Sunday, September 26, 2010

New addition!

I went into a thrift store and came out with this forlorn lady. I picked her up with a White sewing machine buttonholer for $26. I hope to sell the buttonholer to recoup some of the money spent for this lady.

This lady is going to the spa for a long overdue makeover. I plan to turn her into my hand-crank machine. She was manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland, 1914. So, Thistle Marie has a sister!

Dem Bones Whirlygiggle

Finally finish the Halloween quilt. Top was pieced on the Janome (back in February) and quilted on both the Singer 201 (straight stitch) and Singer 15-90 (free-motion).

I went with a scary free motion quilting look instead of the cutesy quilting pattern look. I added a little spider in some of the webs to match my decorative signature stitch.

Back side. Bryan says it is like two quilts and that the spider web quilting goes with the spiders on the back.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Changes to sewing room

A rotation of machines has occurred in such a short period of time. While looking for attachment parts for my machines, I came across the Cadillac of vintage Singer machines (201K), a wonderful wooden box, and yes parts too.

Thistle Marie got moved and this 15-90 (from the $10 purchase) now sits in her spot to do the work. I wasn't planning on using the 15-90 as a treadle; but after much reading and researching, I have decided that I want to use this machine as a treadle too. I took the handle off the machine, Singer 15BG168, that came with the treadle that the 201K now sits in. The 15-90 is name Jasmine.

A loser look at Jasmine.

Her face plate.

This is my 201K which I picked up for $35 with a box of attachments. Since this machine is stellar in her stitch work, I will call her Starr. This treadle is different from the treadle that Jasmine sits in. The font on this treadle matched Starr's font and decal style.

A closer look at Starr.

Yes, Thistle Marie has an honorary place next to Erica's toy sewing machine. I found the box at an estate sale while looking for attachment parts. The box had a 15-91 in it, but I moved that to the Queen Anne cabinet that had the 15-90.