Thursday, November 5, 2009

thrifty thursday

This treasure was found last spring. I moved it directly into the basement studio and promptly forgot to take pictures of it. When I would remember, it was always evening and the light down there is bad enough during the day...
Forgive the poor picture quality, but here she is.
A White sewing machine in the cabinet from the late 30's.
It's hard to see, but the foot pedal is actually a knee controlled pedal that's mounted on the right side of the cabinet.
The machine looks like sculpture to me. I love the light and the shape of the stitch regulator. (Which would also be a great screen name.)

When the machine is set up, the top portion of the desk opens up, adding counter space to the left and right. It splits where the left sides of the drawers are.

These are the attachments that came with the machine. (I have them sitting on some leftover foam to keep them from rolling around each time I open the drawer.)
The original instruction manuals were in there too. I also bought this book recently and hope it will prove invaluable with tips on how to use all this stuff.

It runs, but I need to have a technician come out and service it as well as replace the cords which have dry rot. Until that happens, I'm not too comfortable having it plugged into the wall.
I thought I'd put this one up today because I'm finally getting my sewing mojo back after not feeling well for about a month. Next week Chris and I head to NYC to visit my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, B. We'll also get to see with blackbird and K. A stop at Purl Patchwork and my other favorite haunts should have me inspired and raring to sew when I get home.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. This sewing machine talk it's like Chinese to me
2. I currently HATE you for meeting up with Bb&K but I can assure it'll pass. After all I am still fresh from hugging them!
Paola

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I have an antique Singer case with Queen Anne legs - and it has a knee pedal. It was my grandmother's machine and it works great, probably top of the line when it was bought.

Love the White case. Cool!

Have fun with BB