Remember I told you about meeting up with Mary Jo and going to the quilt shop? (Read it here if you missed it) I had purposely left the house early for our meet up so I could hit up the thrift store before we met.
I got a couple things….
…a box of attachments and a Soup and Stew cookbook. Kramer never liked soup and stew. I did. I guess now I can make it.
But the thing I’m most excited about it this….
Any guesses on what it is???
If you guessed an old sewing machine in the ugliest cabinet ever, you are right!!
The cabinet is really ugly but we’ll get to that in a minute. First…check out that shiney black goodness.
I love her already. I named her too…Mary Jo…after my friend, Mary Jo, who I met for lunch that day.
So here’s the problem with buying a machine like this…even though it’s very cheap… $25…
1. You have to ask family member to help you carry it upstairs
2. They realize you have no space for it
3. You then have to ask them to help you rearrange the other machine so there is space for it
4. They realize you have an addiction
See the ugly wicker on the front??
BUT…this is a 15-91. It’s a 15-91. Yes. I already have one but it’s my VERY favorite machine ever and this one is WONDERFUL condition. SEE??
I love the decals.
It took a lot of work but I finally got her running. There was no needle in the machine. The tension was terrible. I oiled her up then I tried this and that and finally after working a lot with the bottom tension, I got her to go.
She’s a little loud yet. 15-91s are notoriously loud but right now it’s particularly loud. I think after she runs for about an hour, I’ll oil her up a second time. I often do this with old machines when I first get them. They are always so dry.
It had a great little accessory kit.
I looked her up to get a date on her…she was manufactured in June of 1955. My other machine has Canada stamped on the top of her…this one doesn’t.
NO I didn’t need another machine. I don’t need one at all. I definitely didn’t need one in this super ugly cabinet…but what can say? I have a weakness. I’m going to try to get myself to ward off all other thoughts of sewing machines..that is except cabinets. This one needs a nicer cabinet. Right?? I can look for cabinets. But only cabinets. BUT WHAT IF A MACHINE COMES IN THE PERFECT CABINET?? AHHH!!!! This is so tough ladies. The struggle is REAL!!
All joking aside, I can’t buy another machine unless I get rid of one I already have…or I put an addition on the house.