Jones Hand

Jones Hand

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Block 13

Hi All
You know there are some weeks when you need an easy block :-)
Have still to make last weeks block.
The little bird and the blueberries are a special fabric of Nancy's. The pink from Rosemary. Keep Cool Everybody. It sure is hot here today.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Brittania Tripod Treadle Sewing Machine

Hi All
One of the more unusual machines that we have found locally, in the next suburb in fact :-)), is this English-made Brittania sewing machine, featuring Brittania on each of the legs with the wording Slavery Abolished around the shield . This Treadles would date to around the mid 1870's. Sadly at this stage it is missing both the machine and treadle plate which I am interested to find in the future.
This machine was found when the previous owner who had bought this machine in the 1960's to be used as a dressing table contacted us looking for information about the treadle. When she downsized her living situation she offered it to us for sale and we gladly accepted. Other than removing a stain from the top if the woodwork the finish on the woodwork and the bronze finish on the frame is original.
Our Dream is to find the head and the treadle plate. Infinately possible as who would believe something as wonderful as this could be within walking distance in a house near us!!

Hold onto that Dream :-))
Bye For Now
Rob and Lynne

Brittania Sewing Machine

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nearly Insane Block49

Hi All
Well I have finally finisheed Block 49. Don't ask me how many pieces. This week I had to finish it in little slots of time. What was interesting was that each time I came back to it I saw the block with new eyes and made slight adjustments to the next colour choices. The final background has lots of little birdies.
I like the finished results. Hard to believe that this block is only 6 inches isn't it
That is why it is called Nearly Insane.

The Victorian Bushfires have been very much on my mind over the past week. What has happened is absolutely devastating and it is very hard to comprehend the enormity of all that devastation and how so many peoples lives can be permanently changed. Just like that.
I plan to take time out to make a few special quilts as a way of sending a Big Hug. So many people worldwide have offered wonderful support. Just wish we could do more to help.
Take Care