Monday, September 30, 2013

Antique Sewing Items Seen Or Bought On Our Vacation

I loved this old "Singer" sign.  It was sold and was headed to California.  This was in one of the many antique stores that we visited on our vacation.  Next to quilting, antiquing would be my second hobby.  I almost hyperventilate when I get close to an antique shop.

Stool made out of wooden spools.

I am always taking photos of things made out of wooden spools.  I believe these will become more collectible because they don't use wooden spools for thread anymore.  Do you think 20 years from now we will see furniture made from plastic spools?!

Shelf made out of wooden spools.

This is my new sewing machine pin cushion.  If you pull on the little red ribbon on the right side the tape measure comes out.

This is also new to my collection of whimsical pin cushions.  I call him a bellboy because that is what he looks like to me.  Do you think he is twerking?

I took a photograph of this sunbonnet sue potholder bag.  I love everything sunbonnet sue!

This is a photograph of a handkerchief bag.  Does anyone use those anymore?

This is a working antique wood sewing machine.  It had a price tag of $4,000.00 on it and was in a glass case.  Can you imagine sewing on this?  I guess it would beat hand sewing back in the day.

This Brainerd, Armstong & Co. spool cabinet was my big purchase on the trip.  I love all the glass front drawers and the mirror in the middle.  It is on a folding table right now because I need to clean out all the drawers. 

Dragonfly in blue batiks.
Dragonfly in brights.
Our new "Dragonfly" pattern is doing really well.  If you do all the dragonflies in a different fabric you can use fat eighths.  I still can't believe how beautifully my friend Rosie quilted it!  It is gorgeous close up!!!!

Tell me about your favorite antique or new sewing supply in a comment to win a free dragonfly pattern.

We will announce the winner on October 7th.

Have a great week!  Amy

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Interesting Antiques On Our Vacation

Bench made from old car parts with a wood slate seat
Loved this bench made from a old Ford tailgate!
My husband and I had fun antiquing through Iowa and a little bit of Minnesota.  I took photos whenever I could of things that I wanted to remember.  I hope you like the interesting things that I found.  I have more but I will do that in another post.
All the drawers to this cabinet are made up of cigar boxes.
Close up of the boxes.
I have never seen a napkin holder like this.  You put napkins in the slots to make up her skirt.
I think they used a chicken coop for the base of this coffee table laminated with old yardsticks.
I loved this bench but it was very expensive!
Suitcase that turns into a table.
Smoke comes out of this guys ears on this ashtray.
Then we saw these things driving by and had to do a turn-a-round to go back and take photos.
Wood carvings in a front yard of the "Three Stooges - Larry, Curly and Mo" golfing.  The giant golf ball is in the middle.
Windmill man
At the bottom of this windmill is this sculpture of a carpenter that saws the log when the windmill above him goes around.
Giant chicken woodcarving.
We had such a good time.  I can't wait to go back!

A Super easy recipe for fall.  Our veterinary hospital staff love these pumpkin muffins.

Pumpkin Muffins

1 yellow cake mix
1 ( 15 oz.) can of pumpkin
1 cup water
Half a bag of butterscotch chips (5 ½ oz.)
½ cup of chopped nuts

Mix dry cake mix, water and pumpkin.  Stir in butterscotch chips and nuts.
Spray 18-24 muffin tins.  Bake 350 degrees 35-40 minutes.

There are no eggs in this recipe.