Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The OTHER Vintage Sewing Machine...WHITE...
Then at an auction I spied a beautiful White treadle with a coffin or bonnet top (depending on which state you are from) and I brought it home for 40 dollars... It threads about the same as the other and after my hubby gave it a new belt and I got an instruction book for it and began to treadle a few quilt blocks. Fun to treadle on the porch in the summer but sometimes it draws too many curious eyeballs and I start to become a little overwhelmed, they might think I am showing off so I give up and return to the inside with my treadle machine.
It sits in the living room now, hardly ever used because I have another who has taken its place, yep... a red headed Singer.... that threads like a dream with a drop in bobbin and side attaching presser bar.... But I just can't seem to give up this White treadle. I keep telling myself what if.... as most treadler's probably do.... what if America runs out of electricity... I guess I will sit and treadle and watch the looting and rioting from my window or maybe even the porch... lol
Then there was this other White machine, very similar and probably the same model as the embossed only this one has decals, I knew from the beginning it would just be displayed.... but its pretty! You should have seen the flame that shot out of the motor! It was so exciting!