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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Preventing The Devil's Workshop

You know the saying, "Idle hands are the Devil's workshop".  Well, that Marti of mine can get into all kinds of trouble when she has too much time on her hands.


When we hit the road full time next month, there's going to be all kinds of empty hours that can lead to disaster.  I can see it now, the one phone call, to our daughter:  "Heather, can you post bail for us?"

Actually, I don't think it would go that far, but Marti is a wee bit concerned that she might get a bored.  She loves to keep busy and enjoys making crafts so it was a no-brainer for us to make an important purchase to make her happy.


We bought Marti a small, portable sewing machine.  It was on Amazon for $35.


Marti picked it out because it can do all these types of stitches at the touch of a button.


She's already envisioning all kinds of projects to make, including some special clothes for the grandkids.  I like it because it is small, about the size of a dictionary and lightweight.

Just one more little thing to make our life on the road more fun.  Hopefully, it will be so much fun it'll keep us in "stitches".

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


21 comments:

  1. Marti's gonna love, love, love it! Much of my time is spent sewing and the camper is perfect for it! I store all my sewing under our bed and it makes me happy that I'm still productive without a "full-time" job.
    Hooray for Marti!
    K

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  2. Oh my .. get bored? All my friends couldn't believe I would be happy retired because I worked all the time. Now I can't imagine how I had time to work. We are so busy with planning new trips and going new places. In addition to the quads, we have a bike, a gold finder, 2 computers, a Nook and of course, I have a sewing and embroidery machine. Her energy will just focus on other things.

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  3. Definitely no time to be bored. But sewing is a good outlet. I like to read and just never had enough time when I worked. And if you hang around Jeri long enough, she'll just wear you out.

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  4. Boredom has not been a problem for us. No sewing machine. We did carry an iron for two years and briefly an iron board. The board went quickly. The iron disappeared after 18 months without use:)

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  5. Gin has been reluctant to give her's up but this one is small enough to carry. We'll have to look into it.
    Syl

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  6. I do a lot of quilting, sewing and crafting and love every minute of it! :)

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  7. Great, we'll keep all our mending for when you visit us here and at Dogpound North.

    Took me awhile to get used to being retired too, about and hour or hour and a half.

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  8. All I can say is my mom is more busy since she retired than she was before.

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  9. Everyone should have a sewing machine aboard if there is room. It gives you an excuse to shop at the fabric store.

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  10. maybe you can take up quilting?..or mending?..I am sure you fill the hours with 'lord know's what' and before you know it you will be wondering?..'how did I find time to work?'

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  11. What a terrific idea! I had no idea they came so small and lightweight. Here's to staying in stitches!

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  12. Hmmm. Nice size. I kept mine. Regular size. It fits fine on a shelf in the "dinette" cabinet. It's been there a year now. Haven't used it. Thinking about getting rid of it. Still holding out though...cuz you never know :)

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  13. I also have a portable sewing machine which actually traveled in our 5th Wheel, the first time around. Used it a couple of times and probably will pack it this time.

    I only get bored at work. I was great at retirement. I think everyone should do what they are great at doing ;o)))

    Hugs, Nancy

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  14. I'm afraid I'm going to have the opposite problem ... too many fun things to do, and not enough time to do it :-))) Enjoy the sewing machine, Marti.

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  15. Too many trails to hike, paths to bike, and waters to kayak and that's just the start of the list to do. I'be never been so not bored. But like Nancy says everybody should do what they love.

    That's a darling machine to keep you out of trouble. :-))

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  16. great looking little machine...it will ease the boredom...when we retired in June I was totally befuddled for a while...you can bet your boots that my sewing machine and quilt frames and supplies will be in the rig when we hit the road..'sigh' I can just see me under the awning listening to the waves hit shore while I quilt...:)

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  17. I already have a project for Marti, so now you will have to come. I need a blanket repaired that I bought in Mexico and well, I just don't sew.

    Take Care
    Brenda

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  18. I have hardly found time to read when we are on the road...so much to see and do. Bored??? Never! But the sewing machine is a cutie and the size looks good. Hope Marti has lots of fun with it.

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  19. Marti, just wait. You are going to wonder how you ever had time to work. My days are so full that work would just cramp my style! I do take my sock machine and spinning wheel with me for rainy, or resting days.

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  20. I agree with Nan. We're always wondering how we ever had time to work. However, that little sewing machine looks interesting. I'll be interested to hear Marti's opinion when she gets into sewing on it. BTW, I believe the sewing machine might be the tip of the iceburg when she gets into projects. :-)

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  21. That little machine sure is cute! And as for bored, I have no idea what that word means!


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