Saturday, July 26, 2008


Be still my heart!!!
Lookie lookie!!!! My neice stopped by for a little visit, this afternoon. She saw my old Singer machine sitting on the piano- from a treadle machine that I use as a stereo table. Then Rosemary begins to tell me about this cool old machine she saw. It was in a cabinet and it was black. My ears pricked up, I can tell ya. I made a call to that sweet man of mine- could he stop in at the thrift shop and see if it is still there? "Anything for you, sweetheart." Don't I have a wonderful man? So after work he stopped in- both of us pretty sure it would be gone. I figured if it wasn't there, it wasn't meant to be mine. But there it was!! It is such a beauty. Bill couldn't wait to get it in the house, but had to open it up in the driveway! Not a speck of rust on it, the finish still a high gloss, and it looks like it was never used- I'm gonna remedy that! The wiring needed replacing- which sweet William did in no time, and now I am whirring away on a gorgeous, mint condition(1941) Singer 201!!!!!!! The motor barely makes a sound. The cabinet is gorgeous, with burl wood and curved legs. I had mentioned to Rosemary that I would have paid her back for it if she had bought it. But Rosemary hates shopping(weird, I know.) and she didn't buy it. I did. Or rather Bill did- I owe him, big time. $30 bucks!!!!! Now how am I going to sleep knowing that machine is out there waiting for me to come out and play?

8 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like some piecing is called for on that new machine as a thank-you for Rosemary for telling you about it! What a steal of a deal...

dot said...

AWhat a sweet deal. You are a very lucky lady.

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

I picked up a machine in very similar condition--it needs new wiring, cabinet not included. I'm going to research it now to find out when she was "born" and see if I can get my sweet hubby to wire it for me. Isn't that are engineers for, anyway? :) Either that or find a treadle cabinet and fix her up to treadle.
Enjoy!
Karen

Joyce said...

What a low price for such a pristine machine. The cabinet in in wonderful shape too. I bought a nice one but the cabinet is in pretty bad shape. Somebody cut off the two bottom drawers. Strange, I know. Yours is just gleaming.

Darcie said...

OOOOHHHH!!! Shreeks of delight for you here in ND!!!

I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of this beauty than you, my Nines! What a story! Sweet William and Rosemary -- the herb of loyalty and remembrance -- did you well!

You won't be doily making today, will you?! Lotsa hugs from me, whatever you're doing....

Julia said...

Wow!!! What a great deal!! Lucky you, you deserve it!!!! Can't wait to see the beauties you create with this.

Connie W said...

What a find, how exciting! Looks terrific...happy sewing.

Michele said...

Such a lovely thing! I have just recently purchased an extremely similar one! Isn't it exciting?! I have yet to test mine out, though. I hope I'm as lucky as you in the operating department. Congrats!