Great googly moogly! Christmas is next week already!!! Are you ready? I'm not but I'm not in a panic. Bill and I have our list made and can knock out shopping in one, maybe two afternoons.
I have been sewing a few things on the latest addition to my sewing machine collection. Some of you remember my trip this past summer to my Great Grand Parents' Home Place. Well, this sewing machine was part of what I brought home.
She belonged to my Great Great Aunt Sally Walker Mitchell. Aunt Sally was my [Grand]Mama's Daddy's Sister. Never met her and know little about her. That makes me sad. But having her machine I can simply imagine her using it.
Mom had the machine on her back porch, covered with junk (not junque.) Her outdoor Mr. Kitty used it as a hiding place.
No one can remember who nor when she was last used. I swear I remember Mom using her way back in the late 60's/early 70's. Mom insists that I am making that up. I stand firm in my belief that she did use her for a few stitches way back when.
At any rate, after years of neglect and abuse she is mine now. I cleaned her up, dusted her off, oiled her and replaced her broken treadle wheel pulley. The original was made of leather. Those are available but I decided to try rubber screen spline in the same width as the leather I was replacing. The nice guy at the local hardware store wasn't sure it would work but by Golly! - it do!
the original attachments box and the owner's manual. Thank goodness too.
Before you go please check out the thread just before this one and see what a fabulous Secret Santa I have!
Now scoot- go to Suzanne/ColoradoLady's blog and check out the other vintage goodies! Thank you Suzanne for continuing to bring us together every week.
Be sure to stop back next week to see our Christmas Trees. Yes, trees - plural.