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Friday, December 14, 2012

iPhone-o-gram! But I had to!

If you saw an ad for a singer 301 on craigslist for $29 – wouldn't you run after it?

Details to follow – I am in the car with it now!

37 comments:

Valerie said...

LOL! Just please give me a head's up when you're going to include any of these on one of the Saturday garage sales...

Dee said...

Ah, Bonnie - a slippery slope it is! (from someone who isn't sure how many treadles and hand cranks she has right now...). Congrats on your find!

Kelly said...

Being new to your site, I just looked at the Vintage Sewing machines tab. You have 55 sewing machines listed there. I need to ask, how & where to you store all of these? I can tell from the posts that you rotate through which one you use. How do you decide which one you want to use when? Fascinating collection!

bidtl said...

Oh and its a two-toned one! Lucky you!

Misha said...

so jealous!!!

Tami C said...

Ditto!

hthnoord said...

I too am so jealous. I have to hide my sm purchases. Family doesn't understand. But Bonnie, how many have you 'picked' up in the last couple of months?

Kim Andrews said...

Yes, I would gladly take one of them off your hands!

cityquilter grace said...

if i had room....can't wait to see it!

Mary Ellen said...

Yes, I would. Just checked craigslist in my area. Found one. $250.

Patti said...

lol!! You go girl!

AllisonCBayerLongarmerTX said...

YAY Bonnie!!! A LBOW (light beige off white) 301 is coming home to the herd. What a deal!! I'm so excited for you. Such a great deal AND with the case AND with attachments!! WOOO HOOO -- doin' the happy dance for you.

Cynthia in urban Oregon said...

Yes you did! Congrats on the great find! Mary Ellen may live in my neck of the woods. Craigslist hasn't unleashed many great finds in vintage sewing machines lately!

horsegal88 said...

I paid $30 for one just like it at a garage sale last week, in PERFECT condition!!! Well maintained by it's original owner. Early Christmas for me!!

Aileen said...

I don't think there is a 3 step program for a sewing machine addiction...
You know I am jealous, Right! LOL
Hope to see your new baby tonight.

sunshineannie said...

I grew up using that machine, it brings back memories of fighting with tensions!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Definitely for that one!!!!

Mary said...

Yes, I would but I don't look at Craigslist so I'll never see that. Just one more to LOVE, Bonnie. Hope it finds a nice spot on your shelf.

Not Lucy said...

That would be hard to pass up since that is one of my two favorite machines but I already have 3 I think! I find it safest to just stay away from craig's list! :-)

Diana said...

I think the next project on your home to-do list should be a room addition for your machines., lol

Jan Duffy said...

Heck yeah !!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Did you ever stop to think that there are people in your area that post these things knowing that you will come get them???? :)

45th Parallel Quilter said...

We're gonna run out of names, Bonnie! LOL

qltmom9 said...

Yes, my 301, bought for $10, is the best sewing of any machine I've ever sewn on! NO tension trouble EVER and she is dependable when the others are giving me fits.

Lucy~

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

What fun! I'm so glad for you, Bonnie. I've always wanted a 301, but next best is seeing you get one.

--C.B.

Stephanie Newman said...

What happened to catch and release Bonnie, ROTFLOL!!
Ahhh but it is a cute retro design, isn't it?

Quilts And Pieces said...

How cool! This is the kind of machine I learned to sew on! And in fact I just had a guy at work ask me this week if I wanted one for free! Are you kidding! Yes I want one for free! He has one that works that he was going to throw in the trash! Picking it up next week!

krisgray said...

yes I would!

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

What a lucky dog!

susan said...

I love my 301A. My mom used to make my dresses on this machine. I call her "Betty" as that was my mom's first name. I love my machine and sews perfectly. Would love to get a different foot pedal. That one toe jobber is tricky!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I wish people around here had those kinds of sales!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

and it even has a case too!

Nancy said...

How exciting!!!!Now how many machines do you own?

crazy quilter said...

Wow what a deal! You are one lucky Bonnie!

Jean said...

Great deal... is this the new/old one? I thought I missed seeing it!
Good for you! How come all the ones I find in our area... are wayyyy over $100 or more?
Just goes to show, I'm not looking in the right places!

patmmm said...

I have one and am tickled that you have one too. My mother last used it in 1976 and it sat until 2010 when I received it and took it in for a check up, expecting lots of problems. All they had to do was clean and oil and away she went. It is so special. I only use it once in a while, but feel the connection to Mom when I sit and sew on it. Yeah for you, Bonnie.

nancy hutchison said...

under your influence I bought one off EBAY, which ended up NOT sewing, took it to the local guy. a regular cleaning/tune up and it is wonderful! glad you got the attachments too. Nice to chat with you in Marietta