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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day Four Tools

Day Four - Tools

So what's your idea of a tool?

There are lots of types of tools, and I seem to love them all.

Are you looking for a hammer, a screwdriver, or maybe even a drill

Well, I have some of those and you may see some later in the challenge, 
but today
are some of my other tools.
 These are some of my oldest tools
and they have done a lot of work.

I started sewing when I was eight
and I've had some of these tools since then.
I know I've had the pincushion the longest.  It's probably 50 years old.
The wooden spool has been in my collection for probably 30 years.
The thimble is from my best friends mother.
The scissors and tape measure are relatively new,
probably 5-10 years old.

My sewing machine is a 40 year old Kenmore, but it is in an antique
White sewing machine case.
That's the back ground.
The case has a treadle wheel and my boys used to love to make it go
round and round and up and down.

Sewed a lot of clothes with a child on my lap.

is an unframed 6" x 6" acrylic on a panel.

$50 + $6 shipping.


  1. Love your sewing tools! I still have and use my Singer Featherwight that I got as a child over 45 years ago. If was fun seeing your charming painting.

  2. Thanks Pam. I so appreciate your comment. Some of my oldest and dearest friends are in that painting.

  3. You are truly branching out on your subject matter. This is so appealing, I hope you make some greeting cards and prints from this one...So many textures and colors in those items--you handled them wonderfully and pulled off a painting that works so well. Congratulations!

  4. Meredith, it just shows you just never know. I haven't even signed this one because I was so unsure about it. I'm not sure I like it or that it's done. I liked my drawing better than the painting. Yes I am trying to paint a lot of different things I love. That's sort of my theme. When I look at them sitting next to each other on the shelf, they are all pretty different. Thanks for your support and encouragement.

  5. This lovely painting reminded me of my mothers sewing kit. Nice to have a nostalgic moment. When I teenager I made several items to wear. I can remember the hidden zipper as it was called back then- was a breeze to do but the button holes had to be done by hand so a safety pin was used!
    You should paint just the pincushion. It is wonderful!

  6. I don't think I ever thanked you for your comment. Today's blog post is from your suggestion. I so appreciate your direction. Thanks again.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.