Sunday, June 8, 2008

I still haven't found that 12-step program for

...sewing machine collectors. Okay, I know y'all think I'm crazy, but I just couldn't turn it down. Here's the scoop:

My buddy, Jane, was looking for a black Singer sewing machine for her sister in law. She found one at the same Goodwill I've been lucky at and showed it to me in the back of her van.

"I'll bet it's a 66. Those are great!" becoming glassy eyed. Jane dug in her bag and retrieved the manual! A 66-18! But, there's always a catch. It was a crinkle finish. Another name is the "Godzilla" finish.
A machine is a machine to me, but the sister in law didn't want it because it wasn't a black shiny one. Now, how could I turn it down? It had to have a good home, didn't it? At least, that's what I told Hunnybunny as I picked it up.
(Oh, and I finally got Jan Krentz's book!)

Sorry the top's upside down. See the crinkle skin?
Isn't this a great poster? I bought it off of eBay months ago for about $10. Hunnybunny had it matted and framed for me for our anniversary. I think it's gorgeous! My grandmother was born in 1900, and she might have looked a lot like the seamstress in the poster.


Deb Sews Quilts said...

Your new machine is beatiful! I keep looking for a Singer featherweight that I can afford. I would have never thought to look at a Goodwill for a sewing machine. Where is the Goodwill that you are finding such great things. My sister lives in Lexington and I could send her husband by to look for me! Or is that a well kept secret? LOL. Sounds like a place with great finds! Your poster turned out very well. I like it.

Katie said...

That's a wonderful machine!!! I'm quite jealous. :-)

Anonymous said...

You would go "bonkers" over the Singer that I have in the original sewing cabinet that is a pedal style. I will have to look to see what model, etc. that it is. I remember my mother using it and then my grandfather put a "motor" on it. I'll show it to you sometime when we don't have babies.


Connie said...

Love that poster!!!! Very cool machine, too--I've never heard the term "Godzilla" finish before! Ya learn something new every day.