Monday, February 22, 2010
There are Cherries in the middle of this block. I am not normally a brown person but they work perfectly with Pewter, Indigo and Honey. Love that Poison Green and the Double Pink too. The Double Pink was part of Christine's scrapbag :-) Thankyou. She by the way is having a giveaway :-)
Enjoy your week everyone Cheers Lynne
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I was so lucky to win this fabric pack from Jan at Bemused. I just Love it. Of course I am going to sneak some of it in to my Nearly insane. There is also a Vintage sewing machine and the most gorgeous scissors and thimbles on one piece. Perfect. Thankyou so much Jan.
I am being plagued by headaches or their after effects at the moment and you made my day :-)
Roll on Autumn and cooler weather. Enjoy your weekend everyone.Cheers Lynne
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Finding machines in this condition is difficult no matter what the brand. Finding Pfaff’s in this condition is almost impossible. This one is in extremely fine condition. Click on the photos to enlarge for more detail.
The Red Felts on the Spool Pins are the original ones cut in a Flower Shape.
The endplate has a beautiful etched design.The Woodwork was cleaned but other than taht the finish was original. See the inlaid ruler along the edge.
The paint and goldwork on the treadle frame is all original. All Rob did was polish it with extra cut car polish which cleaned it up and gave it a fine finish. Look Carefully and you can see the pincushion that slides around from underneath. and at the back near the Pfaff name is where Oil Cans sat.
Even the drawer has the has the Pfaff name on the Keyhole Plate Cheers Rob and Lynne
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I have inserted two old Glass Headed pins into her shoulders to make sure she does not lose her bags.
In her bag she has a $2.00 coin for emergencies :-) and in the other bag one of my Thimbles.
If you look carefully she has a Needle Threader in her Pinny and two pockets for just in case. Her carrier has a pocket for Scissors. The scissors are just lovely.
The insides of the bags are a gorgeous pink with heritage green outside and lovely fine embroidered bees and flowers. Mrs Bear is Felt as is her hat and bags. Her Pinny and Carrier are made of Quilting cotton
I love the Beehive on the back of her Pinny and she carries a Tape Measure tied up with a button.
If you undo the sweet Glass buttons of her Pinny she has a Needle book of flannel as a petticoat embroidered with lovely flowers and leaves.
Oh my goodness and underneath her petticoats she has lovely lace knickers with pink bows.
Jay is so clever and I just love all the embroidery. I count myself as pretty special and privileged to have such a wonderful Sister-in-Law and to own Mrs. Bear. Cheers Lynne
I used Carol Doakes Paper-piecing papers bought from Hancocks. Printer likes them and so do I.Hope to get next weeks block 53 done on time too. So fingers crossed.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I just love the gorgeous grain in the woodwork.
One of Wheeler and Wilsons earlier style machine. It sews from the side and you know I have trouble getting my head around that Treadling from the front and feeding from the side. I have enormous respect for women who managed to insert sleeves into clothing from the side :-)
It also uses a curved needle because of the motion of the arm. It has a round bobbin.
They were the company which patented the four motion feed . The feeddogs move up back then down and then forward.
The drawers are the wrong size and are on our hunt list. We do not have a belt either.
Wheeler and Wilson were eventually bought by Singer in 1905. This is the number 4 Model and it dates to 1871.
Cheers Lynne and Rob