tractors, cars, etc.) What you can't see from the photo is that if you turn the wheel, the "needle" (also wood and not too sharp) goes up and down. What little girl wouldn't be thrilled with a machine like this! It is about 10" or 11" wide - a perfect size for a wantabe seamstress! I think it would be a cute addition to some of our sewing rooms!
As far as progress after the fire,I am still filling out contents lists for the insurance company. This is probably the most difficult task so far. Could you remember every item in your house, when and where you bought it, and how much you paid for it? 
 I'm still doing fine emotionally and I still feel that everything will be fine in the end. Doug and I are safely tucked away right in the heart of family and the people around us have been amazing! My sincere thanks and appreciation goes out to all of you who have written encouraging emails and cards. Some of you have sent packages and I have had so much fun opening them up and discovering the contents! Early Christmas! I plan on putting all your cards in a scrapbook so that if I find myself bogged down in discouragement, I can pull out the scrapbook and see what an amazing group of people God put in my life! Thank you so much!!
Hopefully, I will have more to show you when all this insurance business gets behind me, but I wanted to give you an update.

 Since I showed my house after the fire, I wanted to show some pictures of it before.
                                                 
                                              

                                                       
  

27 comments:

  1. What an adorable little machine! Your father is very clever! And your house....I hope you will be able to rebuild- it looks wonderful, with the stone front, the shutters and the attic-type windows! Blessings to you all....

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  2. I absolutely love the sewing machine. Please could you tell me how much they cost?

    I am so sorry about the house, but at least it was only the house and no-one was injured. I hope you get the insurance stuff sorted quickly so you can start to rebuild and replace everything.

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  3. Your house was lovely! So heartbreaking but I'm certain you will replace it with something very special. I love your dad's sewing machine. I can see that being a very hot item!

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  4. Sew happy to see you posting. Your dad really is a creative genius with wood. This little sewing machine is precious. I had not seen the after fire photos as the images hadn't shown. Today I see them and it really makes me realize the complete devastation you experienced. Filing all the insurance forms will probably be the worst of your tasks. Your strength and courage is truly inspiring dear. I keep a little basket with cards to review when I need to re-connect so I like your scrapbook idea. Blessings and angels will keep your spirits lifted on their wings.

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  5. what a pretty house, Linda. I'm sure that your next one will be just as lovely! I'll keep praying for you.

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  6. You are amazing. It's obvious that you are surrounded by an incredible amount of love. Your house was beautiful and someday, will be again. Glad you are doing so well. Guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, Linda! You have apparently inherited your dad's creative gene. Love that little sewing machine.

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  7. I admire your courage and your way to tackle the problems. Your house was so beautiful and I hope that you will get a new house that you could enjoy living in as this lovely house . And I am so happy that you are feeling well.
    Your father is a true craftsman, this little sewing machine is adorable.
    Greetings from the south of Sweden were the fall has come and the leaves are falling from the trees, but now snow yet.

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  8. You are such a wonderful example of positivity :) You are so lucky to be surrounded by family. Hugs. xx

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  9. What 'big' girl wouldn't want one of those lovely wooden machines, too! I've been praying for you. I understand it is a long struggle, but, you will get thru this. Lot of people are pulling for you. Your home was lovely, and it still lives in your heart. I'm so glad you got out safely.

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  10. Darling sewing machine! Anyone....any age would love this! So good to see a post today. I can't imagine all of the logistics of the aftermath of a fire.....so many details. I guess you just take them one day at a time, one chore at a time. Prayers will continue....take care.

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  11. Linda.. You will be even stronger on the other side of this. When you are down just remember how many arms are wrapped around you and your hubby at this time. Your home was beautiful and I am sure your new home will be as beautiful if not more so.

    Your dad is very talented. Love the sewing machine!

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  12. Linda that sewing machine out of the wood is precious. Your dad is a talented man. Glad you have photos of your home so you can remember it. Good luck with the insurance and rebuilding, etc.

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  13. Hi Linda....I was so sad when I read your post about your home. All those memories that happened there, but one thing about that, you still have the memories with you and you will now begin new ones when you get settled in your new homw. As others have said, at least no one was hurt. I send Blessings to you and your family.
    Oh, I love the wooden sewing machine your father made. As I don't live in the San Antonio area to attend the craft fair, would it be possible to email you to see abou ordering one? I would love to get one to give my mother for her sewing room.

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  14. Linda, I just found out about your house. Oh dear, you poor thing! So glad you're safe!

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  15. Linda, you are right, the sewing machines are adorable and will be a huge hit! Maybe you need to let us know the price for them and perhaps some of us can order some from your dad!! Looks like there is interest...maybe an esty shop for dad :) Your home was lovely and will be again! I guess the moral of your story is that we should take pictures of everything, update the pictures yearly and store all the pictures in the cloud or a safe deposit box on a memory stick. Maybe that receipt scanner is a good idea too, that way all that information going forward would be stored in an easily accessed way in the cloud!! Continued prayers for you!!!

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  16. oh Linda! hugs, hugs, hugs! are you a scrapbooker too? if so, I am getting rid of a lot of scrapbook I would love to send you some! just please email me. you had a beautiful home and I know your new one will even be better! change is good! hard, sometimes, but good! I love your fathers wooden sewing machine. please share with us if we can order from him.

    hugs......

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  17. Your father's sewing machine is the cutest. I should have known that creativity ran in the family. I'm so glad that you have family to take you in and comfort you right now and I hope that the best wishes of people that you don't even know and will never meet can add to your feeling of being wrapped in hope for the future - people like me. All the best to you as you get on with it.

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  18. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!

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  19. The sewing machine is so cute, and I can tell it is very well made. Your father is quite an artist. I'm glad to hear you are maintaining a positive attitude about your house. But it is a loss. It's all right to grieve about it. I am glad you have family near and good friends to help you. I will be thinking of you as you make your way through this ordeal. Hopefully, the good memories will provide you and your whole family some peace and happiness.

    Leslie (audsgirl on The Quilting Board)

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  20. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to list everything I owned. Still sending prayers your way that all will fall into place without any extra problems.

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  21. How clever is your father! Glad to hear you and Doug are doing okay. Thinking of you and sending hugs. Christine xx

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  22. What a talented father! I love this little sewing machine - what a cute gift idea.
    Glad to hear you are surrounding by loving family. Thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

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  23. My daughter would just love one of those sewing machines, wish we lived in your neighborhood so we could go to the the craft fair and so I could give you a hug too.

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  24. One of my students wants to make a quilt for her next project so we have been looking at things on pinterest and I took them to your blog to show them your quilts. I was so surprised to see the little sewing machine Daddy made! I can't wait to see them. They are so cute!

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  25. I love the little sewing machine...will he be selling them elsewhere...like can we order one? Also, I know you lost everything in the fire, but I love your little Dia de los Muertos skeleton doll. Did you design that yourself? I don't see the pattern on Craftsy....

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  26. I think of you often and am glad you are doing okay. Keep up the great positive thinking. Your dad is very creative.

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