Saturday, September 24, 2011

Singer **Red Eye** 66-1 Updated With Hand Crank

My husband had a hand crank kit out in his shop from another machine we were going to add the hand crank to a few  years ago, but for some reason, it never happened. There was one machine we didn’t keep. I can’t remember why. Can you believe it? This morning,  he said, ‘I just have to see if that hand crank will fit’. I guess it did.




Hmmmm…so do I leave it in the cabinet or have my talented husband make an oak base for it, and set it on a table somewhere? , or do I leave the hand crank on the machine, still add the treadle belt, and leave it in the cabinet? That might be weird, but I like how it looks with the hand crank on it. I sewed about 10 rows of stitches today with the hand crank. This machine sure makes a nice looking stitch.

AND…I want you ALL to know, that we went junkin’ today, and I did NOT bring home any new (OLD) machines. My husband, the enabler, tried to entice me with a newer model (less than 10 years old) Singer, but I decided that someone needed it more than me. Now, aren’t you proud of me?????

Have a great Sunday!




Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.   Epicurus


Amelia said...

This is a beautiful machine...such lovely decals on it.

Val said...

I have never heard of a hand crank!!! What does it do?

Jeanna said...

Wow! What a handy guy your Lou is! That is amazing, and I'm impressed that you figured out how to sew with a hand crank - I can't try mine until I figure out how to wind a bobbin!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You know that hand crank machine would be so perfect for times when the electricity is off! I have my grandmother's treadle, but alas it doesn't work. I need you here to work on it. :) blessings, marlene

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! You have a hand crank! I'm going to order a hand crank for my Singer 66 (the one I'm keeping) then I'll be able to treadle it and hand crank it.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

What a beauty! I have my grandmother's Red Eye in the original cabinet, it is one of my favorites!


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