Sunday, October 21, 2007

My Sewing Collectibles

I thought I would take the opportunity today to take pictures of some of my toy sewing machines and other sewing collectibles that have accumulated in my sewing room and any other flat surface I can find!

I have made some progress on the second Yellowstone piece but it is not far enough along so I know whether I like it better or worse than the first. I have had a lot of trouble with the trees and am not particularly happy with them but think that was true with the first as well. Things seemed to go together better in the first piece though. Maybe I have built in too much complexity. I do have a little momentum going though and will try to photo tonight for tomorrow's blog.

Anyway, here are the archives!
The first bunch are the ones that are on the wall of my sewing room which you face when you come.

The second bunch are along the wall on the opposite side of the room.

These are a series of sewing baskets with the Chinese coins on them. I like the patina.

And these are the ones that sit in my guest room which can now be called the sewing room annex as I have quilts in the closet and fabric hiding under the bed, in the closet and under the dresser. These sit on top of an old Martha Washington sewing stand (I think everyone has one of these). This was always in my mother's small sewing room in the old house. I keep it filled with sewing machine attachments and some more notions.

This is my antique wash stand that comes from the Philadelphia area. It is from about 1800 and my mother bought it when we were young. It was one of my favorite things from the old house. On top of it sit many old sewing notions including several attachment boxes from old Singer and an old Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine.

These are more machines in the "sewing machine annex".

And still more!

This is a piece that utilizes some silk paper I dyed and made plus several pieces of hand painted fabric. It just screamed for beads when I was done so they were added as well even though I had never used beads on anything before. It is called Rainforest Leaves.

1 comment:

Priscilla Kibbee said...

wow! I knew you had a lot of these but never realized how many it was.