Reviews

Those of you who have read this site before, most likely know about my 2 year old English Shepherd.  Charlie is a great dog, and just passed his therapy dog test.  He now has a job visiting a nursing home and a summer program for children with special needs.  I also now have a 11…

Welcome

What’s ‘Some New Old Thing’?  Well, its new things we’ve found, and old things that we’ve found again.  Old Time Farm Collies that have been around for ages, but are still a great family dog, old sewing machines that were made to last, and are still sewing, old family recipes that are still loved.  New…

Photos from Around the Country

Spring has finally arrived in Maine!  I’ve decided to take some pictures of signs of spring, in hopes it cheers us all up on rainy days.  I’ll add more as things bloom.  Feel free to share yours also.  Just send them to me at: somenewoldthing@gmail.com I had to share these beautiful photos from Mary Lynn…

Where to Go?

Did you know – the National Park Service offers ‘Free Park Days’?  There are a few coming up over the next few months: August 25: National Park Service Birthday September 30: National Public Lands Day November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend They also offer free admittance passes for Veterans and 4th graders.  Check out their website…

Collections

Do any of you collect anything?  Vintage?  Antique?   I only collect a few things ~ old sewing machines, but most I fix and pass on.  Cast iron cookware, but I actually use the pieces I have.  So, do those still count?  Maybe, but that’s how I justify the lack of extra space. I have…

Crafting

Spring is here!  Know how I can tell?   The mosquitoes and black flies are out and biting!  Also, things are turning green, and flowers are starting to bloom.  I’m getting my vegetable garden ready for planting – which here in Northern New England, happens Memorial Day weekend.  A  friend made me some cute rocks…

New Thoughts & Old Ideas

The name of this website ‘Some New Old Thing’ is expressed as the theme to most of the information shared here, although in many different ways.   One of the ways it shows up in my life, is through my dogs.  Years ago – more than 30 now- I got my first dog.  He came…

Made by Hand

Jennifer makes some interesting combinations of scents and colors in her homemade soaps.  She’s been creating handcrafted items since she was a child, starting with learning to crochet from her mom.  She catches on to new crafts quickly, and is always looking to try new things.  Her Etsy shop carries her soaps and bath bombs,…

Food

Years ago, a friend made the BEST CHEESECAKE EVER – and being a great friend, shared the recipe.  I made it over the weekend, and it is still the BEST CHEESECAKE EVER!  Very creamy, and not too sweet, but oh, just YUM! I’m sharing it here, and hope you will enjoy it just as much!  …

Fabric and Sewing Resources

I added some fabric and pattern resources to the sewing page.  Click Here: Sewing to take a look.   Feel free to share other sites you love!

Sewing

    These old sewing machines are such great examples of durability, and amazing engineering.  The first machines became available during the mid-1800s.  By 1900 most homes had one, and many of those machines are still available.  I learned to sew on a 1915 treadle that belonged to my grandmother.  My daughter recently gave me…

Around the House

Want an inexpensive way to get your clothes clean? Without strong perfumes or dyes? Check out this recipe.