Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
Sewing Rocker >

Sewing Rocker

Sewing Rocker

Old 06-25-2011, 09:13 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Evergreen LA
Posts: 1,551
Default

My in-laws came for a visit and we got to talking about old furniture. I told them that I've been looking for a sewing rocker. The next day they came back with this! She bought it at an estate sale years ago and never said anything. She didn't even know why there are no arms. She just liked it and bought it. They gave it to me for the new studio and because I like antiques. It was in a 100 year old house when my mil bought it. I'm so thrilled! It needs a little work and I plan to make pillows to make it more comfortable, but I just love it.
Attached Thumbnails attachment-216839.jpe  
fleurdelisquilts.com is offline  
Old 06-25-2011, 09:15 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 471
Default

Sweet! I love those old sewing rockers. I have hubby's grandma's and my grandma's. I like to think of the things done in those rockers. So glad you have one since you really appreciate it.
Novice.for.now is offline  
Old 06-25-2011, 09:16 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
BrendaY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,774
Default

Wonderful old rocking chair! My grandmother used one similar to it, usually on the front porch.

I also remember sitting in a circle of whoever was there at the time, in the yard, snapping beans. The old folks sat and talked in low voices, until way after dark. One of my fondest memories from my childhood in East Texas...
BrendaY is offline  
Old 06-25-2011, 09:31 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
alikat110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 15,138
Default

What sweethearts!
alikat110 is offline  
Old 06-25-2011, 09:42 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 10,357
Default

Lovely, simple piece...glad it is going to be used and loved.
earthwalker is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 02:49 AM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 20,402
Default

Love those old rockers
blueangel is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 03:17 AM
  #7  
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 4,728
Default

Enjoy. I remember my Aunt having one and I don't think she sat in any other chair ever!
emerald46 is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 05:18 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
snipforfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,877
Default

I like my lazy boy!
snipforfun is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 06:25 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
watson's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lakeshore, Ont. Canada
Posts: 2,706
Default

This looks like the chair my GM used to sew in sometimes. Thanks for sharing.
watson's mom is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 08:34 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
New Quilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: In the boonies of So. Jersey
Posts: 1,198
Default

Those little rockers without arms are also called "nursery rockers" and they were used to rock babies to sleep...they had no arms on which to bump the baby's head... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Naomi
New Quilter is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Xstitshmom
Pictures
18
08-04-2011 06:16 PM
Ditter43
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
9
08-08-2010 08:35 AM
sasseyib
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
14
06-03-2010 02:04 PM
watterstide
Main
16
04-08-2010 03:55 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.