Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Another Machine Find...

 Friday being the last day of the month, I headed to Goodwill because on that day everything is half price.  Guess what I found for $10!  Yep!  A sewing machine in a cabinet!

You can see that the cabinet looks rough but in the end, I used some Old English polish on it and it looks so much better.  So here we go......
 A close up of the machine before I raised it up!  A little grungy, so I had to do lots of cleaning.  The first thing that I did was clean, oil and grease the machine.  
 Here is the buttonholer.  Everything this is there in the box and it looks like it has never been used.  
 This is all of the attachments.  I checked the manual and every piece that is listed is there.  
 After cleaning, I did some adjusting and test stitches.  She sews perfect and the zig zag is too, but I just didn't get a photo of those stitches.  
 So here she is!  Cleaned and ready to go!  She is a White 2775!  Not sure of the year yet, I can't find a lot of information on the White's.  

 The cabinet looks so much better after using the Old English on it.  I will be moving it....somewhere because it looks odd below that big picture.  :)
 I was so excited about finding this baby for $10!  I couldn't wait to get it home and cleaned up so that I could try this baby out.  I am well pleased with her.  

On to some other exciting for me.....my precious little sister, Chantal got engaged Saturday night!  YAY!  She is so happy!  She and Ronnie have been dating for 2.5 years and I mentioned a little while back that they bought a house on the property on right side of mine.  Mom is on the property on the left.  I can't see either house from mine but at least I know they will be fairly close.  Ronnie has already moved in the new house and she still lives with mom until they get married.  No date is set yet, but they are both excited and we are all very happy for them.  
Chantal is 13 yrs younger than I am but I don't think we could be any closer than we are.  She and Ronnie have been super good friends since the 4th grade.  Funny how you go years being best buddies and then realize that there is something more there.  :)
So it looks like there is a wedding to plan and that means there is a wedding quilt to make!  :)  
Kristie

9 comments:

Yvette said...

Congratulations to Chantal and Ronnie! They look really happy.

Congratulations on your new sewing machine! It's a beauty for sure. You can't beat the price!!!

Texan said...

Nice find on the machine! Congrats to your sister!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Katie Farmer has done a lot of research into White Sewing machines. You may find your White on the site below:

"Own a sewing machine made by White SMC between 1877 & 1986?
Manufacture Dates, Manuals, & More on the site below:

_http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession_
(http://community.webshots.com/user/arachnesobsession)

I didn't go check for it, but I hope you can find it.

Congratulations to your baby sister and Ronnie!

Deb said...

Nice machine find! Hmmmm. Now you have one downstairs so you can sew out of the studio! I have fabrics pulled for pillowcases. Just need to find the youtube video that I followed for Mindy's pillowcase a few months ago! Hope to get some sewn in the next two weeks so I can mail them off to you.

Janet O. said...

Wow--that machine was a steal! How great for you. It looks really nice.
Great news about your sister!
Sending a couple of pillowcases your way today.

ruthsplace said...

What a lucky find! The machine looks lovely.

Congrats to your sister.

Libby said...

Sweet machine and very sweet news for Chantal and Ronnie! I know you and your Mother are thrilled that she will still be right next door!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Congratulations to your sister and her fiancee and to you for stealing that machine. :) Ask Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville about it. She is a vintage sewing machine expert.

Floss said...

The cabinet look so good all cleaned up, I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot for it.

Congrats to the happy couple.