Dec.4th  The New Home machine

I had a new interest for a day or two that wasn’t very sewing machine productive,although it did help the handquilting along. My daughter Leona wanted me to watch Chronicles of Narina with her,I have always enjoy reading the books so I found the movie interesting. Oh, yes I still enjoy children’s books.😄 Do you?

Now to the New Home sewing machine that was hidden in Mom’s attic for many years ,at least thirty some years. She was in a dirty state when I found her.  “the ol’ girl” ,as I call her , was stiff and froze up from sitting in her box way too long,the old oil was nasty and ugly. She is in much better state now, soap,alcohol and a spray that my husband uses out at the shop did much to improve her looks and movements. I did replace the motor ,for the other motor had a funny noise. The tension didn’t take much to adjust to proper sewing. The ol’ girl is up and running  ,a delight to sew with. 



I cut out some patches that were cotton ,polyester/cotton ,polyester and other fabrics that were about the same weight. I wanted to see how the ol’ girl handled different types of fabric tension wise. She did good handling the different fabrics without skipping a stitch.

Here is the top not ironed that the ol’ girl sewed together.. not bad for not being used for 30 some years .


Oh yes, I finished  miss Paulines quilt top,it is on is way to her now.

My nativity project has been put on hold for some knotted quilts are in demand right now… so beings it is going to be a rainy week ,perfect for tying tops!

Deb

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11 thoughts on “Dec.4th  The New Home machine

    1. Deb Post author

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m so happy to have this treasure that keeps memories alive. Now I need to keep my eyes open for a cabinet for it.

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  1. blosslyn

    So glad you got her to work, made things to last in those days 🙂 Miss Pauline’s quilt top looks beautiful. I love reading the Chronicles of Narina, and when the films came out it was a bonus, but I must admit, I enjoy the books more 🙂

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    1. Deb Post author

      I have the set of books, they are starting to show their much used state. 🙂 the old machines are tough,also not as complicated as the ones made with the computer boards. When something goes seriously wrong with my memory craft 6500 there’s no way I could fix her up like I did the ol’ girl.

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      1. blosslyn

        They are very magical and they never lose that magic 🙂 Its a bit like a car, old cars you can least have a go at mending, new ones, are like something from another planet 🙂

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  2. Johnna

    The older machines are just so much more elegant in their lines than the new boxy machines, aren’t they. And the longevity of all those metal parts is wonderful. I’m regretting we didn’t keep my mom’s old Singer when she gave up sewing, but none of her children sewed then either.

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    1. Deb Post author

      Some of the old ones with all the lovely decorative designs on them were beautiful!! Singer has some of those… my ol’ girl is lovely though ,I am so glad to have her, I never dreamed of seeing her again.

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