Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Little Blue Sewing Machine

I'm joining everyone over at Little Red House for another
beautiful Mosaic MondayCome on over and see all the pretties!

Blue Monday has rolled around again over at Smiling Sally!
Come on over and bring your BLUES with you!

I pretended to be a seamstress as a kid.  I wasn't very good at it, but I sure had a lot of fun.



It  used to have a little crank handle, but somewhere over time it has disappeared.







Thanks so much for stopping by for both of these weekly parties, hope to see you again soon.

36 comments:

  1. ha, love that last shot :)
    Great post!

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  2. You are making me wonder what happened to my little machine. Hmmm. :)

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  3. Cool comparison. I would think the newer models are so much easier to use.

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  4. Nifty post, Candy... I did a double take when I saw it! That little snippet of fabric is almost exactly like the fabric I used in junior high for my very first sewing project... a sundress that would have been right at home on The Nightmare before Christmas. My sewing wasn't too bad, but my cutting lacked. Alot. It made me chuckle to think back to those days... thanks so much!

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  5. Great pictures. I never had a small sewing machine, my Mother said I was to use her treadle. Wish I had that machine.

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  6. Terrific post ... what a great little sewing machine! I remember the old Singer treadle that I was allowed to use at my Grandma's! Lovely memories.

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  7. What wonderful pictures of the Singer!!! I have a treadle sewing machine in the family room and "she" still works! Wishing you well! Cathy

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  8. Cute little machine. I bet the new one does a better job.

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  9. What a fun mosaic and post! I wonder what happened to Granny's treadle machine?!!!

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  10. Wow, that really looks ancient, never seen anything like it. Very interesting!..Christine

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  11. What a cute little machine...and I love the photo with the new machine~ perfect!

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  12. Love it! So cute and that last shot is priceless!

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  13. Great article! I love the old sewing machine. I own an old Singer with the turn wheel/foot pedal. Your blog is excellent.

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  14. Wow - times have changed! This is a fun post.

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  15. Great photos! My grandmother had a similar sewing machine but hers was bigger.

    My Blue Monday.

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  16. Awesome sewing machine and images! ~Diana

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  17. Cute! Those are great photos :)

    Have a wonderful day! Be sure to visit my blog for a great giveaway!

    Sarah
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  18. Wonderful photos! You have such great ideas. Very charming old sewing machine! A very pretty collage too.

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  19. What a sweet little machine and the memories to go with it!

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  20. What a wonderful little machine!

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  21. My grandmother was a seamstress and I love sewing. I had a vintage sewing room put into my house this spring, love sewing in it. What a great little machine. Love it.
    Happy Blue Monday, the Kind of Blue that I like! My Blue Monday Link for you
    Thank's for the lovely music a great start for this early hour.

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  22. I would never have guessed it was that tiny! Such a fun post.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  23. Omigosh, how wonderful! This just made me smile like crazy. Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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  24. Oh my! My little blue sewing machine is so proud to have garnered all this attention! Thank you all for coming by on this Monday party day!

    Elaine - I love that fabric! about 12 years ago I made a whole slew of blankets and pillows for my firstborn grand daughter's baby dolls. A sundress? Well perhaps you should have done a tablecloth instead??? LOL I do soooo remember those horrible sewing classes - all that pulling out of boo-boos and working for perfection instead of making something easy and practical!

    Grandma's treadle machine.....oh yes, both of my grandmothers had them. Had my dreams for grandma's machine, but my cousin got to it first! LOL

    And Christine ..... "ancient" ..... well yes it is ancient, but then so am I! I've had it for about 60 years. Santa brought it to me when I was about 5!

    Candy

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  25. What a treasure! I love it!

    Happy Blue Monday, Candy! Check out my book giveaway.

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  26. That machine is really an oldie. I am sure in its day, it was a really stunning shade of blue.

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  27. wow what a special little machine probably worth its weight in gold

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  28. I loved this...your photos are awesome..:)

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  29. What a sweet memory you have sparked. My MIL had one of these little sewing machines. It disappeared when her home was sold.
    I'm impressed that you have all these mementos from your childhood. Your mom is a jewel to have kept all of these childhood treasures .

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  30. Love this post. Great past and present display. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  31. Pretty material and I love your post. Happy Blue Monday!

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  32. amazing blues.
    have a fun Monday!

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  33. Oh, my goodness, Candy.....I have the same little sewing machine from my childhood pretend sewing, but mine is not an exciting blue like yours. Mine is the typical old black Singer ....but the handle is still working. It is one of my “treasures” as I call them. I love your precious blog look forward to returning to visit you in the days to come.

    Hugs,
    Genie
    buttonsforbaga

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  34. Ohhhh - you surprised me! I love the little machine next to the full sized one - so clever! Hugs, Patti

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  35. Thanks to all of you for coming by to see one of my childhood treasures! And I do appreciate all your sweet comments.

    Sarah, I'm the one who kept all this stuff ..... moved it from place to place with me from the time I went to college. I always needed the comfort of my "things" near me.

    Candy

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