Thursday, September 28, 2017

Portable Vintage Television

I so love vintage, especially when it's cheap; I paid a whopping $5 for this treasure!
Knowing it was impossible to watch an older t.v. these day was okay since my new toy was both a t.v. and a radio. But, I did manage to pickup on one channel, a shopping network show.
Just for fun I was curious if it was possible to use a vintage t.v. with a DVD player, so I did an internet search and found this write up:

My local electronic store carries the RF Modulators;
 And the Coaxial Cables.
 The salesman said I would need an RG6 Cable; which wasn't mentioned in the article I had read.
The Coaxial Cable was to be attached to the antenna connection located at the back of the t.v.
It was very simple to attach, all I did was unscrew the screws, slip in the "U" shaped metal pieces and then tighten the screws up.
The Coaxial Cable was then attached to the end of the RG6 Cable and the other end of the cable was attached to the RF Modulator.
 My excitement was building when it was time to take out the new DVD player I had just purchased for my new setup, but it was soon dashed when I realized the cables on the new players don't work with the RF Modulators!
After more reading and asking lots of questions, I learned I would need to find an older DVD player;
With the proper plug in outlet in the back. Thanks to the local Goodwill, I found what was needed for $8
 Thankfully my son had some A/V Cables and I was back in business.
 My vintage t.v. was now able to play any DVD I had in my collection.
 Of course what I watch will only play in black and white, but I have several old t.v. shows that are in black and white; such as Perry Mason, Andy Griffith, The Fugitive....and many old black and white movies.
My vintage t.v. sits next to my sewing machine and works very well while I sew during the day.
Not counting the cost of the new DVD player I purchased, everything needed for my new setup was roughly $40; way more than the initial $5, but the learning and enjoyment made this a bargain.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

More Yarn Bags

In 2009 I made several muslin drawstring bags to hold my yarn and keep it from collecting lint when stored.
Over the years my yarn stash has grown and I seem to never have enough yarn bags to hold everything.
Today I took time to make a few more bags, but this time I used a red and white checkered fabric and just love how the new bags turned out.
Sometimes it the little things!

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