Sewing Toys

Day 14

Today is a little departure from my seasonal paintings.  Before I started painting, I was (and still am) a sewist and quilter.  A few years ago, I started collecting toy sewing machines off of Ebay.  They decorate my quilt studio.  We quilters do have quite an ability to justify buying a plethora of things.  Image

Here’s some of my collection.

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More Ebay finds: vintage spools and pincushions.  ImageImage

After a dozen toy machines, gobs of sewing “stuff” and about 100 unfinished, vintage quilt tops, I’ve managed to tear myself away from Ebay,  My husband (and my accountant) are very happy about that!

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Spools

I was able to do a little painting on my recent vacation.  Sewing is a familiar theme and thread is definitely a part of my life.  I doubt I ever leave the house without some thread attached to my clothing.  Some people seem to think they need to point this out to me–as though I should be embarrassed to be seen that way in public.  To me it is a badge of honor!

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