I almost missed this one – do you see how it is buried beneath the big foofy feather-edge pillows?? Next to a HUGE Iron skillet??
When I see things like this it gets my heart racing ----it’s like game show “The Price Is Right” -- and the “What’s Behind Door #3?!” And the guy ends up giving away something decent for the allure of what COULD be behind that door, and it ends up being a donkey. LOL!
Was this going to be a Donkey??
Not a donkey! A “Household”, a badge I had never seen before. Copper and greenish-grey two-tone!
There is a bit of a bad spot right by her fabric "darn/silk/norm" dial --like someone put something hot against it at some point. But for being 60 years old, she looks pretty good otherwise!
And as always…sewing machine oil is a great conditioner to rub on…..wipe off, especially on decals because it keeps the surface from becoming dry and brittle.
This machine was made in Japan in the 1950s. I LOVE how it reminds me of the cars of that era! She is a simple straight-stitch-only machine, my favorite of all machines.
And I want to confess something here – as much as I love my featherweights for traveling, I much prefer to stitch on a full sized straight stitch machine – and these Japanese imports can outsew a featherweight hands down in speed and in motor power. Featherweights are great, cute, and they do the job for travel, but there is a reason that they stay in their cases when I am at home. I need a heavy duty machine!
Oh, and the price on this one? $25.00.
Top view! Love the indentation for the spool to sit recessed!
Test block! Doesn’t she look sleek?? I love the body style!
Somewhere, some how –someone has etched this number on her bed in TWO places GA259366649 A serial number? I couldn’t find it under her bed anywhere…..so was this a machine from a school or something? I am assuming the GA means Georgia, where I picked it up.
Great stitches top and bottom!
She sure cleaned up pretty! And her name?
That was easy – PENNY of course!
I’m home for the next 9 days! There will be a whole lot of piecing going on in the basement as I continue to work on the projects that will fill the pages of my next book! My manuscript needs to be done by October, and there are lots of busy trips coming up, so I need to concentrate pretty hard and heavy over the next several months to get that ready.
Our next Quilt Cam will happen Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern! I need just a couple of days free to settle back into life here and tackle some important projects behind-the-scenes after being gone a week. I look forward to spending some piecing time with you then!