When I started working on this post I realized that it would be quite long so I am breaking it up into three parts: here is part one. I’ll post the other two over the next few days.
I had no intention of purchasing an antique sewing machine.
And if I DID purchase one, I’d want one like Mabel, over at Claudia’s blog, Mockingbird Hill Cottage…something Featherweight, light….those famous Singer ones…
But here is the story:
Awhile back, the mission store had an antique china cabinet and they wanted $100.00 for it. Nope, no can do. But I decided that if that cabinet was for me, I’d go back at the end of the month when everything was half price and see if it was still there.
And it was still there that day, so I bought it. Since I don’t have a truck or SUV, the next step was to find a victim in my family that did, to come transport it to my house.
BINGO…found one. All that I had to do was wait around for 45 minutes or so. So I strolled around the store, and went to the car for some water, and then came back and studied the store windows. There was an old sewing machine case in the window. A big old wooden case covering some mystery machine.
I told myself to just let it be. I’d just waited two weeks for this antique cabinet to drop in price, and I didn’t need an old sewing machine. Heck I can barely sew on the modern one that I have!
But when you are bored, just waiting around for a ride….
May as well ask to see the machine.
So a gentleman got it out from the window, put it onto the front counter, and I lifted the wooden lid. It sort of looked like Mabel or one of those Featherweights! I fell in love instantly.