Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Sewing Room is Wonderfully Crowded

The upside of having Grandparents who keep everything is sitting in my sewing room right now: a complete Singer treadle machine in working order, except for the leather belt which is easily replaced. The serial number dates the machine from 1879, but the plate near the feed dog says it was patented in '92. It's pretty old either way. My Great-Grandma bought this machine on a $3 a week installment plan somewhere between 1909 and 1912. I don't know if I'll have time to get it figured out before I leave(roughly five weeks to departure, I'm stressing out) but I'm very happy to be the new owner of this fine machine. Any suggestions on what I should name it?


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Tara Janelle said...

Oh my. I am soooo jealous right now! I've always wanted a vintage sewing machine that *works*. ;)

Hope you have a fabulous trip coming up!! And hope to see you sometime soon!

The Marchioness said...

I can't name it Betsy! It has to be something with meaning. something from Dickens or Austen, or maybe something Scottish.

Thanks Tara! I'll be blogging all about the trip(hopefully) right here.