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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Present - Goodes Toy Sewing Machine

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

Craft and Quilt show

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
Winselman Titan
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

ISMACS Meeting

The ISMACS Meeting was a huge success and the planning and displays were just wonderful. Words cannot adequately describe the efforts of Gail and Ray. The day was hugely successful.
Rob is now the President of Ismacs. Wish I had photos of the day to show you.

Zippy quilt finished on time

Sorry for the delay in posting.

Life got away with me but the little Zippy is finished and hand quilted.
She has a new name and from now on will be called the Ballarat quilt

I love all the conversational fabrics used. They add a lot of interest. Think my Favourite is the Hare and the tortoise. Cheers