Sunday, January 10, 2010

What's New! and What's This?

What's New!

This week, I drove 2 hours to the Tampa area for this beauty...

A Minnesota Model C treadle.

A really nice new friend offered this treadle to me!  My daughter and grandson came along for the drive.  She invited us to stay for homemade "beans and greens" soup and sandwiches for lunch.  Beans and Greens soup contains Great White Northern beans, sausage, collard greens, and other seasonings.  Boy, it's good and it's been cold here in Florida, lately.  Perfect and tasty!

We had great conversations on sewing, sewing machines, and our sewing-related finds!  She showed me her collection of beautiful people-powered machines.  I learned how to free-motion quilt on a treadle...what a joy!  My daughter is still talking about the soup!

Today, while hubby and I were at Lowe's getting wood to make treadle risers, I picked up another box of washers to make pretty pattern weights.  Check out what Ruth does with them on one of my fav blogs, SewChic!

In between other projects, I'm currently knitting fingerless mitts for me; and knitting a Cowl Neckwarmer!

This past Thursday, this beautiful fabric was delivered!

My next project is a baby quilt for my new grandson!  I saw this quilt and instructions in Quilt Magazine April/May 2009 #99 issue; "Love at First Sight Baby Quilt".  Featuring First Sight Collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.

So vibrant!  I love this fabric!  I can't wait to get started on this quilt!

Today  I picked this up in a thrift store.  Is it for a sewing machine or is it for a spinning wheel for yarn?

Give me your thoughts!  What is this?


I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Wow! Great treadle!!! My husband threatened to commit me to an insane asylum if I bring any more sewing machines into this house. I guess now I'll just have to sneak them in somehow. ;) I love the fabric you picked out for your grandson's quilt. Very cute!! I've been hearing on the news how cold it is there in Florida. That just isn't right!!

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

My husband also has told me no more sewing machines until we move into a bigger place. I might have to get a storage unit, until then. I just 'happen' upon machines sometimes. I'll probably start on the baby's quilt next week. It has been cold here in Florida...but, sometimes I wish we could move back to Chicago. (I know, sounds crazy)! Thanks Arizona, Have a Great Day!

Deborah said...

Spinning wheels are typically wood. If this is cast iron I would suspect it is a piece of a treadle for a sewing machine.