Jones Hand

Jones Hand

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Thought I would join in the fun :-)

There are some gorgeous quilts in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Thankyou Amy Have some fun, Meet some wonderful Bloggers and take yourself through the virtual Quilt show.

My Quilt is called “From Me to You The Red Flowering Gum”

From Me to You- The Red Flowering GumFrom Me to You- The Red Flowering Gum CU  This Quilt was made 8 years ago. This was actually meant to be the back of the quilt and a 70th Birthday present fro my Mother. The front was a gorgeous Logcabin QS and it took a long time to make as the centre is a square in a square and it has maple leaf borders. Mum said at the time I would so like a feature back and silly me suggested that I go and do a workshop on Dyeing. Mum Wanted Muted colours.

I had always been inspired by the gum tree in the back yard and the gorgeous Gum blossom so thought I would experiment, Afterall it was only the back. Well you guessed it Mum preferred the back to the front and requested that another ‘Back ‘be made. I dutifully dyed another back I still have this gorgeous LogCabin QS Quilt that is a top! Someone talked me into entering it into a Quilt show and would your believe it got a second that year in the Traditional category so Mum had an added present.

The Moral to the story is don’t be too scared to give something a go and don’t underrate your work. Obviously this quilt wanted to shine as it was never meant to be a back.

The Photos are not the best as these were taken a long time a go with the old camera.

Have a Great Day All Cheers Lynne

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Roses for Mother’s Day


We went to the Botanical Gardens in Adelaide for Mother’s Day. The Roses were all out in Bloom and just gorgeous. I just had to share some of my favourites.

The photos will enlarge only part I cannot provide is the smell :-)

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Mum was meant to come with us but she had problems with her knee unexpectedly. I decided the next best thing was to take lots of photos for her to see. Made her favourite Roast for dinner too. So she did feel special. Hope you all had a lovely day Cheers Lynne

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wheeler + Wilson 9 Treadle

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Wheeler and Wilson 9 Treadle.
I just love the pressed pattern in the wood. Made around 1900. Although Common in America it is quite rare in Australia. When we received this treadle it was covered in thick black grime and you could not tell that the handles were brass until we started cleaning and then amazingly the pressed wood was also visible.
Elsewhere on the blog there is also a W+W9 Handcrank and a W+W4 Treadle.
Singer bought out Wheeler and Wilson in 1905, however they kept making this model for a couple of years after this and called it a Singer 9W. As always click on the photos to enlarge for Closeups
Hopefully I can post a couple of Quilting blocks soon. Am sewing slowly but have not been well. Getting there.
Cheers Lynne and Rob