Thursday, August 20, 2009

VTT

I'm a bit behind this week, drove to the mountain house Tuesday with a friend, went to Huggy Bunch Quilting Wednesday & now I'm a bit weary.
But I do love VTT & I check out Colorado Lady's blog to see what all the others have to show. So won't you join us? I know you must have one or two vintage pieces around the house!
Due to the lateness of the hour[after 3 a.m. mountain time] I have chosen a couple of quick items to show.
First is another of my working vintage machines-I have no idea of it's age, but I bought this Riccar ofrom eBay, for $26, a steal, it's a sweet little machine but the case is missing & the base is a bit worn.
No matter, no one else seemed to want it either so I bought it at the last moment. I need to scout eBay for a replacement case.

Here's another old timer that appeared to be a homeless orphan on eBay, I always feel sorry for them when I see that they aren't wanted!
This old top is rather fragile, maybe it's feed sacks, hand pieced, a few seams were rather poor & needed a bit of TLC before I quilted it. I think it was $10-15. I used a muslin on the back & a very basic meandering quilting design so I could wander where ever I need to stabilize the weak seams .
It's sweet & cuddly & I have no notion of it's destination-yet!
Now if I have peaked your interest in all things vintage visit Coloradolady & check out the wide assortment of VTT blogger's offerings.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Ooo, so nice!

Postcardy said...

I bet the postage added a lot to the cost of the machine. I think the lettering on the machine is very interesting, especially the border around the base. At first it looks like a geometric design, but is actually RICRICRIC...

Jingle said...

Great items today! That quilt looks wonderful! Soft and worn!

Kathi Fly said...

Lovely quilt! Do you ever sew on the machine? What a find! And your grandson is absolutely adorable!!!

Coloradolady said...

Great quilt and machine, the fabrics in the middle of the quilt look very similar to some fabrics in a quilt my mom used to have. I am glad you took these unwanted treasures into your home. Have a great VTT.

Kayleen said...

Love that sewing machine. . . and love that it still works!

CC said...

I love the quilt and I'm so glad it's found a loving home. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

mannequin said...

Whadda ya doin' up at 3 AM woman? :)

You're so funny. You feel sorry for the quilt that no one wants. I'm the same about cheesy painted ceramics in the thrift shop but I walk on by callously.

But that little quilt is a treasure! The sewing machine looks small, is it?

foxxy said...

That's a neat sewing machine. I've seen a couple of other posts with old sewing machines. Must be a geat collectible.

Reddirt Woman said...

It would be fun to be able to watch you find little gems like these. After I take care of my current quilt debt, I'm going to have to look on Ebay. I love the older quilts for their softness, but my quilt will be soft and cuddlier one day. I'm proud that I will be the one softening it up.

Hugs and happy ebaying!

Helen

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

love old sewing machines & quilts..yours are fab!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

eBay.. treasure trove ~ the biggest in this world! hehehe.. amazing what you can find in eBay.. I am big fan of eBay and your sewing machine is a great find! have a great weekend!

Keetha Broyles said...

Today is Singer Day!!! I posted mine today too, and so did a BUNCH of others. (Well, technically, that was yesterday - - - but who's technical!?)

Neabear said...

I see you are one of the others who posted a sewing machine for VTT. I was told there were others besides me. Happy to find yours. The first sewing machine I ever owned was a Riccar. It was a much new version than the one you have there of course. I know longer have it. I forget what happened to it. Now I have 3 Singer machines with the one I posted my most recently acquired one.