Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Treasures....

I am so excited to finally have this machine!  It was my great grand mothers and I have heard stories about it through the years but it had been sitting in my great uncles basement and we were not sure what the condition would be after all of the years.  Well it exceeded my expectations and I could not be more happy!

It is a Minnesota Treadle Sewing machine. Manufacture by Sears and from the research I have done it looks like this might be a  "Minnesota C" in a four drawer cabinet with skeletal type frames manufactured around 1900-1910.

My grandmother remembers rocking herself on the treadle paddle when she was around 3years old.
 The belt is broken but I hope to get it replaced soon! I love all of the design work on the machine.

 It still has some of the spools my great grand mother used in the drawers.
 And a well used manual!
 The skeleton key to lock the drawers.
 It needs a good cleaning but I would love to be able to getting in working condition again!

Thanks for all of the responses I have received regarding my new pattern!  I will be getting with you very soon with the details! 
Have a great weekend! Meg

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just in Time for Cooler Weather......

I have designed a new e book/ pattern just in time for Winter for  Sweet & Easy Fleece Hats! I will be needing 3-4 pattern testers that can take photos and write up a short review!  If interested please