So, I have a favorite antique shop here in town. I love it. When you come visit we will go, don't worry. It is right across the street from M. Leddy. M. Leddy makes handmade boots. They cost a small fortune, and we don't get paid enough to afford a pair. Actually it is kinda perspective putting to go in and look around. The folks who own the business and work there are the best you will ever meet. They are wonderfully friendly, and love nothing more than to take you on a tour of the work floor. Generations of boot makers have worked at Leddy Boots since 1922. Truly a Texas institution. They can do with a boot what I can do with a quilt. They use theses ancient Singer sewing machines and quilt away on leather...all sorts of leather (everything except anteater). No, really. Their leather room makes my fingers ache to fondle and pet. Which they let me do...no worries. Anyway, after the tour (which is not really a tour ((more of a one on one)), since no one comes to visit San Angelo, TX) you look at the boots with a new appreciation. But be warned...the boots cost a fortune. Like $2,600.00 easy. If I designed my own I am pretty sure they would run well above $5,000. Needless to say I have not commissioned Leddy to make me some boots. BUT I have been on the lookout for a cheap pair! And today I found them! Hot dog. They are a bit long, so I will wear thick socks.
I also decided to take out some of my old quilt blocks. I got these from the same antique shop I bought my boots from. Not the same day....I do pace myself, I do love to rummage through the quilt block basket, and yes I do organize it. Heck they know who I am and call me after a particularly quilty estate sale. Oh hell, I have taken in quilts from these ladies to mend.
Have a great rest of your weekend! I have so many wonderful things to sew on this weekend. I wish you happy crafting, folks.