Now on to the post. This summer while browsing the furniture at the St. Vincent's Thrift (I am looking for a special piece) I happened upon a cabinet sewing machine. This is not the first time I have seen them there, but something told me to take a closer look. I opened the cabinet and pulled up the machine. What a surprise! It was the same weight as my New Home. What this told me was the machine was all metal. An all metal machine is a workhorse. (My New Home is about 40 years old.) The machine was not a name brand, all it said on the front was "Stretch Stitch". It worked but not very well and it was filthy with dust. It looked like someone had been storing it in a corner of the cellar. The price tag was $35.00 and on impulse, I bought it. I really wasn't in the market for another sewing machine as I had no place to sew.
This is my New Home.
Fast forward to reclaiming my sewing room. I found a small Vac & Sew Shop at a nearby shopping center and took the machine in. The owner took a look at it and said he could refurbish it. That was 4 weeks ago. He had the machine fixed but was waiting for a foot pedal that was on back order. I picked it up today. I invested an additional $170.00. Here it is.
I am so thrilled! Now I can get twice as much done!
Love from Liri