Friday, December 19, 2008

It's a girls' night out.......

....and honey, there ain't no doubt....blah, blah, blah. Wasn't that a Judd's song? It's not really a girl's night out as much as it's a LONG weekend for me. I'm going to see my best buddy, Robin, down in Chattanooga because I'm drowning in the testosterone ocean at my house. I'm hoping to get a little shopping done for those guys since they won't be around.

I was inspired by my friend,Katie, over at My Sandbox to take a look at Craig's List and just see what I could find. I've always dreamed of owning a treadle. My Grandma Gussie had a treadle in her sewing closet and always told me someday she'd teach me. Well, she passed in 1985, so that didn't happen. Anyway...here's what I found:
This dear lady had this Minnesota "C" and it was on her porch. I nearly had a hard attack! She obviously wasn't a collector.















She threw in the ORIGINAL AD from the Sears and Roebuck catalog from 1904 as well as the pristine attachments still encased in their original, velvet-lined, metal box!





I always look at old machines like Linus did Charlie Brown's Christmas tree..."All it needs is a little love..". And sewing machine oil, and maybe some WD40.



Here she is, all cleaned up. Guess how much I paid?
$10!

9 comments:

Kay said...

Drowning in the testosterone is how I feel too sometimes. We have a female cat now, but my husband calls her "him". Do you think that has any significance?

Congratulations on your wonderful new purchase.

Deb said...

Such a deal!

jenny said...

wow i say deal alright them things cost a lot in a auntiqe store over the years we had some of them in my home but well my mom never use them and well i think she got read of heres as well who knows thay may still be there lol

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh my gosh I'm SO jealous!!! We have been hunting around the area for a good deal on a treadle. We found one in too poor of condition to refurbish for $20 - and the best price so far on one in working condition was $100, which was a pretty darn good deal! Lol* We just didn't have the money at the time. Lol* I'm so jealous! :)

Dr.John said...

My grandmother had one just like that.
You both came out ahead. She got it off her porch and you got a bargain. Isn't life grand.

Debra said...

NO! $10?

Renee said...

wow, what a find for ten bucks. get out of here. good for you.

emi said...

Wow! Nice treadle! I have my grandmother's Singer and it still has old thread on wooden bobbins in the drawer along with my grandfather's magnifying glass he used to read the newspaper and his toenail clippers. TMI, I know, but I remember these from my childhood and I can't bear to take them out.

Hey, how many machines are you up to now. We'll have to sign you up for SMA, Sewing Machines Anonymous.

Katie said...

I'm way behind in my blog reading! What a lovely machine. Congratulations. :-)