My blog has been totally neglected. I know. If I'm honest I'll admit that I have no remorse about it. Real life has been savored... The kids are growing so fast, summer was fun, school has started!
That said, I'm very inspired once again. My early anniversary present from my husband has me beaming, nearly giggling with joy! Here she is!
Yes, she. I may name her. My guitar has no name. I've yet to name a car. But this, is a thing of beauty. Still trying to decide if I think naming inanimate objects is weird for me. Anyway...
After my old machine that I got at Walmart 8 years ago stampeded through my last sewing project I started doing research about getting another one. Every time I see a vintage one I drool over it but never dreamed of owning one. It was only this morning that I held my breath and browsed the interwebs in hopes of finding out that vintage machines were wonderful sewers without too much maintenance. I was sold very quickly and got this old lovely lady just a few hours later for $50 from craigslist. It's likely from the '50s and is a knockoff of a Singer 15-91 or something like that. I'm not so much into name brand especially since that made it much less expensive. But it is a Montgomery Ward. If you sew and I've got you curious about vintage machines now check out this blog.
I poured over the manual online before going to check it out and when I got home and turned her on it was a lovely moment. It basically purrs and stitches like a dream. Compared to this my old one stabs at the fabric and sounds like a train. So now I'm on a mission to acquire sewing machine oil, inspect the wiring, clean her up and get sewing!!! Did I mention it came with a lot of sewing feet? I've only identified about half of them and I'm very eager to use them! One more thing... It's HEAVY! All made of metal which is why this thing works so awesomely after 50-60 years and will probably keep on going for another 50 years! Here's some more pictures... just in case you can't stop looking at it either. :)