Look what I found yesterday! I’m still in shock! No, you aren’t seeing double….this one has an automatic buttonhole feature (see the knob to the right of the Necchi name?)
…and NO, I’m not reposting about the machine I found in June of last years on Craigslist. (The one below, and also on my blog header.)
My sweetie has been away since Tuesday, helping run, and compete in the Iowa State Pool Association pool tournament in the Quad Cities. We’ve talked on the phone and texted back and forth, but he wanted to see me. He excused himself from his post at helping run the tournament and told them he was going to spend some time with his ‘young bride’ (oh, silly boy…that reminds me to make an eye appointment for the dear). I had a few things I needed to get done in the morning, but I did meet him in the QC’s at 2pm at the Goodwill store. (Well, now, where else would YOU suggest we meet? )
He found a brand new pair of blue SAS Free Time shoes for me (the kind I wear all the time) right away. Score! $12.38. They are $140 new, retail.
We went to Wendy’s and had lunch (late), then we went to a few more thrift stores. One of the last stores we went to was the AMVETS store. I saw a couple of other sewing machines, but this one was sitting on a table. It had no cord, so I found one of the workers and asked if he had the foot control. He said, yes he did, and he had a whole bunch of other stuff with it. It was marked $14.95, and it’s PINK (or coral..pink enough for me)!
Well, I just about had to go shop in the under-panties department after I saw that price! ( Sorry….just had to share! I was excited! Should I just have said my heart went ‘pity pat’? ) The worker kind of apologized about it, saying that he ‘marked it low’ because he considered it a ‘tabletop’ model, since it didn’t have a cabinet that it fit in. I neglected to tell him that I didn’t have room for a cabinet anyway, and had it been in a cabinet, I would have removed the machine and donated the cabinet back. I did tell him that I probably wouldn’t be sewing with it much, and that I collect vintage sewing machines. I told him that I love cleaning and oiling them and getting them going, then I just admire them. He told me I wouldn’t have to do that, because it worked. (Oh, yes I will!)
So today, while the girls are quilting, I may just be working on this sewing machine seeing how she works, and tuning her up.
I told Louie yesterday that I am getting quite embarrassed. I told him that on my blog, suggested posts pop up at the end of my posts, and I am seeing machines that I don’t even remember that I have. (Obviously, those machines are not on display, but tucked away.) I told him that I really need to find some place that I can donate some machines that would be for a good cause…like, not to resell, but that someone would use. I have quite a few that are more modern than this one, that I could part with if I saw that it was going somewhere like that. I would love to find a place that taught girls to sew, or that made quilts or blankets for the less fortunate…and that would make me feel really good.
I did a little Google search last night, and I think I found a place close enough to home that I can deliver some sewing machines, and they will make a big difference. That makes me feel good. I don’t want to have to ship them, as packing them is hard work, (and make my arms and shoulders ache). I don’t want to donate them to be resold. I want them to make a difference. I want them to WORK! I rescued them, and nursed them back to health, and now I want someone to really LOVE them, and make a difference in the process. A kind of ‘pay it forward’ thing.
Ok, enough babbling. I need to set up my space for my quilting girls!!!
Have a good day everyone!!