Friday, March 5, 2010

Vintage Black Friday

It is the first Friday of the month, so it must be Vintage Black Friday. Today I am linking up with Jill (Gypsy Brocante) at the French Cupboard for this little get together. I wasn't sure what to showcase today, but as I plan on sewing this weekend, I thought that would set the theme.When I was around 8 or 9, my mother gave me this little Singer sewing machine. Unfortunately, she can not recall its history. What I do know is that it has been one of my most cherished possessions for over 40 years. I spent hours and hours playing with it, making doll clothes for my Barbie. I still have the actual Barbie Doll patterns that I used that I am planning to showcase on a future Vintage Barbie post. This was a very happy time for me with my little sewing machine and my Barbie.

I haven't done any research yet on m
y machine and would love any comments that you may have on its year of origin, etc. Thanks for your input.

The Bingo card holds a collection of all black buttons created by my friend Jess. I know we have all seen buttons displayed this way. Jess has given me some cards from her stash and I hope to be playing button, button, where's my button ..... with my own button collection.

Next I have a vintage Crazy Quilt
square from my collection. I found this at a Church sale a few years ago. I absolutely love crazy quilts. Any quilt is a labor of love and example of fancy stitching, but the crazy quilt with all its embellishments, is one kicked-up-a-notch quilt. It is also a testament to the women that sewed before us of recycling and repurposing at its very best.

I know this isn't all black; however, my favorite parts of this square are the black ones. I just love this embroidered flower.

Please be sure to stop over at the French Cupboard to see all the other goodies being shown today.

Also a reminder of the giveaway Melinda at The Alabaster Rose Designs is having. You still have time to enter.
Have a good day.



C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Sherrie, your little black sewing machine is adorable! I an't wait to see all of your Barbie outfits too! xoxo Julie Marie

Mimi said...

Cute mini Singer...that old quilt is beautiful, with all the hand embroidery around each piece of the the embroidered quarter moon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
I love your darling sewing machine. It is so amazing that you have had it all of these years. What a special gift from your mom! I also love crazy quilts. I would love to find a couple for both of my son's beds. But they are hard to come by around here.
Thank you so much for your support with my giveaway. You are such a sweetheart!!!
Talk to you soon, and have a great weekend!

Barbara Jean said...

Such a great vintage black Friday post!
Love your little sewing machine (but, no help with any info. sorry)

Cute Bingo card idea. Where did "Beano" come from?

And your quilt is wonderful!!
Love the stitching on it.
Thanks so much for your visits at my place. I have not been out and about much lately to visit.


barbara jean

Bella said...

Hi Sherri, Bummer about missing link up, I like your post alot! I love crazy quilts and started one many years ago (95%) finished and it weighs a TON! I just posted thursady with a minature singer machine I have. It's that Singer beige/pink color and from the 1950's. I think your is an older model (model 20). Hope that helps your research a little, it's super cute, what a greta childhood memento! Bella

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi...thank you for stopping by! Your post is great and your blog is the name! Looking forward to catching up!

Gypsy Brocante said...

What fun finds for VBF ... the little sewing machine is adorable!! You sewed Barbie clothes? ... I had a pair of scissors, I would fold a piece of fabric, cut a hole for the head, tie a ribbon around the waist and viola another tunic for my doll!! Sad ....

Happy VBF ... thanks for joining!!


The Lone Dollier said...

I LOVE that little singer and the crazy quilt square. Well, let's rephrase that, I love it ALL.

Thank you for sharing and you've got a new follower! Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to your wonderful one.


The Vintage Attic said...

What great memories with have with your vintage singer, and the fact that it still works is awesome.


Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Thanks for stopping by ~ Love Your VBF Post..... What a Treasure You have in the Little Black Singer ~ check on eBay, I have seen them listed before & you may get some good info on it (Not that You would Ever Part with such a Blessing) also Love the way you have Your Buttons Displayed ~ So Clever~

Have a Wonderful Weekend

Joan said...

You have a marvelous post for VBF. I love the miniature Singer sewing machine. That would be in a real special place in my home if I had it. I have my grandmother's crazy quilt in my living room. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sherrie, I have never seen such a tiny machine! How perfect. I imagine it's a collector's item, not that you would ever sell it. Love the black buttons, too.
Have a great week!

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ... Wow that is so wonderful you still have your sewing machine ..!!! What a Great memory to treasure and looks like you took such great care of it. I love the Bingo card ..that's a great idea ..and your crazy quilt is beautiful I have a few myself ..and I just couldn't part with them.

Hope you have had a Beatuiful Weekend ..

Blessings ..Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Laurie said...

Actually, I hadn't seem buttons displayed on a BINGO card, but it is so cute! Can I steal that idea?! I am a huge, huge crazy quilt fan, too!

Mama Holli said...

Okay...........I will take you up on the blueberries!
Love the sewing machine!!!