Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Loving my new treasure...

 Had to make a last minute trip to town today.  I had forgotten that Hunter's inserts were in at the podiatrist's office and they needed to be picked up so they could size them to his new school shoes.  It was pouring rain so Richard went with us.  While in town we stopped by 3 thrift stores and the only thing I bought was this....


A White sewing machine!!!  It was a little dirty but not too bad.  I didn't know if it would sew or not but everything seemed to move freely and the only thing missing was the bobbin case.  So I asked how much and she said $5   I loaded it in the buggy and told Richard that if we couldn't get it to work, it was only a $5 loss.  
The first thing I did when I got home was email Michelle.  She knows about everything there is to know about old machines.  I didn't even have a clue on how to thread this baby up!  She quickly sent me an email back saying that after work she would see what she could do for me.  Meanwhile, I cleaned and oiled her up!  Yep! She is a "her" and I've named her "Beatrice"  :)  


Here she is all clean, shiny, and oiled!  
I got an email from Michelle telling me what I needed to know and even sent me a link to a printable manual for her!!  Thank goodness, because I would have never have figured out how to thread her.  So once I wound a bobbin, threaded her up and hit the pedal......this is what she did!!!  She sewed perfectly!!!  I didn't even have to adjust the tension at all!!!  
 I was so excited that I had to run outside and show Richard what she did!!  Such a good feeling to see her sew!  


If you remember last month I bought my Kenmore for $4 and it sews like a dream!  I love that machine and this one sews the same way.  I have an old cabinet in Andrew's room that he is using to set his tv on, not sure if I will put this machine in that cabinet or have Richard to build me a box thing to set it in.  Of course, I could just leave it the way it is, I suppose...


Have a wonderful and Blessed day!
Kristie


12 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

What a steal!

Tammy said...

Wow, are you lucky! Good for you, Kristie! A White that sews perfectly. They don't make machines like they used to!

Janet O. said...

How exciting! Will one be an upstairs machine and the other a downstairs machine? : ) This makes me want to go hunting for machines at the local thrift stores, but I finally found a home for the last one I bought there, and I certainly can't justify another machine for me (I have 3 besides Gidget). But this looks too fun. Congrats on a great find, Kristie.

Michelle said...

Glad you got it going. She looks beautiful. Have fun with her!

marth225 said...

What a good find. Looks like you will be set and at a great price too

Yvette said...

Now you can put a sewing machine in every room! LOL!!! Congratulations.

Katie M. said...

Congratulations on a great find! I have a 'few' older machines, including a couple treadles, plus my computerized machines, and I still love to sew on the older machines. No matter how many machines I have, I will still look for machines when I go to the thrift stores..... A girl can never have tooooo many machines.

bernie said...

This is too cool - a beautiful little machine, love the color! I have a few old machines I have "rescued" from yard sales and thought I was the only one who did this :) Bernie

Rhonda said...

what a great find and very, very inexpensive. It's almost like purchasing an old map for pennies only to discover it's really worth millions.
Good for you!!1

vtquilter said...

What a steal Kristie! So glad you found her and are giving her a new home. Love your red and white quilt in the last post!

Floss said...

What a great deal, and it have it sew so nicely. They don't make them like that anymore.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Wonderful bargain price for a great machine. I'm sure you will enjoy it!