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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jan 31 Quilt Cam!

I don’t know where this day has gone – but I know how I’ve spent it – RUNNING!

I’m getting the van all packed up for heading out to the Atlanta Georgia area in the morning….boy, I have a lot of stuff to haul!

I’m glad it’s evening time and I can slow down a bit and piece!

This is Mystic, sent in by Kathleen who writes:

Hi bonnie - my kitten Mystic loves QuiltCam !!  Here's the photo!
I am making a Pineapple Crazy quilt, and he sleeps in the string box and while I paper piece! It's going to be beautiful!
If you look closely at the far LEFT of the photo….there is another kitty hiding as well!
 
Kitties are such good Quilt-Helpers!
 
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As I said this morning…I’m going to be playing with a bit of hand-crank stitching this evening!

This is my Serata machine, and it was manufactured in 1910.  According to those who know more than I do ((Some other vintage machine friends!)) This is a machine made by Stoewer, and badged “Serata”.

The machine has absolutely wonderful decals, even though the main bed decal has a serious case of pin  & scissor rash:

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Lion decal on the bed.

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This machine is one of the early ones to have reverse stitching capabilities!

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Beautiful handle design of inlaid wood.

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Beautiful cover detail!

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Turned corner adornment – and a fancy key to lock it all up!
The shape of the cover reminds me of a loaf of bread :c)

Want to come join me?  Bring a project!  I’m turning on the cam in the studio for a while!

You can leave a comment in the comment section below, or leave one in the guest book by clicking the blue guest book button in the left hand side bar, While I can't answer them all ---I do pick randomly and try to answer questions and comments as I sew!

I've got to leave early in the morning -- so I"ll probably only go until 10pm tonight ----

40 comments:

Sandra Henderson said...

Hi Bonnie!~
So nice to be able to visit with you tonight. We will miss you while you are traveling. Sorry I won't be able to see you in Macon... Dallas says hello!~

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Wow, love the case-looks like it got left in the cupboard while the machine was in use! That baby sounds sweet!

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

my daughter walked into the pole of a handicap parking spot while texting! No stitches, but a good bruise!LOL

Deb Marshall said...

Hi Bonnie

Greetings from upstate NY. I got great news yesterday a spot opened up in your May class in Glens Falls, NY in May. Early Happy Mother's Day to me! Cannot wait to meet you in person. Have a safe trip tomorrow.

Deb Marshall said...

Hi Bonnie

Greetings from upstate NY. I got great news yesterday a spot opened up in your May class in Glens Falls, NY in May. Early Happy Mother's Day to me! Cannot wait to meet you in person. Have a safe trip tomorrow.

Andee said...

Let the weekend begin! I am pulling fabrics for your next mystery..just got my Quiltmaker and can't wait to get started!

amidthismoment said...

Hey, Bonnie. When I'm chain piecing, my thread tends to break between the pieces. Changing the needle doesn't make a difference, and my tension is good. Do you have any ideas of what I'm doing wrong?

-Bobbi

Kate said...

So cool to see my kitten photo on your blog! Mystic thinks he is a star now... Asked if he gets residuals! Have fun quilting, Kathleen and Mystic

Mary said...

Hi from Ontario Bonnie. Tonight I am actually machine quilting a baby bargello from your bargello direction, wonderful to be doing it with you on screen.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Any update on the venue for your retreat later this year in NC? Need to check my calendar and airfares!! Linda

Valerie said...

Hi, Bonnie. Watching with my grandgirl before she has to get to bed. Needs a good rest for her big 8th birthday tomorrow! She likes your handcrank machine. She got a vintage Sew Easy for Christmas from me!

Rosemary Youngs said...

I have never seen a hand crank sewing machines before. That is just so awesome, I'm so glad that you are using different Sewing machines, Thank you so much for inviting us into your home and sharing your knowledge with us.

AmyDe said...

Thanks for sharing the hand crank machine. Do you find yousf fliling for the foot pedal like after driving a manual transmission for a long time and then stomping for the clutch when you're finally in an automatic? Just made me giggle to imagine.

Christy said...

Bonnie-
Thanks for Quilt Cam tonight. You got me to sit down and sew some more on a twister 30's quilt tonight. I hope I'll get another couple of rows done!
Sew On!!!

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm watching for the first time and having a great time.
I bought a Singer hand-crank 1915 model at an antique store a few months ago. I love it!
http://foothillsofthegreatsmokymountains.blogspot.com/2012/09/yay-for-old-and-cranky.html

Mallorie Anderson said...

Still working on addressing envelopes by hand for a block swap. Finished the quilt top I started on the treadle during last quilt cam and another half dozen easy street blocks finished!

Oh a funnier note was running through the house playing tag with Payton (7) and slipped causing me to faceplant on the floor! I'm perfectly fine but it took a good 5 min to get up since both my hubb, payton and myself couldn't stop laughing ;) Perhaps I should act like an adult and not run in the house lol......

Sally simplestitches said...

Hey Bonnie. Weather in MI is cold cold cold! Good night to stay in and sew. Working on finish quilting with invisible thread. ACK!!! Love the hand crank.

Faith Kayajian said...

Bonnie - Just sewed the last border on Easy Street - I loved this mystery. Next project will be Scrappy Trip around the world. Can't wait to get started on that. Thanks for all you share with us all.

Faith in Maine

Colleen said...

Hey Bonnie! Colleen in Lewisville. I hope I get to sign up for the retreat. I have never done one before. I'm sewing a handbag for a secret pal tonight. BTW there are at least 7 great quilt shops I know of in Greensboro, Winston- Salem, and High Point as well as all the good antique malls and thrift shops.

hispatchwork said...

I also have a SERATA hand crank and I love sewing with it. My 4 yr old dgd loves to sew with it too. Doing some hand sewing while watching quilt cam tonight with her.

Mary said...

Beautiful Hand crank! Love the wood turned corners. I'm reading a book called the Basement Quilt. Funny, you're sewing in your basement. Could I convert my Bentwood "tombstone" that is missing the knee control to a hand crank? I just heard the e-mail while I am commenting, please post it for us.

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

Hubby and I are spending a couple of relaxing weeks in FL. You said to find something to do while quiltcam is on so I'm working on some hand embroidery. Thanks for all you do for us.

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P.S. I bought a piece of fabric today to use as the outer border on my Easy Street. Will get it finished soon after getting home.

Ann Mary Wagner said...

"There's Always Tomorrow" is from "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - the claymation film. The misfit toys sing it.

Still working on Easy Street, trying to finish it this weekend.

Ann Mary in IL

Lady of the Cloth said...

Thanks to your influence, I got a repairman out today to get my treadle running. It is a beautiful old Standard brand and Ican't find any info on that rand. Have you seen one before?

BetsyE said...

Loving the QuiltCam! At Trader Joes, our favorite is the frozen Orange Chicken... Yumm!

Julie Benefiel said...

Hi Bonnie! Found a 1917 Western Electric machine at a flea market. Have you ever seen or hard of this? The motor hums but is locked up and it weighs as much as a boat anchor! Priced at $35 what do you think?

Lisa Shenk said...

Trader Joes has honey roasted sesame cashews for $5.00 a pound, if you love cashews, you will love these! I love TJ!

It is 12 degrees here and I am in my basement like you, working on my fabric stash. I started years ago doing your scrap control system, and then life got busy. My sewing room has been out of control and since Christmas I have been trying to get organized, and have over 3 shopping bags of scraps pressed and ready to cut! Have a great trip!

Helen Anne said...

It's fun to see the hand crank machine. Does it have a stitch length setting or does your speed impact the length. I'm appliqueing J from a Christmas A-z quilt. Jingle bells

Colleen said...

The tomorrow song is sung by Rudolphs girlfriend Clarissa to him in the classic Christmas video. What is the magazine the new mystery is in? I think I may have ordered the wrong digital version. Oh we'll. the more the merrier.

QuilterLaura said...

The song you're thinking about is from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, the old version with Burl Ives. My Quiltmaker arrived today, yay!

Joyce said...

"There's Always Tomorrow" is from Rudolph. Joyce from Maryland

Sandie said...

Bonnie, the "Ear Worm" you have stuck in your head is the song "There's Always Tomorrow" sung by Clarice in The Classic claymation version of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer on tv every Christmas. Trying to get into your workshop in Pa this April, but don't know if they will allow me to join them yet or not. Would love to take another class with you even though I haven't finished the Smith Mtn morning I started last year with you in Columbus at Quilt Beginnings!

Lisa Shenk said...

YES!!! I heard you, and you are so right! I have been on the burnout wagon since Christmas, which is why I am enjoying playing with my scraps!

Joen Perkins said...

Thanks Bonnie, I really needed your pep talk on taking time for myself. I have been a little slow getting back to customer quilts because I just haven't wanted to do them. lol have a great time this next week with all those blessed ladys you are going to teach.. thanks again. love your crank. will have to get mine out a give it a test run. Still have to get my shuttle machine out and try that. you are an inspiration.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Yee-Haw! Got the top for Texas Tumbleweed DONE and it has the strip pieced border on it that I had made for Tulip Fields and looked too heavy for that top! So, looks great on TT and only have 8 string blocks left over!
Have a safe trip and we will be waiting when you come back!

JaneB said...

Just caught the last 15 minutes or so of quilt cam tonight. Thanks again for spending your time doing this for us. After dinner tonight ill be listening to a Gonzaga University men's basketball game on the radio and piecing together East St blocks using your webbing technique.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Stay tuned...!! :)

Carol Stearns said...

That machine is beautiful! You have taken something that would have ended up in a dumpster somewhere and turned it into an heirloom! 103 years old! Amazing.

scrappy; said...

What a beautiful wood cover - amazing. Thanks for sharing. I always miss quilt cam cause hubby and I like to eat dinner at that time, and we NEVER miss a meal! LOL Have a great trip - cannot wait to see your iphone-o-grams.