Making Scents at the Arboretum and the Quilt Garden

Wearing perfume is enjoyable for me, but is fraught with problems nowadays because of other people's allergies or lung issues.  I have to be very careful when I decide to wear it out.  I don't put it on in crowded situations like meetings, but I do enjoy wearing a pretty scent out to dinner with …

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History of the Sewing Machine

I first started researching sewing machines a few years ago when I was lucky enough to find a vibrating shuttle machine with the branding of R.H. Macy.  I wondered who made it for them, and began to dig. This portable electrified vibrating shuttle machine was probably made around 1880.  Beginning in the 1800s, several manufacturers …

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