Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sewing Museum Link Up

This week Beth from Love, Laugh, Quilt is hosting a link up called "Sewing Museum". Of course I have to add my new collection to the list. Well, it's not really "a collection" as such, because there are only 2 items so far! 
Okay...it's a really small collection! 
Here are my two vintages sewing machines...

Sweet Baby Jayne on the left is my newly acquired 1964 white Featherweight 221K  (with a "tail", as the folks from "Treadle On" would say). And on the right is my 1901 Singer Treadle Model 127 with the sphinx egyptian decals (no "tail" so is people powered). Hey, I just realized that my Singer doesn't have a proper name. I have been calling her "Treadle" but that seems so impersonal! Do you have any names to suggest for this beauty?!?
To see more collections, hop over to Love Laugh Quilt. Enjoy!
I love both of my antique treasures and use them at least once a week to keep them in good working condition. They each have projects that are all their own from start to finish.
This is Baby Jayne's project this week... teeny tiny little half square triangles, which I am sewing with a 1/8" seam allowance, and the machine is doing a great job with these little bits. I plan to use the blocks as a border for a stitchery that I am starting to work on.
And I am sewing with the thread collection which I won at the fall fair last weekend! It is an 18 spool collection celebrating the Coats & Clark 200th Anniversary and I am delighted to have the selection of colours to play with!

14 comments:

Lesley said...

I love your museum! Especially that little Featherweight...it looks so bright and fresh!

Linda K said...

Your collection is off to a great start!
With the Egyptian decals on your treadle (oh, I'm envious!), I think the name "Cleopatra" must be considered!

JanetL said...

I have wanted a white featherweight for ages, as well as a treadle. Probably acquire the treadle first as I have a black featherweight. Aren't they just fabulous machines?

beth said...

thanks for linking up! LOVE that first little machine. ;)

Jill said...

Love the white featherweight. I once bought one for 200 and sold for 300. Now I wish I kept it. Enjoy your piecing with it!

linnyjcreations said...

My Singer Sphinx model is called Cleopatra for obvious reasons. Cheers Linny

Janet O. said...


Love your white machine.
Check out this link for a name. You could shorten it somehow.

http://www.behindthename.com/name/nefertari

Bonnie said...

Lovely machines. I think the treadle should be Cleo, short for Cleopatra. Or perhaps Isis. Or ther is always Nefretiti. And, man, don't count on any of these names being spelled correctly! Great post!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What about Cleopatra? I'm at the River Rat TOGA this weekend, and, boy, talk about a 'museum' of machines. There are several 'tailed' machines, too.

libbyquilter said...

beautiful machines~!
i have a featherweight and i SO adore her~! every stitch is like perfection.

as far as a name, i think that you have some good suggestions . . . my favorite is Cleo.

:-)
libbyQ

margaret said...

Cleopatra popped into my mind too when I saw the sewing machine, those treadles were wonderful good to see yours is still working. The triangles are tiny no wonder you need to do such a tiny seam on them

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous treasures...

Judy said...

I think you should call her JOY since she brings you joy.

Needled Mom said...

It's so nice to read that you use them both regularly. They are lovely machines.