"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Why I Sew on a Treadle

I got to thinking about how people always ask me why I use a treadle instead of an electric to make my quilts.  I sat down and wrote this.

Missy who is creating music in her sewing room!


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very nice. Also how about for those times when you can't have an electric one? Like camping. Yep my hubby loves the hand crank. He always is playing with it as he walks by.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

How sweet! I have a treadle and need to take some time and clean it up. It works and I do have a belt for it.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the visual and words. Would love to have this in a frame in my sewing room.

Deborah Hamilton said...

Wow, that's great! You are multi-talented!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a wonderful way to start my day.......reading your beautiful words.......thanks!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

I love how you equate the moving of the treadle to dancing. Lovely metaphor!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I agree with Shelley, I love the dancing analogy. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

Connie said...

Beautiful poem Missy! Thanks for sharing.
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ValerieKat said...

Missy I absolutely love your poem, especially "She sewed the music of her heart into the quilt she made for those she loved"
Treadling is fun isn't it and soothing too!


Anonymous said...

I happened upon your blog here while looking for just the right wording for my sewing labels. I also sew only on treadle sewing machines, and I absolutely love that you do, too!
I'm going to share your poem on my blog/Facebook! The background quilt on your page is absolutely stunning, by the way!


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