Questions and thoughts

This is not a shop!

Did you know – not every blog hides a shop and not every blogger promotes things for money.

Time and again I get enquiries about things I’m selling – where are the listings and how to add things to the cart? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Well, my dear readers – there are no listings or carts here! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Whaaaat? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ No carts???? ๐Ÿ˜œ So… what’s the point?

There is no particular point either. A “blog” is a synthetic word, it means a logbook as a form of biography. My biographical logbook, if you will. A logbook has no point, it is merely a record of events in the sequence of their occurrence. It has as much point or logic as life itself. Things happen. I write about them. This is it.

Have fun and enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ˜

11 thoughts on “This is not a shop!

  1. Aaaahhh, now I get it. The cart for checkout on “advanced sewing lessons, maintenance, and theory of sewing machine’s courtesy of Elena’s blog” is not supposed to have a checkout. But what about donations? Just joking of course. I really appreciate your blog Elena keep it up please. I’ve learned allot and enjoy it also. Kind regards


    1. Thanks, Mike! โ˜บ๏ธ The checkout is more of a “check out this fancy feature” sort of thing! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Of course I accept coffees. Some people have asked for it, so I added a button. After the fees, I even get a few coins, actually enough for a coffee, if you are not too particular. ๐Ÿ˜ But it’s a nice gesture, sounds less serious and is always appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Can I have haddock and chips please, no salt on the fries. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s funny as I never thought of you having a shop – any kind of shop. I knew you put machines on ebay recently, but hey ho, that doesn’t mean a shop!


    1. I have also been known to sell off some shoes because I have too many… and tea pots… and cups… ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Surely that makes it a shop? With barely 10 items a year, that’s big business! Especially if you count each cup, each saucer and each individual shoe separately.


      1. ๐Ÿคฃ None so strange as folk, as they say! I mean – how????? Helen Howes is my usual go-to lady – but she does have a shop! In a long winded way I was watching a lady cleaning a machine on Youtube, followed her blog and she pointed the way to Helen. Your blog came via the Blogger “you might be interested” links – and yes, vintage machines – most definitely! And how much I have learnt – some not entirely taken in at first reading, but good to know for when the time comes. Many thanks for the chance discovery of a gem. And the animals! Always an added bonus! LOL! Speaking of which, I have cranky chickens and squealing ducklings to let out!


  3. Oh, how your words echo my mental complaints, too. Every single word I can totally understand and commiserate with. A blog is whatever itโ€™s author wants it to be. I love what you have to offer on your site, your blog is fantastic!


  4. This too is an interesting thing to ponder on. We are so accustomed to look for the selling point back everything, but it is also true that maybe there is a feeling of showing gratitude through money or to show support through a tangible thing. Maybe that was the way to say to you “thank you”, meaning that they see how careful you are and showing you the confidence they feel in you, they can perceive the excellence in the maintenance of your machines. ๐Ÿ™‚
    By writing in a blog, or simply talking, sometimes we just want to say to the rest what we have discovered. And it is so nice to share it with everyone! You see, I have learnt to make toys through many kind people who show it how to do it for free, and I’m so thankful to them, maybe they don’t realise how many people got a better day with them or the expansive (positive) effect of their actions. So, as I would say to them I say it to you: thank you for understanding that not everything goes around money, and that we can learn from each other, solving problems, making a nicer place where we pass.
    I have a quote, it is in another language, I hope I can translate it correctly: “The true wealth of the human being is the good that he does”.
    Thank you for writing your blog!!


    1. That is a very good saying! As for those inquiries that I keep getting – they clearly come from people who did not even bother to read anything of my blog. They just see “sewing machine” in the title and immediately start asking as if I live to serve them. This has nothing to do with many pleasant and intelligent inquiries and comments that I get – that’s a different kind of person entirely!


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