Posts Tagged ‘sewing machine collection’

I have two new additions to my sewing machine collection this month.

This is “Emily,” a 66K treadle with the Lotus design, from 1917.  Her cabinet could use a little work, but the machine itself is in perfect working condition.  She is just sitting in the living room right now, but eventually I will find a place for her in my sewing room.  We thought we didn’t have room for another treadle, but…sometimes exceptions just have to be made.  🙂

Our other new baby is “Esmeralda.”  She is a 327K from about 1962, and she does forward and reverse stitching and zig zag.  She is the prettiest shade of sage green, although this photo looks a bit grey-ish.  She also has her own little green extension table.  I believe this model was marketed in the United States as a “Spartan” brand, but it’s got a Singer badge in the UK.

And finally, more sewing machines — but the kind that are much easier to find room for in the sewing room!  😉  I thought this fabric was so cute, I just had to buy a yard.

My Stash Report for this week is:

Bought this week:  1 yard
Bought year-to-date:  10.75 yards
Used this week:  0
Used year-to-date 18.75 yards
Used (net):  8 yards

To see how other quilters are doing with their Stash Reports, please visit Judy’s blog.

Happy Quilting!

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These blocks are still on my design wall this week.

Sewing room UFO3

I feel like I’m on UFO Overload — just flitting from one project to another, not making any significant progress, and wasting my precious sewing time, which is never as much as I’d like, anyway!   😦

I’m going to put everything away except this one project and just work on it for a while.  (seems like I’ve said that before…..)

I can’t decide if this quilt should have sashings.   My husband likes it the way it is, but I’m thinking about using white sashings with purple cornerstones.   It could make a nice secondary design.  Or, it could look like the blocks are floating in space with no anchors.  Hmmm…


I’ve added a new page to my blog called My Sewing Machines, if anyone wants to look at pictures and compare notes.  I love to talk about sewing machines almost better than anything!  🙂

Please take a look at Judy’s blog to see what other quilters have on their design walls today.

Happy Sewing!

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