Thursday, October 12, 2006

He Loves Me!!!!!!

He loves me, he loves me!!!! I just couldn't wait until morning to show you what appeared in my quilting room while I was at work, today!! I helped Tanya set up for a quilt show in Greenville, Ohio, today. A very cute town. I didn't get home until after 6:00, and then the older boys had an evening outing and I needed to make them some cookies to take with them- peanutbutter with peanutbutter chips. Yum! And so it was about 7:00 when Bill asked me if I had found anything in my quilting room... I said, I was trying real hard to not even go out there, this week, because I was under a no-sew rule... but now, I was too curious not to go out there... and I confess to sewing- just a tiny bit. This Electro-Grand was sitting on my sewing table in it's original box!! Oh, what a delight to open it and see that gorgeous blue color!! It is in excellent condition- the chrome could use some attention with some fine steel wool, but other than that- no a speck of lint. Made in Japan. 1950's, I figure. Looks a lot like my Singer 301. It didn't run, at first, but after some fiddling with the screw that moves the motor further away from the wheel, and oiling it from top to bottom- runs beautifully and makes a very straight stitch. I plan on replacing the belt, soon. The cord looks great and I bet the extention cord is the same one they bought with the machine. It reads Electro-cord. Way cool, huh? And you know the best part- other than it's beautiful and runs great? It only cost $4.99 at Goodwill!!!! How could he go wrong?

18 comments:

DubiQuilts said...

Yes, he does love you. Are you going to use the sewing machine?

joyce said...

Wow! THat is an amazing machine at an amazing price.

quiltpixie said...

what a find! hope you gave him a big kiss for that find :-)

JudyL said...

Beautiful machine and what a great price and . . what a great husband to find it for you.

Judy L.

Tonya R said...

wow, what a beauty. and the peanut butter cookies sound yummy!

Sarah said...

Too cool! Please remind Bill that he loves me a little bit too!

We are just headed (hopefully) up to Nashville for a ladies overnight thingy that Naomi's MIL organized and my mom is speaking at. Want to meet me there?

Love you!
Sarah

Darcie said...

OHFORSWEET!!! That Bill. He needs to give seminars on how husbands should shower their wives with goodness. Oh, but you deserve every bit of lovin'!!!

What a cutie...that machine! Perhaps you and Bill will have to set aside a date day for that Goodwill store. Sounds like one should frequent the store often!!!

Happy Friday the 13th!!! Behave!

;-)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Isn't it nice to be loved so much!

Your "new" machine is a beauty!

Dianne said...

Wow, what a find! And what a peach of a husband!

Dawn said...

Oh it is beautiful!!! I love it! What a great surprise!

Elizabeth said...

Nina -- as usual, you came through! I looked at tonya's instructions for the free-hand fans, and it was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thanks to you and to her! And don't tell Sarah... it might be a gift for her! love you! Betty

Sarah said...

So what did you do today - you first sewing day of the week?

It is very easy to mess up binding if you are stressed out! First, you sew it on with too wide of a seam. That means there won't be enough fabric to turn over to the back. Then you try to remedy the problem by trimming the seam a little bit, which makes the binding almost disappear on the front. The you also, accidentally, cut the fabric on the corner and leave yourself a nice hole when you flip the binding over. Then you give up and rip it all off and start over!

Stacy is cooking chicken fajitas tonight, wanna come? We even found some whole wheat, low carb soft shells that are only 1 pt. a piece. 8 grams of fiber! That will keep you moving!

Miss you!

Love, Sarah

Carol said...

Wow! Your husband is a keeper! So is that cutie sewing machine. Have fun!

Lucy said...

What a beautiful machine! And what a sweet husband! That's why we love them so much :-)

Judy said...

It looks fabulous and I realy enjoyed reading all about the wheat and bread! Those rolls are to die for!

cher said...

what a terrific find and lucky, lucky you! yes, you are indeed well loved.

Denise said...

What a find! I'd keep that husband of yours, if it were me!

RevPolymer said...

Hello... I stumbled upon your blog while researching my own Electro-Grand sewing machine. Grandma gave it to me some time ago. I've used it but not for many years and I'm trying to find a manual for it so that I may educate myself about the machine better and "tune it up" (oil it and the like) in all the right places before I fire it back up.
How is yours working out? If you have any pointers or insight on the tune up of this machine I'd love to know it!
Thanks so much!