April 23 – Shakespeare’s Birthday – Books – Rework

Today has been a busy day. It is William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, what an insane number. I can’t imagine that anything I would write would be famous 450 years from now. What an amazing author. And to celebrate it I passed out my books for World Book Night. It is so much fun giving people the gift of reading. I can only hope that they enjoy my selection as much as I did or at least pass it on to someone who will. Reading is such a wonderful experience.

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I also began the daunting task of converting my vintage sewing machine cabinet to accommodate my  machine. I had to cut the base and attach it to spring mechanism, I also had a piece of wood cut to sit around my machine when it was level and then I had to make sure it would come up to full height so that I could use the embrodiery attachment. I still have a few steps left, I need to sand and stain, but it is coming right along.

Base Board Attached

Base Board Attached

Ready to accommodate the embroidery attachment

Ready to accommodate the embroidery attachment

Level to use as flatbed

Level to use as flatbed

Add on wood for flatbed use

Add on wood for flatbed use

Machine inside cabinet

Machine inside cabinet

Fully enclosed

My new home

My old home

My old home

 

Take care, have a good night, and happy sewing!

I leave this post with a quote from Shakespeare:

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

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3 thoughts on “April 23 – Shakespeare’s Birthday – Books – Rework

  1. Annette says:

    Isn’t it amazing that Shakespeare’s works lasted. Very impressive. I studied him and his works in college and a little more on my own when my oldest two were in high school studying him. Then a little more when my daughter was doing a couple of the plays. Hubby and I went to see Midsummer Night’s Dream in San Fransisco when we’d first started dating. So, of course that is my favorite of his plays!
    I’m impressed with your conversion. I’ve decided to wait for hubby to build me one.

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