Category Archives: Auction

AUCTION HERE: Attachments

I had a blog reader contact me and ask if I have any attachments for vintage sewing machines…Well, of course I do.  HA!!  She wanted to purchase a set and I had some I was willing to part with so being I was taking pictures for her, I thought I would share them all with you in case someone else was looking for attachments.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE Number OF THE ITEM AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  For each of of the items a $6 postage fee will be added.  I don’t know for sure how much it will cost, I’m just making a guess and am content with that price.  NO ITEMS WILL BE SWAPPED FROM ONE BOX TO A DIFFERENT BOX.  These have not been expertly cleaned and are as is condition.

I claim to know nothing about these attachments.  I don’t know what foot is what.  I don’t know how to use them.  I don’t know what is or isn’t a complete set.  If you have questions contact me at rogjok@iowatelecom.net or leave a comment.  I’ll post answers to all question here on this post.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage


The buttonholer set has lots of cams with it.  There are obvious scuffs on the main piece.

Item #2:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage

This comes as shown.  The instruction book is included.


Item #3:  Greist Buttonholer + $6 postage


This has the buttonholer attachment and three cams.

Item #4:  Singer Buttonholer + $6 postage
Inside the book it says “Adjustable buttonhole worker for Model “CC” Singer.  It comes with instruction book and what you see.
Item #5:  Singer attachments + $6 postage…. Continue reading

The One that Got Away…or did it?

I haven’t been to an auction since Kramer passed away in June and we closed the antique booth.  It’s not for a lack of wanting to go, it’s more of a “am I using my time wisely” and a “do I really want to afford anything” that’s what has prevented me.  Also, when I know I can’t resell things if I don’t like them in the spot I envisioned them at my home, makes things  a little bit harder.

Well I saw this in the photos of an upcoming auction.


I went into the listing and read.  It said, “half size Singer portable sewing machine”.  Hmm.  Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a Featherweight in WHITE.  I don’t have one.  Seriously I don’t need one either.

I have had great luck with reselling machine so that thought was in my mind.  Oh auctions…you are so hard to predict.

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Some people might be out and about shopping.  Some people might be home with family having their Thanksgiving.  Oh me or my.

Does it work…Doesn’t it work?  Is everything there?  Oh this is so hard.  Do I go to the auction or not.

I love that in the listing they only said, “half size Singer portable sewing machine”.  Had they said “Featherweight”, it might have caught more attention.  Speaking of attention, I watched for the newspaper and I watch auction bills and when they printed them, the picture of the machine was not on the bill.  Good.  Less attention again.

Well…I decided I better go to the auction.  Either way…if I bought it or didn’t, I was going to have a story to tell you all.

I found the machine right away.


I did a quick check…bobbin case?  Yes.  Wheel turns?  YES.  The accessories were there.  I all looked good.  The case was in mint condition.


So now to wait until it sells.  Let me tell you upfront, this auctioneer is not my favorite.  He’s slow.  He stops and tells stories.  He misses bids.  He at times has two people on the last bid and both people thought they were the ones who got the item so the bidding has to open again.  He’s a nice guy but as an auctioneer, he’s my least favorite in the area.  
The biggest reason I get frustrated with him though…he whines.  For example:  A gun case was going to be sold.  This one…. Continue reading

Auction Time for YOU: Bid ’em Up!!

I’ve been thrifting along the way and picking up things that I think you all might be interested.  I thought I would buy the items cheap and then sell them to you with the profits going to charity quilting endeavors.  Postage, along with helping to provide backings or bindings adds up and this, I thought, would be a great way to offset some of those costs…and put some fun quilting related things into your hands.

Here’s the guidelines:
Bids must be entered in the comment section.  PLEASE  WRITE THE NAME OF THE ITEM, THE ITEM NUMBER AND THEN THE AMOUNT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY.  If you are the winner of the bid, the postage amount will be added on to your ending bid price.  You can pay via Paypal.  I will also accept personal check but check will have to clear before merchandise is sent.  Bidding will close at NOON Central Time on Monday.  I will send a confirmation email to the winning bidder later in the day on Monday. Then hopefully bids can be paid and I can package the items up and get them in the mail ASAP.  If you do bid please watch your email so we can take care of the correspondence efficiently.  I make a guess on postage.  If I’m off it’s not a big deal.

On to the bidding.

Item #1:  Dresden Quilt Top + $8 postage

First up is this pretty quilt top only.  It is a dresden plate.  It measures 66″ x 85″.

It is hand stitched and has the pretty pink corners.  The background fabric is much like a flour sack towel.  I am no quilt expert…all I know is that it’s pretty and the quilter did a nice job.  The photo below is more of the true colors.

Item #2 Lot of vintage sewing notions + $4 postage

The lot is all the items you see.  All are vintage.
This is the back of one of the needle cases.  Note the phone number was “20”.


Item #3 Flour sack embroidered towels + $5 postage.

This is only a set of six.  Sunday is missing.  You can see Monday and Friday have a little stain.  It looks more like a stain from storage vs use.  I don’t know for sure though.  I’m kind of silly.  I like buying ones like this.  I don’t feel guilty for using them…and don’t care so much if I can’t get a stain out.


Item #4 Pincushion Chicken + $4 postage

This is a cute pincushion that is chicken shaped.  Notice the wing lifts to store needles.

The back is so cute how it holds thread.

Item #5 Double Wedding Ring template set + $4 postage

This is a Sharlene Jorgenson set.  Several different double wedding ring layouts can be achieved with this set.  It doesn’t appear to have been used.

Item #6 Baby Quilt Panel + $5 postage Continue reading

In the Garage

Hubby has been in the garage.  He’s still trying to clean out some of the projects that have been lingering in there.

This was a table I bought at an auction back in June.


It was VERY primitive.  I paid $1 for it.

Hubby and I have been debating and debating what to do with it.  The table wasn’t very tall so we couldn’t figure out how best to repurpose or fix it.  That’s why it sat so long.

The other day Hubby suggested that we cut the legs off and make it into a coffee table.  I loved the idea.  He also built a new top for it.  Here’s how far along he is… Continue reading