I almost forgot I added another toy sewing machine to my collection. The machine measures 8 1/2″ long, 5″ wide and 7 1/2″ tall. Also marked Gesch M 1449 Made in Germany British Zone. The Allied powers who defeated Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during the period 1945-1949. Since this machine is engraved British Zone I would say it was made during the allied occupation making it approximately 65 years old.
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit the South Bay Quilter Guild 2014 Show in Torrance, California. The show is one of the smaller shows here in Southern Cali, but not to lack in quality. The quilts were beautiful and ranged from all type of designs. They had a nice variety of vendors in their vendor mall. I purchased a new carrying case for my Singer Featherweight and yes some fabric. I will post more later on my fabrics and projects bouncing around in my head.