Saturday, July 15, 2006

A Discovery!






























Well, surprise! I do have an antique Singer sewing machine afterall! On June 21st Jeanne over at Spiral was sharing her wonderful antique Singer. At that time I commented that I thought I had a sewing machine in my hall, but I wasn't exactly positive because - believe it or not - in 3 years, I have never stopped to look to see if there was a machine in the cabinet! Does that give you any kind of idea of how ridiculously BUSY I usually am? The house in Canada was purchased partly furnished and this is something that came with so maybe that helps explain it all, but still - you would think that I would have looked sooner!

Anyway, I am always running off to do something when I go by this cabinet and truth be told, I probably would not have gotten around to looking further this year (or next for that matter) except that Jeanne got my curiosity up enough to s-l-o-w down today for a second and take a look. And, this is what I found...

For those of you who are curious, the serial # is G8841317. I know I could track down the year, model, etc., etc. - but that will have to wait until I have time. Time, what is time? Well, maybe some day I will have the time to investigate this little discovery a bit further - it isn't like it is going anywhere!

Speaking of s-l-o-w-ing down, last night was a wonderful warm evening. After Little Boy was in bed for the night and the days agenda complete, DH and I had a chance to sit out on our porch, enjoy each others company a little and just relax. It felt good!

5 comments:

Gail said...

That is a model 66 and your "birthdate" is June 29, 1921. The decal is known as the Red Eye, or by some old singer men Red Head. I have one, also a 1921, but I don't have the cabinet, just the head. Someday....
Meanwhile, if you are interested and can find the time (haha)there are some excellent sites for old sewing machines and such. Let me know, I can give you several links.

Screen Door said...

Girl -- it's beautiful... find a quilt to drape over it. It will be beautiful. You must be living right... what a treasure.
Melanie
P.S. I admire your diligence to cut out quilt one season and make them the next. You've got real discipline.

Cathi said...

How wonderful. I would like to get a treadle eventually and maybe a featherweight, how cool to have it there in the house waiting for you!

Hanne said...

Lovely sewing machine. I just looked up the year of your machine, but I see Gail beat me to it :-) I just have a site for the years. In fact I just sold a 1924 machine yesterday. I have one from 1939, hand crank, which I learned to sew on when I was 12. The other was bought on a whim last summer at an auction. I sold it for the same amount I gave for it, to a lady on a Norwegian quilt list - hand crank as well. I had no strings to the machine and it took to much space here. No table though. Little boy looks very happy with his quilt. Cute photo.

Mary said...

That's very neat - I have an old singer but not one in a cabinet. I might have to actually start looking for one.