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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"They Say it’s Your Birthday, Dah Na NaNaNaNa!"

This little cutie pie was sent to me by a friend this morning…isn’t she cute!?

At first I thought it was Shirley Temple ---but I'm not so sure.  Still -- check out that cutie-pie hand crank machine she is sewing doll clothes on!

Oooh.  I want one!

And because it’s my birthday ---I’m headed out for a massage..whoowhoo. 90 minutes of bliss!  I scheduled it for this afternoon because it was the best way to spend my birthday that I could think of…

Except for this:

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I have a date to go meet this little lady.

She’s been on Craigslist for a long time…it keeps popping up and no one has snapped her up yet.

It could be because her cabinet is not in great shape:

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Ahhh yes, the proverbial ever-present potted plant ring on the top says it all!  It’s hard to find a treadle cabinet that has NOT had a potted plant put on top of it.

I’m not saying she is coming home with me….but.  It can’t hurt to look, can it?

Especially on one’s birthday --- when it’s directly on the way to a massage appointment?

I’ll let you know more at Quilt-Cam time tonight! 

Our winner of the Quiltmaker Magazine, Charm Pack and Seam Guide will also be drawn tonight!

Don’t you love birthdays?  I do!  Especially when they are mine!

39 comments:

NancyB85374 said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie. It sounds as though you are having a great day. That machine looks beautiful.

colleen said...

Happy Birthday
I would pass on that sewing machine.... only because I stay with round bobbins .....I have only one long bobbin machine is was my grandmothers and its a vertical feed Davis no feed dogs the needle/pressure foot move the fabric along its a treadle. So we could sewing machine shop together you'd have all the long bobbin machine and we could flip a coin over the others that interested us. Oh we'll not going to happen as I am in California and you are in well all over, ha ha
Enjoy your birthday today and enjoy each day as it comes
Colleen

Terri in BC said...

I can't think of a better way to spend your birthday - I hope you have a great day! That cabinet looks the same as mine, right down to the potted plant ring. The cabinet has been sitting empty for 20+ years but I'm picking up a treadle machine head this weekend to fit in it - no thanks to you ;o)

AllyJo said...

Blessings and sweet favor to you this coming year. Happiest of birthdays dear friend and mentor and all things fabrically yummy

Sandi said...

Happy birthday Bonnie, I hope you have a wonderful day and find more than a few treasures to brighten your day.

Enjoy yourself!

Mary said...

Happy happy birthday. Looking forward to Quiltcam as I've been unable to join in the last two.

Ann Mary Wagner said...

Sounds like a great way to treat yourself on your birthday! Enjoy!

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

So glad you are enjoying your birthday! You so deserve it!!

Judy said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to Quiltcam tonight. Still working on Easy Street.

sophie said...

Her cabinet may be not-so-hot, but she sure is a pretty machine. Enjoy your day!

Bonita Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!! Enjoy your afternoon!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie! Hope all your birthday wishes come true :)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Valerie said...

I saw a machine like that with those exact same decals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Unfortunately, the salty coastal air had made it rust up badly. I hope this one is a good find!

elively said...

Wish I could sing you a Happy Birthday!

Beautiful machine decals. Hope she live up to her looks.

Ellie

DianneB said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!! I hope you have a great massage. I'm celebrating mine as well, spending as much time as I can in my sewing room. I hope you have a fantastic year!

Becky said...

I would grab that machine up in a heartbeat. Learned to sew on a treadle machine. My son and daughter-in-law are massage therapists, so it's pretty wonderful to get a full massage--birthday or not. Enjoy!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday also. Sounds like you're having a little bit more fun than I am. Enjoy your day!

Material Girl said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie, hope you have a nice relaxing day and a wonderful massage... hoping to be able to make it to quiltcam tonight.

Anita said...

Hope you score! Happy, Happy Birthday :) Enjoy your day as I'm sure you will!

ellene said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR BONNIE!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

hehjude said...

I've been away and can't remember if I entered for the gift! Darn, if I enter again, I will cancel my chance right? Oh well....
I went to Edmonton, Canada to see Oprah! She was so funny! What a fantastic lady - she talked about finding your purpose and provided a few reminders that we often forget about as we get caught up in our everyday life. I feel so inspired!
Bonnie, I know you have found your purpose in life, it's evident in the number of fans you have! Have a fantastic birthday and a special year to follow!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!!!!! Hope you have had a wonderful day!

Lakegaldonna said...

Hi Bonnie and a big Happy Birthday to you! I forgot to enter for the drawing and hoping this will get to you in time to enter. Thanks.

Danijela-Jelena Medved said...

Happy happy birthday, dear Bonnie!!! Thank you for bringing us all together! Best wishes from Potsdam, have a great day! Danijela

Aunt LeAnn said...

Happy birthday Bonnie.

Bogga bjútí said...

now I will always remember your birthday because my older daughter is 6 years old to day so happy birthday to both of you or til hamingju með afmælið as we say it here on Iceland ;O)

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie and many blessings for a wonderful, healthy year. We were celebrating my daughter and her son's birthday yesterday.

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Birthday!
I'm so excited about this treadle...it's the same as mine! I love it! I hope you get it!
Can't wait for QuiltCam tonight!

Sandy H said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!! Wishing you a wonderful day! Looking forward to Quilt-Cam tonight.

Bev @ kwiltpharm said...

Uhm, thought you were out of room for any more treadles! I know, can always make room for "just one more"-somewhere! LOL Have a good day and we will see if the treadle goes home with you! Later.

Allison in Plano said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!! I celebrated your day by going to the beginning if the Sale-abration at United Notions today. I purchased five scrap bag in your honor-- just to fill out the color families in my scrap drawers. Have a blessed year and see you in an hour in QuiltCam!!

pattiespea said...

HAPPY bIRTHDAY, bONNIE. i HOPE IT HAS BEEN SO VERY WONDERFUL FOR YOU!I LOVE THE TREADLE MACHINE! i BOUGHT ONE FROM A MAN ON CRAIGS LIST ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. I LOVE SEWING ON IT. IT WAS SO RUSTED THAT IT WOULD NOT SEW AT FIRST, BUT I CLEANED AND OIL SOAKED IT FOR DAYS AND DAYS. SEWS SO NICE NOW.

Eileen said...

That sure looks like a very young Shirley Temple and I love that machine. The top could be refinished. Happy Birthday

Sarah Martin said...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!!!!

Allison in Plano said...

How cute is that birthday greeting your friend sent! Isn't it fun when they keep your collections and line of work you do in mind when they look for things for you? Ahhhh, the treadle . . . she might be my Mary's twin? I hope you had a nice visit with her, got a good price and hauled her prettiness home. We'll find out shortly won't we? We can always "make room" for a lovely treadle. You must rescue her if she's been languishing on your local Craig's List!! Can't wait to hear!!

Andee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bonnie...may it be your best year yet!

Mariana Nortje said...

Hi Bonnie, I can't resist telling you that I have a little machine that is possibly older than the one the little girl is sewing with. I belonged to my aunt that was born between 1900 and 1904 and it sews chain stitch.It does not say singer but looks like one, being black with gold patterns on it. Still in very good nick. I also was given a singer sewing machine as a child, also chain stitch, hardly used I have to confess as even then already I preferred sewing by hand as I do all my quilts now.

Tsunamis said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie and I do hope you take that machine home. A quick sand and a finish and it will be good as new. Love the live feed on this blog, we have people from NZ, Australia, Ireland and USA all on at the same time. Waves to all