Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm a great aunt to baby Isaac here he is sporting a new quilt. he is growing so fast,he is 14 lbs now.

and she said

Elias Howe info
Posted by: "lynda.burns" lynda.burns
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:13 pm (PDT)
I found this interesting timeline of sewing machine
history at

1826 Henry Lye receives a patent for a device for
sewing leather

1830 Barthelemy Thimonnier uses a wheel-driven rod
to drive the needle up and down

1834 Walter Hunt devised a double-thread shuttle
machine. (He also invented, but failed to profit
from, the safety pin!)


1849 Benjamin Wilson introduces an automatic feed

1851 Issac Merritt Singer invents and introduces
the first sewing machine scaled for home use

1854 Singer is issued a patent for the home
sewing machine. Allen Wilson develops a
reciprocating shuttle, then goes into business
with Nathaniel Wheeler to produce a machine
using a rotary hook instead of a shuttle

1856 A Patent Combine is formed with all
of the above mentioned inventors, plus a
few more! They would all share in royalties
in creating the sewing machine. Elias Howe
donated much of his royalty money to
preserve the Union from dissolution
during The American Civil War (1860-1865.)

1889 The first practical electric sewing
machine is introduced by the Singer Sewing
Machine Company.

Just think, each of these men working on
his own, with no internet or communication,
figured out a piece of the sewing machinery
puzzle to allow us to be able to sew
and quilt with such ease! We salute them
all, but especially Elias Howe!

In the early 1800s, everything--garments,
linens, clothing and outer wear--was hand
sewn with needle and thread. Elias Howe
invented a way to make clothing and bedding
in much less time when he patented the
first practical sewing machine in 1846. The
speed and efficiency of his machine must
have seemed awesome. The thrill of having
such a labor-saving machine in the home must
have been a real kick! The previous sewing
machines had all been for industrial use.

More fascinating sewing machine lore to come....

Create something to honor Elias Howe! Go to for more information.

Lynda in Spokane
Elias Howe group

I have,(My friend Mary, sold it to me, she saw me drooling over it ) A white sewing machine made in 1900 pictures later.

More information on the history of the sewing machine can be founf at

and then she said

I gave this quilt to my friend in Colima her name Zaida, she wants a bigger one now!
When I'm on line I visit many intesting people, thougth I might never get to meet them in person, I can tell you, I relate a lot, I will be sharing some " snipes" from my e-travels from time to time.

Here is one:

felsmum@...> wrote:>> A few weeks ago I posted that I had finished a quilt for my mother's 80th birthday - she barely looked at it - told me she has enough quilts(?)and put it back in the calico bag I made for it and put in her spare bedroom :(I also had the same experience with my mother a few years ago. I spent a few months gathering photos to put in a photo memory quilt for her. My sisters raved over it. Right away it went to Mom's spare bedroom, not even the guest room.

Lynn in (Australia.)

Yes this happens often, yet we love to share our "craft"thought some people misspell it . lol

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Green Quilting

Here is a close-up of some of them.
it SEAM so easy, why it took me so long, I"ll never know. Uh! I know I have to call in sick more often.


I became the owner of this "Samples of Fabric " a while back, being waiting for inspiration to make something special out of them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Pat Day

Happy St Patric's Day

Just quilting away, or at least trying.

this is Carter's quilt

Colorfull happy blocks, enjoy it.
I used the same fabric for the "Backs" because you the kids are related, so should the quilts. ha!

quilt for Carter

So I have being busy, here is the quilt for Carter,Harold's 2nd grandson, well 2nd in the arrival time cause I know both of them are first in his heart, Congratulations to all proud parents and grandparents.

Carter is on his left arm, I think.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

quilt for a baby

This quilt was made for Kim's first baby, a boy named Asa. I just mail it last Wednesday, I hope they like it.

Here you see my friend Harold,whith grandson, his daugther ( kim) ( the baby's mom )

Quilt for a baby.

wall hanging !

I made this for my Friend Evelin, she loves birds, I get to fill her bird feeders while she goes out of town. I hope she likes it.


string scraps

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