Okay…I did it again. I bought another machine. SERIOUSLY….AHH!! Somehow this has to stop.
You might remember I just bought the 15-91 with the wicker in the cabinet…I loved the machine, the cabinet, I didn’t love. I got the machine working nicely and I’m happy with it. I told myself the I could buy a cabinet…not another machine. So I’ve had my eye looking for cabinets…
So here’s the story…
I was in Decorah. I was picking up groceries. I didn’t realize it was garage sale weekend. I had no intention of stopping at sales. I’m trying to not….but seriously, it’s hard for me not to. Then on the way to the grocery store I passed by a sale I ALWAYS stop at. The kids things there are just a little bit above where my grandkids are so I LOVE going to this garage sale. I’m a regular there.
I stopped. I found some things and then headed towards the grocery store again. There was another sale and you know how it goes, you open the flood gates and it floods. I stopped a the sale.
There were a few things there that I would have bought and sold had we still had the booth but we don’t so I didn’t. Then I saw a sewing machine cabinet. It said $10. Hmm. It was the cutest cabinet. $10…well…no. I shouldn’t. I shouldn’t even look…I shouldn’t look. But wait…I said I could look at a cabinet. It’s only $10. If I bought the cabinet I could put the 15-91 in it and trash the machine in it. No this is too much hassle. I’ll have to ask Karl for help. I know he’ll help me but I have too much stuff in my life right now. I don’t need more stuff…even if it’s only $10.
Then the 80 year old lady came up to me and told me this was her machine. She told me this was the one she sewed on. She pulled out the chair. She opened the drawers. The told me the last she used it, she ran great.
Oh my. This is not what I needed. I fell in and asked what kind of machine was inside. My plan was to tell her that I only collect Singers as I saw the machine was green. Then she called her son over to pull the cabinet out. She lovingly opened it up. It was a Pfaff 230.
She told me her daughter told her, “She wasn’t moving THAT machine again.” Then she told me it really did work nicely. Then she said, “It is cute, isn’t it.”
Oh my word.
Then she said, “I can part with it for $7.50 if that would help you.” Bahahahaha. Then she said, “My son can load it for you.”
AHHH. You can guess what I said. I said YES.
So $7.50 later, I am the owner of a Pfaff 230 in the cutest little cabinet.
Take a look at it….It doesn’t even look like there is a sewing machine in there. It totally looks like a night stand.
The chair comes out….Isn’t it cute??
See the side of the chair….There are two drawers in it. How ingenious!!
The cabinet is in pretty good shape. I can fix this up easily…The chair has a rip. I can easily cover that.
Now to see if the old girl runs.
This Pfaff is calling my name and gives me a little diversity as the feed dogs can go down and it has multiple stitches.
I went on Youtube and found this video about the machine. Oh my….
Now after seeing the video, I’m pretty positive I want this girl up and running and in the fleet. I don’t just want the machine only for the cabinet.
So…I managed to carry the cabinet upstairs…I got it plugged in. She made a few rough stitches then chug, chug…and out. It doesn’t work. I’m so sad. I’m not mad at the lady who sold it to me. It could have easily worked the last time she used it. Besides..the cabinet is worth more than $7.50…and I likely could have tried it out while it was at the sale.
Now I’m to decision time. What should I do? Do I take her in and see if she can be fixed. I kind of got attached to her. Do I put a different machine in the case as I really to love the case. Oh my. I need a little time to tinker and measure and see which machines can fit in which cabinets.
I was so excited…and now I’m a little disappointed. I hate making decisions. What would you do??