Saturday, March 29, 2014

Another sewing machine!!!

Today was another auction in Osage County. . . Missouri that is. 

Let me show you a few things that were there. 
 A double wedding ring quilt top.

 A double wedding ring quilt. (It had a few stains.)

 A nice hand quilted churn dash quilt. It had a really neat big flower printed back. 

 A complete featherweight, including original grease tube and oil can. It sold for $225. 

 A lonely featherweight in a card board box. It sold for $175.

 Tons of vintage 36 inch fabric. 

Feed sacks, now these knocked my socks off. They were divided into 5 stacks and sold per stack. They brought right at $500 for all 5 stacks. 

Some of this vintage fabric came home with me. However it's not for me. It's for my friend Mara. 

 Trading stamp books, most were full ones too!

I drooled.  I'm sure it cleans better than my HE washer that is agitator free!

 Crocks, crocks, and more crocks.  

 The one he's holding went for $135.

 This one sold for $170.

This Western 15 gallon sold for $165. There was an 8 gallon Western with fruit markings.  It sold for $135.  A 12 gallon Western with the mother in law tongue markings sold for $150. A 12 gallon Western with complete handles sold for $110. 

The blacksmith bought this knife. His dad worked for Eagan Tire company in the 50's and 60's. It was a knife just like the blacksmith was given one Christmas. He lost it years ago, but now he has a brand new one! 

I saw the thimbles and since they were also an advertisement for Eagan, I bought them too. Inside of each holder is thread, needles, and safety pins. 

 This is what I came home with for Mara. 

These 3 pieces I pulled out to show you their sales tag. The first one was from F. W. Woolworth Co. 2 yards at .39 cents. The middle one was from J.J. Newberry Co 5-10-25 cent stores for .35 cents a yard. The striped one is also from Woolworth's for .39 cents per yard.

The next 3 pictures are of fabric I did bid on for myself, mainly for the tags. However sadly, I didn't win these. 

South Side Dry goods is the store where I bought the fabric for my wedding dress. However, not in 1945 as this ticket indicates. 

I am now the owner of sewing machine #11.  This is a Singer 301. I thought that would complete my set. I have now been told by my sewing machine man Phil, that I really need a Singer 201-2.

Oh well, there is always the sale tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mom and Dad's 69th Wedding anniversary

On this day 69 years ago my parents were married. Mom was 21 years old, and Dad was 31. They were married for 55 years before Dad was called to heaven. 

I love this wedding day picture of them. Their attendants were my Mom's sister, June and her husband Pash. 

It's bittersweet that only Mom is here to remember that day.  So Happy Anniversary Mom, Love you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring has sprung . . . or has it?

With spring comes canning season. Sunday we canned 19 pints of Texas red grapefruits. That was before minus one that broke in the water bath ;(

Then today they are calling for up to an inch of snow!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Maybe the last snow of the winter???

This was yesterday . . . snow and one last sled ride.

Today it was 66 degrees, the snow was gone, and he tilled the garden.

That's Missouri for you!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cha-Ching! S-C-O-R-E - Craigslist

On Sunday afternoon I was busy sewing a t-shirt quilt for an upcoming blacksmith auction. While sewing, I got a text from my 12 year old grandson. He was needing some family tree information for his homework. 

I went to my computer, brought up the family tree and found what I thought he needed. I sent it to him in an email and asked if that was all he needed. 

While waiting for his reply, I though I'd check out Craigslist. Then it happened. For sale: a Singer sewing machine in a black case. The picture told me immediately it was an awesome featherweight. 

There was no phone number to call, you had to reply by email. Immediately, I sent an inquiry, telling the person I would like the machine if it was still available. 

It was then wait, hit send receive, wait, hit send receive, check with grandson, hit send receive. About 3 minutes later, I sent a second email to the seller telling him this was my second email if he would call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx.  Almost immediately, he called. He said yes, he had the machine and if I didn't want it he had someone else who did. He said however, I was first in line. I asked for his address and told him I'd be right there. 

My heart was racing as I drove the 15 miles to his house. (I might have been racing too!)

His cute little boy opened the door for me. The father lead me to his garage and there it sat!

He said we are de-cluttering and need to get rid of a few things. He thought it sewed but he said at that price you could get it fixed. I told him I knew of a good repairman!  (Thank you Phil Cox!)

SOLD!!! I paid him the $25.00  and skipped out the door. 


So out the door with me, went this: 

It's a 1954 221 featherweight. It came complete with the original Singer oil can, and the tube of Singer grease in it's original box. 

Thank you Brady, for asking Grandma to help with your home work . . . wait,  did you get all the information you needed?

After all, I had no intention of buying another featherweight. . .

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Catch up time.

My spring break is here.  For the past two months I've been sewing quilt charms. I get so engrossed in sewing those inch and half squares, I do not want to  clean, cook, or take a break. It's now catch up time. 

Last Saturday, Angie (my expert jeweler) and I had a vendors table at a quilt retreat. There were two groups there.  One was from Jefferson City, the Missouri River Quilt Guild; and the other from Columbia, the Boonslick Trail Quilt Guild.

The weather was less than desirable. Cold blowing winds, below freezing temperatures, with a big storm storm predicted. A lot of the ladies packed up early to miss the storm that never arrived. 

We were just there from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. It was so much fun visiting with all the ladies and seeing their talents. I think it's even inspired the jeweler to try her hand at quilt making.

This side was the Jefferson City group (while they were away eating breakfast). I checked out their machines and only found one vintage black Singer.

The quilt on the floor was from a Judy Niemeyer paper piece class that would be taught later in the day.

This is my half of the sales table. I used my 1956 Singer 99 as an attention getter. That it did! It made for some interesting conversations. I also had pictures of my 1919 Singer 66 Red Eye with it's beautiful parlor cabinet. No one had seen anything like it. 

Our table together was quite fun. We got to chat the entire time. We also had Shirley guarding our booth if we were away. See her in the corner. . . the blond. You just had to take one look at her to see that she had shifty eyes!

It was a good day. We both left there with money in our pocket and our belly full. Thank you Guild for inviting us to show and for the nice luncheon.

Here is a special charm block I made for Angie, her son is serving in Afghanistan. I don't know who cried the most, me while making it for her, or her upon receiving it. Thank you Aaron for your service!

I told you how Angie is now in the quilting mood . . . here is a new charm she is making. 

Just so you know, they can break! This is what happened after my basket full of charms fell onto the concrete.

I still have a lot of charms left. If you'd like to purchase one just hop over here and take a look.  I now have the cutest little gift bags to go along with them.

Sew on ~ ~ ~  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New charms!!!!

They just keep on coming. I sew, my friend Angie does the jewelry work. Together we are a team! They measure 1 1/2 inches square. On the back side you will see the paper pattern they are stitched to. Each charm comes signed and dated. 

Remember you click on the picture to enlarge it!

These are $25.00 a piece. If you are in Missouri, the tax is $1.43 each. I mail them priority mail for $5.80 a box. Trust me I can stuff plenty of them for that price into one box. 

I will take cash, check, paypal, and a credit card (plus a fee).

As the charm sells they will be taken off list below. If you do not see the number below, it is no longer available.


I also have a few of the charms left from the first two pages. Click here for page 1, here for page 2.

Come shop at my shop!