Sunday, September 25, 2011


2 posts in 2 days...don't get too used to it - LOL

Payment for what ? Aha, well you might ask. I'm not sure exactly how it came about but this week, in a space of 24 hours, I became the new owner of...

Hubby has coffee every morning with a couple of the other drivers, so the guys know about my sewing machine collection (and apparently, my wish list LOL). One day this week, it somehow came about that one of J's regular customers had a treadle just sitting around (how THAT came up in conversation between a courier and a customer - I have NO idea !). J must have asked if he wanted to get rid of it after which he mentioned it to Hubby who told me I would be 'getting a treadle tomorrow'. oh, for free !

So, the next day, J went back to pick it up, transferred it from his truck to our van after work and it came home with us. It is a 1910, model 127. Shoot, that makes it 100 years old !!!!!

All it needs to work is a new belt and a new spring in the tension assembly. Of course, it needs a good cleaning and the cabinet also needs some TLC. A project for DH. You know, I'm starting to wonder if these machines are for me or for HIM ?! He is certainly enjoying the fixing up process.

My cost - a banana cake for J (and the rest of the morning coffee group !)


  1. Uh oh, you are going to want those long bobbins back! Very pretty!

  2. :O!! Wow, it's beautiful, Claire!! How large IS your nursery?? ;D

  3. Wow, what a treasure! I have a similar machine. Enjoy.

  4. So, I have a headache for a few days, don't go visiting around, and you sneak not one, but TWO mew machines in on me! Lucky girl! Good thing Hubster is handy at the fixups!

  5. Pretty good deal for a banana cake! Enjoy.


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