Yesterday dawned into a blustery scene of snow blowing sideways.
Big flakes, just coming on down.
It didn’t last long, but it was enough to make me as giddy as a school girl, making plans to stay inside and sew all day while the weather did whatever its agenda entailed.
Soon, big flakes turned to small ones, then just to little ice crystals coming down, and then all together it stopped.
By afternoon what white frosting our world had was gone, and I was so glad I got this photo.
The first Snow Day Sew Day of this winter for me.
Top assembly by treadle!
The top was already sewn into rows, with the rows still joined by chaining threads (See my Webbing to Top article under the Tips & Techniques tab at the top of the blog) and all I needed to do was join the rows to each other. I chose to do so by treadle!
Indian Star Decals!
The 'Indian Star' occurs as a bed decal on Singer machines which were intended for sale on the Indian sub-continent. The eight-pointed star has the name 'Singer' on each point in a different Indian language.
The languages represented moving clockwise from 1 o'clock are:
Onya, Singhalese, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam (or Tamil), Urd
My machine was manufactured on September 30th, 1941. It says made in the USA, and was found here in NC, no evidence of it having been sold on the Indian continent.
A sign of the 40s – black hand wheel instead of chrome. You’ll find this on featherweights too, that the chrome handwheels of the pre-WWII era change to black as chromium was used in war efforts.
It’s a center!
But it looks unfinished. It just needs something –
Piano Key Borders going on!
Oh, so much better!
Photo taken from the top of the stairs!
I fit one more top finish into 2016. Boy, didn’t that feel good?
Today we are off to Virginia to take a second look at the one property we really liked. We hare having a pizza bake to celebrate our New Year’s eve – tomorrow it will be here. Are you ready?
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage hexagon quilt shared by @photokevin74 .
Just as our quilts will live on long after we will, how we treat orhers lives on as our legacy by those who felt the ripples of our actions. Remember, it's all about the ripples - they go on and on!
Have a Happy Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!