Jones Hand

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

German Handcrank with Angels

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If you look closely in the centre of the bed and in the corners(the pictures can be enlarged-just click on them) you can see Angels on this beautiful German Saxonia Handcrank Machine. Machines with the large handwheels and internal gears are often called Saxonia machines as most of them were made in this part of Germany. This particular machine was made by Stoewer and would date to around 1900. Notice the porcelain Handle on the crank. Cheers Rob

Challenge 7 Red Items

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Painted Fans of Japan on my Japanese sewing box called a Haribako 1920’s. Notice the ruler at the rear of the top photo. My little pincushion has a cat button turned up for you to see. The mechanism inside is to act as the third hand for holding the kimono fabric as you handsew them together and also to hold the threads.


The red of the Sturt Peas (South Australia’s flower) in the stained glass at our front door.

NWbookHumptyW2bNWbookinsideW NWbookHumptyW  Don’t you love Humpty Dumpty. He is a pincushion.  My Sister-in-Law made him for me :-) The sweet little needlecase with the little ladybird pin for goodluck was made by my Dear Friend Nancy. One side has Strawberries in the centre and the other a bird. We collect bird fabrics :-)

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A Red Toy Sewing Machine. Had to have one of those didn’t we :-) This is a little Vulcan from the 50’s.

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“Spring Radiance” A predominately Red Quilt made in a Judy Hooworth workshop quite a number of years ago.

I do have bright fabrics too :-)


My Kaffe Fassett Bag :-) Now I would like to Challenge Lurline to join in the fun and find 7 pink things from her home.  Cheers Lynne

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nearly Insane Block 64

Do you like the Wattle and Waratah together. Think I have made 40 blocks and only 58 to go. No Rush I am still enjoying the journey. Am going to do a little more on B2 of my CWBQ tonight, more leaves :-). Different colours. Hope to post a pic of a sewing machine on soon. Cheers Lynne

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nearly Insane B65

B65 is a few weeks late but is is done :-) The Centre is the Waratah – the floral emblem of New South Wales. Not a repro but a symbol. Next weeks block 64 has fabrics chosen and it will have some wattle and waratah. Just little scraps that give my quilt an identity :-)Love the Pink in this one. I only have the tiniest piece left but that is the beauty of this quilt. You only need little bits. Still Having Fun  Cheers Lynne

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nearly Insane Block 20

Well I finished B20. If you want a confession it is not meant to look like this. The top two triangles are meant to look like the bottom two. I don’t mind that they don’t. Did not want to make another and it is not a simple task undoing the errant ones. Mine simply have a mind of their own. Original blocks colours were nothing like this either. Mine definitely has a personality of its own just like its owner ;-) I am halfway through last weeks block too so stay tune. Have been busy appliquéing leaves on Block two of the CWBQ. I know it is slow going but it is also soothing too.  Hope everyone has a Good Eventful Week. Cheers Lynne

Monday, October 5, 2009

Finished Block 1 :-)) Started B2 and 5

Block 1 is finally finished :-) (Still have to do the black embroidery on the apples) and I have washed and pressed it. I am happy with it but I am at slow applique.
Still having fun
I do have all the leaves and flowers cut and prepared so I am much further than it looks. Had such Fun choosing all the greens.
I did not want to make the Bride block yet and so opted for B5 as I just wanted to choose another vase. Love the apples too. Have not chosen any of the other fabrics yet.
Cheers Lynne

Nearly Insane Block19

Well I actually got to turn the machine on :-)
Love this block. The Bird fabric is a remnant sleeve from a Liberty Country cotton shirt picked up somewhere on my travels a long time ago. Quite fitting for Spring really and we have had a wonderful Spring weekend. I have been out in the garden talking to the tomatoes and planting Mint and Basil. We even bought two Blueberry Bushes as they are a favourite and we thought it would be fun to see if we could grow them. Fingers Crossed
Cheers Lynne