Look What Happened!!

Oh my goodness..Look what happened!!  I got the sewing machine set up in the laundry room.  I had purchased this vintage beauty some time ago at the local thrift store for $30 including the vintage cabinet.  I originally brought it to the farm house but didn’t touch it or test it out until Monday night.  I am keeping the machine in the laundry room so I can sew a few seams while I am waiting for the water to boil when I’m cooking in the kitchen.  I figured it would be perfect for that.

The machine was a little clunky so I got the manual out and started reading to find the correct way to thread it and to oil it.


Tuesday night I finally sewed with it.  It works like a charm.  I am relatively sure it was a school machine as the manual inside says #8.

Check out what I was working on….  Pineapple Crazy blocks.

Even though I sewed for about a half hour..I have little progress to show.  These little guys take a lot of time to get them sewn.

I was so happy…so very happy.  For the most part, this is the first time I have touched a sewing machine since we moved.  Yes, I hemmed a shower curtain and made a little curtain for the childcare kids toy but sewing for me on something I wanted to sew…that hasn’t happened.  We moved on the 24th of January so it’s been a LONG time.

Next up I’m going to get the pieces for these blocks a little more organized.  I’ve found that organization is key to making this blocks smoothly.  I think these blocks are just going to stay here on this machine and it will be my main project at this machine…at least for now.

For now…I have yet another reason to be happy…I’m sewing again!!

4 thoughts on “Look What Happened!!”

  1. I learned to sew on one of these in Junior High School. When I got married, I was so excited to find out that my father-in-law once worked for Singer and had gifted one of these (in a lovely desk) to my mother-in-law. She hated it and when she passed away, I claimed it. She always said it had tension problems, but I never experienced that. I loved sewing on it so much, I also purchased a used one at a local secondhand store. I used that one to carry to classes so I didn’t have to take the other out of the desk. Well, I have a new “modern” sewing machine now. I gave the portable to my son in law (he’s the stitcher in their house) and the desk one my daughter still has. She doesn’t sew, but is loving the desk and I love knowing she has “Grandma Mary’s” machine. Thanks for the trip down memory lane and if you have any questions about that machine, feel free to email me. I know it frontwards and backwards–have the service manual and can even adjust the timing (myself!). :-)

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