Item 476: Being a Hard Rubbish-er. If there is stuff left on the side of the road, I am into it. In fact, and embarrassingly, his nickname for me is Binnie. Because he thinks I love rubbish in bins. I don't get embarrassed, I wave to the locals on their street and a friendly nod to the other Binnes cruising in their cars. Anyway...
HARD RUBBISH LOVERS OUT THERE, GET YOURSELF TO NARRE WARREN NOW, IT WAS RIDICULOUS (opposite Fountain Gate, Princes Hwy side). We drove to the JB HiFi there to buy a present for someone and noticed there was hard rubbish and it was INSANE. I might declare Narre Warren as the most wasteful suburb in Victoria, we saw (MULTIPLES OF) great condition lounges, dining room suites -complete dining tables and chairs in perfect condition, outdoor furniture, cots, wardrobes, coffee tables, tv cabinets, everything. I am not kidding, I could furnish a complete house with what we found - and with decent condition stuff too. It was crazy. Oh and every second house had vintage suitcases, if that is your thing.
Not for the first time, I rued our tiny little Mazda 2 and insisted the next car will be a van or station wagon. But we were lucky enough anyway and I was thrilled with our score. I have been looking for a second hand sewing machine on ebay for a while and I found not one, but two sewing machines (Janome and Singer) - both in working condition.
The Janome is the more modern machine, so I think I will get that one serviced (it needs a new globe at the very least) and then find someone to bug for some refresher lessons on how to use it. Although it even has the instruction booklet with it and instructions for an overlocker and I am now kicking myself that there could have been an overlocker there that I didn't find as well.
The singer has all the fancy feet though. Being the sewing novice that I am, I can't even tell you what you use them for, other than FEET! SHINY! But I think they might be able to be used on the other one? Don't laugh at me, I really have no idea.
One question though The Janome is missing the bobbin holder, but the Singer has one - are they essentially the same and can I use the one from the Singer in the Janome, or does it need a Janome specific one?
Our other scores: a few board games with all their pieces intact - hurrah (who wants to come over and play the YTT game??!!!) (side note, see that tiny little shadow box on the bookshelf on the far left, filled with even tinier little ceramic animals????? $5 at an op shop in Mooloolaba! On the right is a piece from Jules Knobock)
and this most beautiful 1966 memory card game, which has the most BEAUTIFUL images, I just picked a few favourites from the box, there are heaps (108 cards). I can see this going home to a crafter. I am in two minds, keep or swap. KEEP OR SWAP?
Other great things, DrMr and I went on a DATE last night, which was awesome (thanks again Bec), and I am about to enroll in an evening ceramics course (which I have always loved, but I am not certain if enthusiasm matches skill), so all that with my twice weekly yoga means my dance card is pretty and happily full.