Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
In true Rob fashion he has pulled every last nut and bolt off the machine and given her the polish she deserves. She is now out on display for all to see.
Notice all the lovely Scrolls/Leaves on the Arm and Crank of this machine. They are just amazing aren't they.
I have ordered the new Annette Gero Historical Quilt book for myself for Christmas. It is a little late at the printers and will not be here til early next year. Never mind I just know it will be worth the wait. Annette and Kim McLean have joined together to
write this book, The
Fabric of Society.
There is to be a CD with the book
will have instructions for a lot
of Kim's Gorgeous Quilts.
Have a Great Day All
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Block 42 Need to brush up on my photography as it is a little blurred. Like the double pinks.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I found Rob the perfect present :-))
I am just so pleased with myself.
Are you like me and cannot wait for the big day??
Well I got so excited after all it is not everyday that you find an Ebenezer Goodes Toy Sewing Machine. Who would not be able to resist spilling the beans with a treasure like that!
She Certainly has that WOW factor and Rob is over the Moon.
Her swing needle action is fascinating.
Her brass stitch plate gleams.
She is just gorgeous.
Interesting though, have had a look at a few pictures both in Glenda Thomas's book and on the web and those machines had the screws which attach the machine to the base Forward and aft not in the centre like this one has.
Rob thinks that this might have been an earlier model. The central screws created a weak spot so that when the toy machine was dropped by the little person the machine could have broken so the simple adjustment of screws solved the problem. What do you think???? Any theorys/imformation gratefully accepted.
Cheers for now
Monday, November 10, 2008
We had a wonderful time.
We displayed some of our machines.
Rosemary and I used our handcranks to show the public just how it was done :-)
Young and Old just had to come closer to listen.
Our machines were just so quiet. Mind you our mouths were going a mile a minute ;-)
The Quilts in the background are of the little kits that Rosemary is in the process of getting her kits together.
Her Etsy name is pineapplerose51.
See the gorgeous Dear Jane quilt the machines are resting on. Another of Rosemary's Creations Pieced on her Cranky Jane 99k Handcrank some on her Featherweight and some handpieced. All handquilted.
Better Photo of the Dear Jane Black Red and White. Isn't it just beautiful!!
Rob was having a great time too chatting away about his favourite topic. There was lots of interest and everybody's Grandmother it seems had a Singer.
Rob is standing next to an early Singer 15k Treadle c1885
and in the foreground is a
which is also a pleasure to sew on.
The Singer Lotus 66K Treadle was immensely popular.
The Singer Lotus 1925 is in the foreground.
One more photo of some of the handcranks lined up. In the foreground is a
Busy Bee Combination Treadle.
The Show was lots of Fun.
Hopefully more people will learn to Treasure these old machines.
After all they are all
Grand Old Ladies
Cheers for Now
Lynne and Rob
Rob is now the President of Ismacs. Wish I had photos of the day to show you.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Have Finally made the first step :-) Wasn't so hard.
Am busy making a little quilt for the ISMACS Challenge for our get together in Ballarat in October 2008. For more information about ISMACS and the challenge here is the link http://www.ismacs.asn.au/
Picking a machine from our collection (I have chosen a Midget by New Home) I plan to make a Doll size quilt.
The Midget has its own little miniature shuttle and bobbin .
Made using Reproduction Fabrics,
of course. I have made all the little four patches and am about to set them in a Lightening Strippy style :-) Stay Tune