Archive | October 2008

A Little Of This, A Little Of That…

I’ve been working on a bunch of things lately — I’m hoping to have some nice gifts ready to give at Christmastime!

Here is a new picture of the quilt (for my daughter) – I’ve almost completely finished the applique, so far.


Here is a picture of the blanket I’m making for my husband….I’m using some new yarn (to tie it together, I hope) and some from the stash…

Christmas Cozy Blanket

Here is one of the sweater (well, the sleeve) I’m working on – probably for me 🙂 I’m using denim style yarn and I love it so much – so soft and cozy too!


A Quilt For My Daughter!


This is the top, so far (a good morning’s work 🙂 )…it was inspired by these photos that she LOVED…



This is the base I sewed in blues to begin with…


It feels really GOOD to be sewing again. Next up is to hand sew the motifs onto the top and then embellish them (perhaps!) with some embroidery or buttons or ?….we shall see…creativity is so much fun!

Antique Treadle Sewing Machine


Very cool, and it works, but I have no idea who made it. The cabinet seems to be (possibly) White, as the handles match all of those I have seen in pictures of old white cabinets. However! The only maker I’ve read about which use a chain/pulley to support the machine when opening and closing the leaf is Raymond, another Canadian manufacurer. A mystery, to be sure.


It’s clearly marked ‘Albion’ but my searches have turned up exactly nothing, save a reference for a machine named the same, made in the UK, which looked completely different than this. Albion is in quotes, making me think it was the name rather than the manufacturer.

The light is electric and was added on, by the looks of it.


The cast iron treadle and legs are plain and seem to match up with some I’ve seen made by White. There is no name that I can find, anywhere!


The top is in beautiful shape 🙂

Another fabulous find, from the local flea market!

If anyone knows anything more about this, where it came from, who made it, Anything!, I’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment 🙂