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The Orples Learn To Sew On Their New Brother Sewing Machine

I know—we’re bad, as we’ve not been visiting our neighbors everyday like we used to do. No worries, we still intend to visit our fellow bloggers blog as we’ve done in the past. However, we do tend to get sidetracked.  Today, for example, while we have been setting our our ‘Toy Store and Gift Shop‘, which is slowly, but surely coming along, we ran into a fabulous deal on this sewing machine. Not only do I sew, I own a Brother sewing machine, and I love it.

The Orples are learning to sew on their new Brother Sewing Machine
The Orples are learning to sew on their new Brother Sewing Machine

I bit-mapped the image on the photo I stole from Amazon’s site to set up this post to save time, since I lack it and there is really no point in reinventing the wheel, but if you actually go to Amazon’s site to see their photo, (and their complete video introducing the many features) you will see how intricate the face of this machine is and all that it has to offer.  For starters, the Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing machine offers 60 built in stitches, along with an automatic  buttonhole  feature capable of seven designs within itself. In addition to the built in features, you get your basic accessories and the hard cover carry case. Not to mention, this is a free arm sewing machine, making sewing things like pant cuffs, etc. a breeze.  This machine has a retail list value of over $400.00 but is being sold for under $145.00 including shipping. I might end up being my own best customer with deals like this to be had.  This is an amazing offer, so if you sew or are thinking of learning, you might want to check this superb deal out. Enough said.  Follow the link to Amazon and watch their video if you are interested in learning more and/or seeing why Olivia, Oscar, and I are so excited about this particular deal.

The Orples Play Hopscotch On Their New Rug They Found On Amazon

Okay guys, for those of you who have children, and/or grandchildren, check out these rugs. I get sidetracked so easily, looking for one thing, and finding another. This is a find worthy of a share if you ask me, thus I am sharing.

It doesn't take much to make the orples happy.
It doesn’t take much to make the Orples happy.

In addition to hopscotch, Amazon is promoting rugs with world maps, a map of the United States, a rug with the alphabet on it to teach the little ones the basics, and many other designs. The Orples can’t wait to try some of them out.

Right now (as of this post date) these little rugs are on sale, so now is a good time to nab one if you’re interested. Feel free to click on the green links to take you directly to the rug in question. They are all colorful and fun in their own way. I am sure any of them would be a wonderful addition to a child’s bedroom serving a dual purpose.

The Orples Learn to Knit and Use Yarn

Jackie loves to knit with heart, and believe me, Olivia is eagerly waiting for her to show up to show her how to make things with yarn. Jackie does have a lot of yarn, and knitting needles, and crochet hooks. They will probably be awhile with all of the fun stuff Jackie has to play with in her craft room.

The Orples are learning about yarn, knitting, and crocheting, while they wait for Jackie to show up.
The Orples are learning about yarn, knitting, and crocheting, while they wait for Jackie to show up.

I think I’ll backtrack a bit while they are visiting with Jackie, and see what else the Orples have been doing, visiting the neighbors.

The Orples Take A Milk Bath.

The Orples swimming in the milk for Robin;’s drinks. I hope she doesn’t get mad.

Robin knows how to reflect on her soul and oh what fun she has doing it. The Orples are really having a ball, well a strawberry, actually, over at her place.

The Orples swimming in the milk for Robin;'s drinks. I hope she doesn't get mad.

As for me? I think I’ll hang around the neighborhood and check out our other Orple’s Adventures.

The Orples New Friends Are Real Dolls

Today’s travels take us down to Mexico to visit with Cedric on his blog, Implicado. Cedric has shared some colorful dolls with the Orples, and you, too, if you care to take a look-see on his turf.

Olivia and Oscar have made some new friends in Mexico. They really are dolls.
Olivia and Oscar have made some new friends in Mexico. They really are dolls.

In the meantime, I am heading home to reminisce on some of our past adventures.

The Orples Buy Christmas Stockings for Santa Claus To Fill

Meg’s been out Christmas Shopping it seems.  Meg travels a lot, and the orples tagged along, just now realizing that they don’t have a chimney to hang their stockings on.  Maybe Meg will them use hers —if she has one.

The Orples are buying Christmas Stockings in hopes that Santa Claus will come fill them.
The Orples are buying Christmas Stockings in hopes that Santa Claus will come fill them.

While Olivia and Oscar figure out what to do about their situation, please feel free to hit the orange title key (my homepage key) to see what else the orples have been up to lately.  In them meantime, the Orples and I are wishing you all a very happy Holiday Season, no matter where you live, or how you celebrate the season.

The Orples Get A Horse for Christmas

As I was exploring more possibilities for Christmas gifts,  I saw this Breyers Horse, and bought one as an investment. It is a collectible item, which will no doubt increase in value as time goes on.  In Chinese Astrology 2014  is the ‘Year of the Horse‘ so this piece will probably hold more value than its piers.—- Merry Christmas to the Orples!

Breyers and the Orples celebrates the Year of the Horse, 1914
Breyers and the Orples celebrates the Year of the Horse, 2014

I don’t have to muck stalls, or feed him, so why not?

The Orples have a good eye for value.   It is a good thing I  took them along today.

I like this horse so much, I put a widget in the margin in case you want to check it out for yourself on Amazon or click on the green link in the text above. They have all kinds of zoom tools on their site, so you can really get a good look. I did.  And now we (the Orples and I) are the proud owners of a new horse! :)

The Orples Meet one of ‘THE’ Geese

First of all, I owe Gerry at Restawyle  a great big apology for pushing his post behind the post I posted last night. Olivia and Oscar saw those watches on Amazon and had to have one, so they won out. Tonight we are circling back to visit Gerry.

Leave it to the Orples to see that credit is given where credit is due whenever possible.
Leave it to the Orples to see that credit is given where credit is due whenever possible.

The orples were dying to go back to Gerry’s blog to hear the ladies of Celtic Woman sing O Holly night, among other things, including a second video featuring Jim Malcolm, another talented artist.  If you are unfamiliar with Orples, you can  check out the Rules of the Game’ to find out who our other neighbors’ are, and how we try to work. Please feel free to play along, if you’d like to add your name to our list. You can be a neighbor, too. :)

The Orples Get New V-Tech Smart Watches

The Orples tagged along over to Amazon’s site to try to find some toys for the grand-critters and look at what they found. Who knew these things even existed? There’s a little digital camera hidden in those buttons and everything. The cool thing about their Amazon Listing is that they have zoom features where you can toggle over the image and get a real close look at what this watch can do.

Click Here to go to Amazon's site to check this little puppy out.
Click Here to go to Amazon’s site to check this little puppy out.

It is amazing how different things are now. When I was a kid, having a telephone was a big deal.  Computers were just coming out when my children were children, and now five-year-old kids can be photographers among other things.  And yes, this little watch does tell time.  This thing is amazing and the way Amazon sets their site up, you can watch a video, and check out all of the features right there.  Better yet, there is still time to nab one before Christmas.