I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, two Essex and one Singer 20. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Monday, 19 October 2009

ANOTHER PLATE FOR MY COLLECTION

I haven't mentioned this before, but along with sewing and quilting, I am a collector of old chinaware. I just love old plates, bowls, platters, jugs, sugar bowls etc etc. In my home I have a very long and winding china rail, it goes all the way around my open plan lounge/dining area and I still have plenty of room up there!

Yesterday, my husband and I took a drive up to Fernvale to the markets - he bought a new log splitter handle (as you do) and I bought a plate!.. of course! If you are in Brisbane and have time, a trip on a Sunday morning to these markets is well worthwhile, they have just about everything you could ever want! It's a great place for plants.

I was very excited to get the new plate, as I was almost 100% certain that it matched a platter I already owned...... and it did!!

The first picture is the new plate and underneath is the one I already owned.

On a quilting note, I've got my shopping list ready for the craft show on Wednesday, can't wait!

Happy Sewing!

3 comments :

  1. Your plate is lovely. Do you use them or just display them? I got some beautiful plates from my mother in laws home. I try to use them on holidays.

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  2. Great buy. You're a bit like a bus aren't you? No posts for ages then 2 come along at once!

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  3. Hi Nancy,
    Yes, I use a lot of them - but also have a few up high on the china rail for show. Now and then those ones come down for a lunch or dinner. I keep collecting more, but one day I will have to stop! I also collect old Linens - fancy work we call it - I love old embroidered tablecloths, tray mats, table runners, duchess sets etc etc.

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