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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Antique Quilts and a thimble

I found this thimble at the American Country Mall I was at Saturday when I bought my treadle sewing machine.  I found it in a sewing box and was not interested in the sewing box and asked how much for just the thimble.  She said I could have it.  I'm not sure if I was more excited about my thimble or my treadle!  LOL  I had to make myself take it off my finger for church Sunday!
You can the seam where it is joined together at the back.  Don't you love the pretty red flowers?  The best part is that it fits my skinny fingers and is tall enough for my fingernail!  Those short, stubby, fat thimbles you buy nowadays never fit and so I never use them.  I'll use this one all the time!
Look at all of the pretty antique quilts they had there. 
This next one is very unusual.  You can see it laying to the right on top of the other quilts.
Here is a better view.  I wish I knew the story behind this quilt!
It looks like someone either drew or painted birds on this quilt.  I had to take a picture of the penguin.  There was also an owl and a flamingo!
Here is the booth where I found my treadle sewing machine.
They also had a Singer, the next one was from Sears, and I'm not sure about the other two.  Next payday I'm going to see if maybe we can buy one of these other sewing machines so I can have a place for my Janome.  Even though my treadle has the best cabinet I plan on fixing it so I can use it.
Here is a spool holder, but only small ones fit in it.  It is sitting on top of a green sewing machine cabinet.
I love the color!
Isn't this lamp adorable?  I'm kind of an odd person, I love craft/sewing rooms that are full of color and fun, yet I love the antiques too!  I would never paint an antique.  I'll have to find a way to blend the two when we move to MO next year and I get my sewing room.
For those who were wondering about my machine yesterday, I got an answer on details about my machine.
Thank you for window shopping with me today!
"What a beautiful sewing machine and cabinet. Your machine is a Franklin Vibrating Shuttle with 'Scarab Decal' manufactured by the Domestic Sewing Machine Company for Sears, Roebuck & Co. around 1914 or so. It was based on Singer's very succ...essful and popular model 27. It was a considerably lower priced alternative although nearly identical in quality, design and construction to the Singer machine except for the hand wheel and the decal set. The cabinet is original to the machine. Enjoy your beatiful find!!"
I was so exciting about getting this ifnormation!


retrorevival.biz said...

That's a beautiful thimble, and how sweet that she gave it to you! I have a couple of antique ones myself but don't use them ~ I like the new leather ones because they're flexible. Happy sewing:)


Desk bells said...

Very good post I enjoyed reading it from top to bottom.


YankeeQuilter said...

Fun post (and a wonderful thimble!)

I think the redwork quilt you showed is a Ruby McKim pattern. Her granddaughter has republished quite a few of her patterns.

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Pam @Threading My Way said...

Oooh, you were lucky to have been given the antique thimble and not to have to pay for it. A bonus that it actually fits you well.

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