A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Eeeee….Look at This

My brother and sister-in-law came for a visit earlier this week, and brought me this lovely treasure:

142.Hand crank machine

In almost mint condition, with several  attachments and a locking cover, it’s a perfect addition to my collection.

I hadn’t intended to start a collection, but it’s come about rather coincidentally and I now have 4 antique machines.  The first was this 1895 treadle machine that my mother used when we were young:14


Then about 6 years ago I picked up this 1911 portable at a flea market near Leavenworth WA:

And about 3 years ago a friend found this 1920’s Featherweight gem at a garage sale for a good price, and couldn’t leave it behind.  She already had one, so offered it to any of us at our quilting group, so I snatched it up:


This newest acquisition was apparently manufactured in 1924, belonged to my sister-in-law’s mother, who apparently never used it (so maybe she inherited it from somebody).  And they’re all Singers!

Happy collecting!       Blessings, Peg


  1. I had a similar one as my first machine!

  2. i love my little feather weight.

  3. Very nice, I have a similar machine and it sews beautifully. Very nice collection.

  4. Wonderful photos of your machines.. I have a Featherweight that was never used - I love it and do most of my sewing on it - and I have a treadle machine. So much fun. Enjoy.

  5. Am I the only quilter without an old machine? ;-) Lovely collection!

  6. Wonderful collection! Do they all work? Do you use any of them?