Shortly before I had surgery I stopped at the thrift store. I was on my way to a doctor appointment and really had only minutes to stop. But, you know me…stop I did. I had calculated that I I had 10 minutes to be in and then out.
I circled the store stopping at the places in the store that I usually find things I like. Of course one of the places in the store included the craft section as I was looking for fabrics. I ended up seeing two sewing machines. One I don’t remember the brand..the other was this one. The price $5.
I was surprised. $5 sounded cheap. I didn’t really have time to check it out or think about the purchase for that matter. I didn’t really need the machine..I didn’t really have time to think about it but I just bought it.
I grabbed it and ran out the door. I was running late.
As I was hurrying about getting ready for surgery I mostly forgot about the machine. I didn’t try it out. I figured it could wait. I’d have plenty of laid up time to check it out.
Fast forward to last week…..
I had Hubby bring a fold up table into the living room. Then put the machine on it. I was hoping it might work and I could simply sew on it a few days while I am laid up. I put in a new needle and cleaned it up the best I could.
It ran!! I actually runs quite good. The table doesn’t stay tucked in the way it suppose to but other than that, no problem. It is a little louder than some machines but other than that…it works. I’ve been sewing with it lots.
Once I am feeling better I think this machine will move on and live with Kalissa. She doesn’t have a machine. I don’t see her sewing much and for the bit she does, this will be fine. I’ll keep watching out for a nicer machine but for now…this works.
For $5 it was a find. I was happy to have it close and be able to sew with it over the last week.
I say it all the time…I LOVE thrift stores.