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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Rock Village And Something Old & Useful.

One morning, a friend called me to ask where was I? I replied that I was in my garden. Then she told me that she was on the way to my house with another friend. I then hurriedly stopped my gardening and rushed to take my bath.

When they reached my house, I hopped into the car and we were taken for a car ride and later for brunch. Surprisingly, driver drove through this part of the village near my area which I have not been to. I was told that some people referred to this village as the "Rock Village" in Cantonese.  To prove it, she pointed out these rocks to us.
 There are big rocks beside the narrow road.
Rocks in front of the villages houses.
 Trees growing in between the rocks.
 Banana plants growing in between the rocks.
 Rocks on both sides of the narrow road.
Rocks on both sides of the narrow road.
Today I am joining the Tuesday Treasure meme.
 My late mother in law left behind her sewing machine. Even though it is an old sewing machine, it is still working very well. My hubby replaced the old wooden cabinet with a new one. It can only sew straight stitches and it works with a foot pedal. It is a "Singer" brand sewing machine.
Linking to Tuesday Treasures.

She sews for the poor and generously helps those in need.

She has no fear of winter for her household,

for she has made warm clothes for all of them.

She also upholsters with finest tapestry;

her own clothing is beautifully made -

a purple gown of pure linen.

(Proverbs 31:19-22, TLB)

64 comments:

  1. That is a very old antique Singer sewing machine. Glad you still maintain it well.

    And wow! Your area sure has many rocks around. Hahaha.

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    1. These rocks are in our neighbouring village. First time came to know about those rocks.

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  2. The rock village is very interesting.
    When I was young, I sewed on my mom's old Singer sewing machine and it looks very similar to yours. Life was very uncomplicated then.

    Have a great week Nancy.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Yes, life was very uncomplicated then. Have a great week too!

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  3. I love to go for drives around the countryside. Hubby and I find the coolest places to explore.

    Love that old Singer sewing machine too. They are classics.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. We too love to drive and explore new places. Have a fabulous day too!

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  4. My mother have a sewing machine just like that! I used to sit my the end of the machine, talking to her as she sew clothes for us. You've inherited a lovely treasure:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. It is indeed a very lovely treasure. Your's is a very sweet memory of your time spent with your mom.

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  5. What an interesting rock village. My mother has a similar sewing maching at home too.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I think most of our moms have the same type of sewing machine.

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  6. First off I can see why this area is called Rock Village. Nancy your Singer is a beauty and indeed a treasure. Thanks for joining in this week and please hurry back with treasures from your part of the world.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. I hope I will have some great treasures ready to join in every week. Thank you for hosting the meme.

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  7. My Mum had a sewing machine just like that it was brilliant and never went wrong. Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. This sewing machine model is a very lasting one.

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  8. Nancy, the rock place is interesting... it has a lot of different things to look at xox

    Singer sewing machines are amazing and the older ones were made so well that they last for a really long time. I used to sew many years ago and gave it up when time was limiting me... the sewing machine is still being used to this day xox

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    1. Thank you, Launna. The older sewing machines were less complicated and can last much longer than the newer ones which are more complicated.

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  9. A very nice area with all the rocks. The old sewing machine is a lovely sight. I remember my grandmother having one.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. The old sewing machine is indeed a treasure. Many are still in good condition.

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  10. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a beautiful day!

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  11. We have lots of rocks like these...that is why it is call Rockbridge County. They are always very interesting. Love the old treadle machine. That is what I learned how to sew on. I love them. They are heavy and the best The new cabinet is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Genie. I am sure Rockbridge County is a terrific place. I too learned sewing with this type of sewing machine.

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  12. Nancy I love the rock village. Can you imagine my grandmothjer had the same sewing machine and what is more made by the same company.
    Sinnger was very well known in Poland

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Those days whenever we want to buy a sewing machine it must be a Singer sewing machine.

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  13. Nice old sewing machine.
    Also those rocks are pretty cool looking. They've been around a long time for sure.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. The rocks have been there but we only found them recently because we have never been to that part of the village.

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    1. Thank you, Libby. Have a wonderful day!

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  15. My mother had a similar sewing machine.

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    1. Thank you, William. My mother had one too!

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  16. We used to have one of those sewing machines - rarely used so in pristine condition. It even still have the purchase receipts in the drawer.

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    1. Then it is a real treasure, imaging the purchase receipts still in the drawer! Mine is a well used one.

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  17. Good morning,
    Interesting village.
    I had taken apart my mother's sewing machine (it was not workable anyway)and used the legs as a decorative item!

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    1. Good morning, Elaine. I too have one just with the stand/legs which I used as a flower stand.

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  18. My late grandmother also has this sewing machine, but now, i do not know where is the sewing machine liao...

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    1. Hello Sharon. Probably it must have been passed down to one of her daughters or daughters in law.

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  19. Wow, those are really huge rocks & guess that's how the village got its name. Singer brand, That's a branded antique sewing machine. Last time I have one Butterfly brand which is not very lasting. It's gone now.

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    1. Hello Irene. Those days most household had one Singer brand sewing machine because it was a very popular household brand.

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  20. I love those rocks...wish I had some of them! I learned to sew on a Singer treadle machine. In fact, the cabinet looked like this one.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Yes, the sewing machine cabinet is quite new. The old cabinet was in really bad condition so hubby changed it for me.

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  21. I enjoyed 'our' drive, Nancy, lovely views. And I have a Singer as well, inherited from my grandmother.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia. It was an enjoyable drive. Our treasures remind us of our loved ones.

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  22. The old antique sewing machine is very beautiful.. And the pictures of those rocks are really amazing..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Beena. I agree, old is gold.

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  24. My grandma had a sewing machine just like that one!

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    1. I thing our grandmas or mothers all have the same type of sewing machine, ie. the Singer sewing machine!

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  25. Hello, greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely photos. It is interesting to see houses built between rocks and plants growing in a rocky place. It would have been exciting to go for a ride along the narrow roads through the rocks.

    Lovely antique sewing machine.

    Interesting quote. A fabulous lady who knows her duties and responsibilities and doing good for needy people and her family.

    Very interesting post.

    Best wishes

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    1. Hello Joseph, greetings and well wishes to you too. Its been a long time since your last visit. You must have been very busy. Have a lovely day!

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  26. Wow..that is a lot of rocks for one small place, Nancy!
    I used to use this sewing machine for my school sewing projects. How nice to see that you have one.

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    1. Hello Sharon, I too used the same type of sewing machine for my needlework class in school.

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  27. Indeed a rocky village,probably once stood a limestone hill there

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    1. Hello Thomas, it could have been. Surprisingly, they just left the rocks there.

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  28. Hi Nancy,
    My late mother had that same old beautiful antique sewing machine too. Not sure where's the sewing machine now....
    Interesting rock village.

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    1. Maybe the sewing machine had been inherited by one of your aunties or it was no longer usable.

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  29. rock village is neat! i bet the kids love climbing all over them!

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    1. Thank you, Tanya. When I was a kid, I loved doing that.

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  30. Very nice Lookin banana trees among the rocks. My mother also had a machine of this brand. Regards.

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    1. It is very interesting to see banana tree among the rocks. Have a lovely day!

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  31. The rock village is very interesting to see, and what a gorgeous old sewing machine.

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  32. "Rock village"... haha descriptive name. The non-Cantonese name isn't the same thing?

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    1. I think my friend referred to it as "sek tau chuen" or rock village.

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