Sunday, March 18, 2012

Guess What?

There was a new toy delivered to my house on Friday.

It was manufactured in Great Britain in 1952.






Mr. Muddling built a little box for it to sit in yesterday.  I'm hoping to find a table he can adapt for it.
Isn't she a beauty!  



I'm pleased to introduce you to my new sewing machine, the Singer 99K.  She is a 3/4 machine, not as small as a Featherweight, which is a 1/2 size machine.   And no, I did not need  it.  I just wanted it, and it was a really good deal.  I was not even sure it was in real working condition, but I sewed the second row's blocks on the second quilt last night and she did a perfect job of it!  Glory to God!

Now here's where the blog world can be dangerous.  I was wandering around a while back and chanced upon Dora Quilts, and when I read her post about vintage sewing machines it renewed a want-to in me that I've had for a while to own a vintage Singer. Anyway, after reading her blog I went searching on ebay and after watching and waiting I found this one.  And now it's mine, all mine.

I'd really like a treadle machine, too - talk about something I really don't need!  I sewed on one years ago when my son was very small.  The one I used belonged to the manager of the apartments where we lived, and I had a lot of fun with it once I got used to the rhythm of it.

 Here are some pictures of the pretties I couldn't get to load yesterday.  And look at all the plums on those bushes lower right!  I do love Spring!

 This is the first row of the second quilt, sewn on the Janome, and as I said, the second row I sewed on the new/old Singer.
Here are the two quilts, though you can barely see the one on the left.  Still lots to do on them both, but at least I can see where they are going.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs and kisses,

10 comments:

  1. That sewing machine is a gorgeous eye catcher..Those Singer's are the best..love your flowers and quilt..Susie

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  2. WooHoo -- a new baby in the house. She's a beauty!!!

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  4. What a sweet find! Happy spring to you Elaine.

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  5. That new Singer 99K sewing machine is awesome! What a wonderful gift. I love the quilts, too. The fabric and patterns are so pretty. I know you'll have a lot of fun working on your new sewing machine.

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  6. I can imagine all the fun you are going to have with your lovely machine. Enjoy!!

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  7. What a sweet machine, Elaine. I'm hoping this goes through because Blogger is giving me problems (this is my second try).

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  8. Enjoy your new baby. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. You inspired me to make a strip twist quilt too, but mine is not as pretty as yours. I like the solid white fabrics you used for the lights.

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  9. It is darling. Really sweet. It has character. I love my featherweight. You'll love your cute little machine.

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  10. I am so excited for you! I have one that is just like this, it sits in a sewing table. It is the only machine I have and use. I love it because it is sturdy and so easy to work on if it has a problem. You will love using yours! Lovely quilt!

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