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Friday, October 05, 2012

iPhone-o-Gram! Lookie Lookie!!

It's so terrible, this machine addiction!

I just dropped the Atlas off with Alan, my machine guy. He tested the motor---it still work so it is worth re-wiring.

I picked up Barbie who has been ther for a few weeks for some timing adjustments I could not do.

I was passing the Salvation Army on the way home and thought---why not stop in for a look-see.

I just found a Wizard Citation that is made by Brother!

And this case is so cute! It has purse handles.

Yes. It's coming home, dagnabbit. I can't let it stay here for $30.

It's blue---the paint job is in great shape and the chrome is shiny!

Sigh----some people are addicted to shoes. I'm addicted to machines!!

Is there a cure?

41 comments:

ga447 said...

You are so lucky in finding them, I have one on my bucket list for 2013.

Debra said...

lol, My name is Bonnie Hunter, and I am a machine-alolic!

Christy said...

My grandmother's sewing machine was a Brother. Looked a lot like that, only the paint color was a little darker green. I think my sister still has it, but I'm not sure. May have ti ask her one of these days!!! Christy in Kansas

Linda H said...

You are too funny! How many machines do you own now? Just curious... Just remember, there are many things much worse you could be spending money on... (that's what I tell my husband when he sees me coming with more fabric... lol)

Janet O. said...

Do you really want a cure? I think it looks like you are having an awful lot of fun!!
But if you do find a cure, I wonder if it would work for thrift store shirt purchases, too (for which I have you to thank *LOL*)?

Kay said...

Should I be surprised? How many machines do you have?

Mary said...

If there is a cure, I sure don't know where to find it. You find such good deals it keeps me wondering what you'll find next. A little show and tell during Quilt Cam is in order, huh? Ya, like Janet O. you have me collecting the shirts too. No hope for a cure there with the cost of fabric and so many quilts left to make in my lifetime.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Love it! Wish I could find a few of those ... all I ever run across are those which are in need of too much repair and/or have a really high price tag. Perhaps I need to start looking in the most "unlikely" places.

Glady said...

I don't think there is a cure for your addiction, but you do keep giving your readers ideas. It's because of you that I now own a Singer Golden Touch & Sew Model 620 -1966. You can read about how your blog influence me to buy this machine, and yes, I gave it a name. ☺
http://gladysgab.blogspot.com/2012/08/singer-golden-touch-sew-model-620-1966.html
I don't know any sewing machine repair men, but I did find a place online to download sewing machine manuals for $5. http://www.mastersewusa.com/index.html
That is a good question from Kay. How many machines do you own?

mtrquilts said...

Bonnie,
How do you keep finding all these machines? I look everywhere I go and find some that are way beyond fixing or priced way too high!
You must have a high-powered internal machine magnet that just draws you from the street when you drive by!lol
Love to hear your stories,
Marlene

Leslie said...

I figure that I get to vicariously enjoy the machines through your purchases and they don't take up any room in my house LOL.

Debbie said...

You are such a hoot! There are worse addictions, yet I worry you may need to build another room to store them all. Great find and thanks for keeping us entertained with all your finds.

Tami C said...

I'm going to go with Leslie's idea... I'll just enjoy them vicariously because I don't have any extra room in my place! Very happy for your wonderful finds!

me@home said...

You just have a real knack for finding all the great vintage machines out there, don't you? Please continue to tell us about your finds so we can enjoy it all vicariously!

This machine's surely got a wonderful carrying case. I've never seen one like it!

Dee said...

HAHA! It's a slippery slope, Bonnie! And harmless. Enjoy!

bunks said...

This is how museums start. Just curious are they insured? You probably have quite a bit of investment there.

Marj said...

It is pretty cute and the price was good.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

that is a great price, even if it is a little rusty on the motor. I love those handles too!

Dakota5345 said...

I was just going to say, you are going to have to add a building and start a museum! You can charge addmission to all the Bonnie groupies, and hold classes with them, Then maybe you won't have to travel so much!!!! Put us all on quilt cam! You just might be on to something! Jan in ND

Amy said...

Martha was a woman who worked at G Street Fabrics for many years. She encountered a husband who was heckling his wife about her fabric purchases. Martha told him that he was a lucky man. His wife could be spending money on a jigalo instead of fabric. He quieted down quickly. So, see, it's a good thing you are spending money on sewing machines afterall!

Mary Kunna said...

Bonnie,
I know how you feel. I have a collection myself(some machines I even have duplicates of). My DH gave up counting after about 25 or 26. I have a friend that is the same and one day when she walked in the house with one her DH said "another machine?" She calmly turned to him and said "How many saws do you have?" He shut up and left the room. :-)
Mary K

SubeeSews said...

I had to force myself to stop buying ancient machines. I was trying to keep up with you...HA! Like that would ever happen.
You are a rescue shelter for machines wanting an owner. I can see a cartoon or animation show of machines rebelling all over the world to come and live with you, Our Bonnie!!!

Terri in BC said...

I would love to see how you store all your machines. Thanks to you, I am getting my 4th this weekend - a 1937 Singer treadle to fit in my cabinet!

Kate said...

You are contagious, too. I just picked up a bernina nova 900. After reading what you said about them. It's just came, cant wait to try it out! Heck, you work hard, have what you want. You can be buried with them all, ha ha.
Kate

Lynn said...

I'm not sure a cure is necessary. It's fun seeing the machines you find.

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

Perhaps you should consider yourself an historian so you don't feel as guilty about your addiction. :)

gmp said...

I understand your addiction completely. Space is the only thing that keeps me in line. I inherited the gene from my father. He had it for cars, and I have it for sewing machines! I wonder if there is a step program "for machine-aholics"? I sure hope not, or my friends would be ordering an intervention for me!!
Hope to see you on Quilt Cam leter tonight, and again tomorrow at 2:00.
Grace

Diane said...

There is no 1212 step program for this addiction - besides, no one wants to be cured! DI IN TN - TN TREADLER

JaneB said...

See I wouldn't have even known that this was a good old machine. I'd have seen the rust on the motor(?) and said, nope . . . enjoy getting to know this new Wizard!

miss jamee said...

i dont know if there is a cure, but it is contagious! crimany, i cant be spending money on vintage machines! BUT THERE HAS BEEN A PFAFF TREADLE ON CL IN MY AREA FOR A WEEK.. FOR $100...IN GREAT SHAPE!

Jacqueline said...

I just bought a featherweight. Hubs is bringing it home to me tonight...soooo excited.

gia gia said...

sooooo....when does the museum open?

Aileen said...

Bonnie, it time to think about creating your own local sewing machine museum. Why not!

Aileen said...

Bonnie, it time to think about creating your own local sewing machine museum. Why not!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

You have got to be the luckiest woman in the world. Everytime I find a machine it is either way beyond broke or missing half of it, or they want $300 dollars and it looks like crap. Your goin to need to put an addition on your house with all these new additions to your addiction. :D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Bonnie I have the same problem. Every time I go to the Goodwill or the Hospice thrift store, I am on the look out for sewing machines. I just bought a Singer 66-16 last week from the Hospice store. I like the larger harp opening, so I hope to be able to do a little machine quilting on it. Once I clean it up :-)

swakins said...

My very first sewing machine was a Brother, purchased at K-mart layaway with my babysitting money when I was 12 years old. It had a case just like that, what a blast from the past...45 years ago. I made my wedding dress on that same machine 15 years later.

Heidi said...

Bonnie, since following your blog I have rescued 3 machines!
I am having so much fun learning about these machines and getting them to work. And they are so darn cute!

Teri said...

I don't feel so bad about my $12.50 Salvation Army purchase. It's hard to see them sitting there being unloved. I was never able to find any information on my machine that was a Universal, but it runs great.

purplefiend said...

I have t-shirt with a Wilcox & Gibbs chain stitch machine with the caption:" There is no cure for my addiction as nobody wants to be cured!"
I love the old machines, most of them still sew as good as they day they came off the assembly line. I like how the really old machines have such beautiful decals.
Sharon
purpy102@hotmail.com

Judy said...

Do you happen to know how to thread it? My name is Judy and I'm an old-sewing-machine-aholic. LOL I just brought one almost like it home yesterday.