Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All Work And No Play

or is it all play and no work???
Well, in my case I had taken Friday off from work
(because I just think it's wrong to work on your birthday)
so it was play, play, play over the weekend for me!

I was making my Picnic Roll-up by Thimble Blossoms
out of Verna... and now I'm ready for borders...
but since I bought the fabric before I knew what I was
going to use it for...
I didn't purchase any border fabric...
so now the hunt is on!


I also made this insulated tote bag for grocery cold items.
It is going to be one of my projects to teach at the retreat.

The problem with the change of seasons is that I am up early, very early, and
my picture taking isn't so good with the flash and light options.
But I thought I would show you my new toys!

 
I already shared that I love vintage children's sewing machines. 
(this one is from the UK)
Right before my birthday I got a call, which led to a call...
which led to me scooping up on six, that's 6, vintage machines!
The one above is a reproduction... but still cute.

 
I have to try to get another shot of this one... but here it is for now.
It is from Germany pre-WWII.


This one is from Australia, I think.


This little guy is from 1970's USSR.

Ok, I have to share what I paid for them... you won't believe it!
The lady just wanted to get rid of them and sold them to me, the lot, for $30!
Happy birthday to me!
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23 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

WOW...what a deal!! Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY...sounds like a wonderful time was had doing what you love!!!

PunkiePie said...

GREAT deal!! The stars were all aligned for you that day! I should have taken today off but I'm taking Friday off instead. :)

FabricandFlowers said...

Adorable sewing machines. I have some Verna that I'm too chicken to cut up yet. I love it so.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow what an incredible deal!!! Sounds like the best birthday yet!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow! How lucky! I'm sure that made your day! They all look marvelous. And so does the quilt top! My DH always says I'm 'playing' when I say i have to 'work' on a project. LOL :-) Have a good night!

Strlady said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Looks like you have your share of a good time over the weekend. You look like you made out like a bandit on your machines which is always nice but especially nice when it's your birthday!

carol fun said...

Love the quilt and totally agree that one should get to play on one's birthday - as for the sewing machine - OMG -- what a great deal - one is cuter than the next - Happy stitching -

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your quilt and what a clever idea with the bag!
Lucky lucky you, with those gorgeous sewing machines!

Kim said...

Happy birthday to you indeed! What a lucky gal! It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday this year--and you deserve it too!

Quilts and Cats said...

I won't mention how old I am but I have NEVER worked on my birthday! Like you said...it's just wrong! Your quilt is looking great and what a deal on the sewing machines. That's a definite HAPPY birthday gift to yourself.

Joanne Lendaro said...

A gal should not have to work on her birthday! Happy Birthday, btw! Love all of your fun new toys...thanks for sharing!

Annette said...

That is amazing! The machines are so cute. Happy Birthday!

Sharon said...

What a great birthday deal! And I love your quilt! Happy Birthday!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What??????????what? you are kidding me. I can't believe that. Well I'm glad they went to someone that will appreciate them. Nice!! Love the quilt and LOVE the bag.

Stacy Kraft said...

I love the insulated tote bag! I wish I was going to your class!!

John'aLee said...

Happy Birthday girlie!! Hope you have a special one!

Staci said...

Those sewing machines are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Your Verna quilts is wonderful!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday indeed! I totally agree that a girl should never have to work on her birthday and I have gotten through almost 40 years of practicing the same. What a great treasure trove you found - how cool to have the international sewing machines. They are really cool. Hope it was a fabulous day for you!

Ginger Patches said...

I NEVER find deals like that...how awesome for you :) I LOVE the Verna quilt...so beautiful!

Vesuviusmama said...

Holy Happy Birthday, Batman! What a great present for yourself - not just the machines but the day off, too. I, too, think it is wrong to work on your birthday. Unfortunately, mine falls during busy season at work. Ugh! Your quilt is looking great!

Jean said...

NO WAY!!!! How great for you!!!
I had one that was somewhat similiar to the singer black one when I was a kid... I just can't remember if it was a singer or not!
Darn, if I only had it now!
On my mom's b/day I won a card of buttons from a designer... cause I guess how many buttons in a jar... 76... same age as my mom!
Today is my son's b/day... hmmm guess I had better look around for some sort of contest!
Hope you had a great birthday!

Jean said...

Too funny.... a whole batch of your machines are singers!!! O.K. I'm thinking mine was red... what's not to like! Anyway... have a great day!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Sinta - what a GREAT deal! Love them all - enjoy!!!