Sunday, 4 March 2012

An old special sewing machine.

This is the cabinet the sewing machine comes in. It’s a treadle sewing machine. Sorry but the pic is a bit blurry.yesterday (5) (Medium)

I showed you special things I was lucky enough to receive from my Dear Old Aunt in the previous post and now I want to show you the sewing machine I was lucky enough to receive as well. Isn’t the design on it special?

This is so beautiful. It’s made in Germany which was amazing.

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Another thing that amazed me was the bobbin holder and bobbin. I have never seen one like this before. The bobbin is a long skinny thing. After looking on the internet I found quite a few like it, so its not a rare thing. But mind you they aren't cheap either. EBay were selling them for around $20.00 each!

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I have been playing with all my scraps too. Thanks to Joy who showed us her blocks she was making from this fabulous tutorial, by Quiltville’s® Bonnie K Hunter, I just loved the blocks and had to use up my scraps. I am really pleased with the end result.

It’s big enough for my table and that is a good thing.

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I even had fun with machine quilting it with a big all over ‘swoopy, squiggly’ design.

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I now have two less tubs in my sewing area as these are now empty of scraps. Gotta love that! :)

Well…..it’s now 4 sleeps before I hop in the plane and jet my way down south to Tasmania for our Stitchers weekend.

I am really looking forward to meeting some new ladies who I have been chatting to via blogs and Facebook and emails. Plus I get to spend time with 3 gorgeous ladies who are very dear to me :) I can hardly wait…..I have my pj’s packed!! Ok ok….its a start at least :) Sarcastic smile

I don’t know if I will do a blog post before I go to Tassie and so I will catch up with you all when I come back.

Hugs to all…..

vickinametag1

19 lovely people said....:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Have an amasing time in Tassie xx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Vicki! Oh I absolutely adore your machine - it's stunning! And so special too, coming from your Aunt. You know how nuts I am about vintage machines!!!
I hope you're packing more than your PJs sweetie??!! Have a wonderful time!
Love and hugs! Vikki xo

Marilyn said...

That is a gorgeous machine Vicki. I havent seen a bobbin like that before.
Yay, 4 sleeps. Fun !!!

Sheila said...

The sewing machine is lovely ,I have one with the same type of bobbin , they are such special machines.Your scrap quilt is lovely too ,great use of all those pretty scraps. Have fun in Tasmania .

De said...

What a beautiful machine! See you in Tassie

Joy said...

Oh wow Vicki it's simply gawjus!!! I love it, and the cabinet is fabulous too!! My old hand crank Singer has a 'bullet' bobbin case too, and I can't figure out how to get the darn thing back in lol.
Not long now dear one, so excited!!! Darryl and I have our suitcases in the family room just waiting to be packed, can't wait :o)!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)
PS your maverick stars are super - love 'em!!! :D

Rhonda P. said...

Absolutely beautiful machine!

LynCC said...

Lucky lady! What a gorgeous machine!

Gene Black said...

I have seen a bobbin like that somewhere before. But it must have been some time ago. I love the old machine. It is beautiful just to look at. Have you tried "treadling" yet? I have heard that getting the rhythm takes a bit of time.

Christine M said...

Hope you all have a great time. I'd love to be going to!

jackiero said...

AWESOME!! I learned to sew on a White treadle when I was 7 yo., I made fabric blankets for my plastic horses ;D wasn't I the spiffy kid. I would adore owning one today. Enjoy :)

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

such a gorgeous machine ;-)
My mum had one many years ago and it used that type of bobbin - in fact, that was the first sewing machine I learned to thread and sew on ;-)

Fiona said...

I can't wait to se you Vic !!!! See you soon. Love the sewing machine and your stars hun.

Hugs - Fee X

Ondrea said...

Vicki, your new old sewing machine is just wonderful! It will be well worth buying a new bobbin. So special and unique.

LOve the quilt. Now that you ahve used a lot of fabric up you can buy more! Hehehehe.

Have a fantastic trip to Tassie. Wish I was there too.

Jo in TAS said...

Gorgeous machine!! See you very soon!! Yippeee!!
Hugs
Jo

Barb said...

Your sewing machine is just fabulous and I love your scrap sewing, just wonderful!

Shirlwin said...

My Mum sewed on her trusty treadle that also had the same type of 'shuttle' [she didn't call it a bobbin].
Enjoy Tassie!
'Downsizing' your scraps, lovely starry quilt:)

Karen's Korner said...

Safe travels and have a great time in Tassie. Look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Vicki,
Ah, must be the Vicki's weeks.
Love all those gorgeous piece from the Aunt. She must know how passionate your are about sewing.
Good for you honey!
Creative hugs,
Anna