In a past post I shared my 301a Singer with you, but I would like to share a few more. This is an old treadle machine that belonged back in my family. It is one of two treadles in my colleection. Both work well, but are not used on a regular basis.
|Isn't the coffin cover pretty?|
Next up is my Singer 201. This is an amazing machine and I love sewing on it. It has a beautiful cabinet and stool. It once belonged to my husband's aunt who was a wonderful seamstress. Don't you love all of the attachments to this one too? It is amazing how far sewing machines have progressed over the years. Nowadays, we have buttons that do our hems, zig zag and all else.
My SIL gave me this little sewing machine one Christmas. It does the most beautiful chain stitching and as the box says, "This is NOT a toy". I love how it is a "Singer for the girls." I guess the boys had no interest?????? Hmmmm.
Then I have my twins - the classic Featherweights. One of them I have had for years and the other was one that my DIL had. Her father had given it to her to sell at a garage sale. She asked me if I thought she could get $10 for it. When I informed her of what she had, she generously gave it to me. Don't I have great DILs?
I love all of the old notions as well. Vintage buttons are always wonderful - especially when they can be displayed. Note also the great old darning ball. How many of us still darn our holes in our socks?
|Please pardon the glare.|
The price of sewing notions has changed over the years. $.39 is a steal for the tracing paper, but what about four spools of white thread for only 88 cents!!!!
This was my grandmother's sewing basket full of wooden spools that was always handy for the grandchildren to play with when they visited.
Less we forget the electric scissors......
Or how about this nifty little tool for your purse????
I hope you have enjoyed a few of the "museum" pieces in my collection. Be sure to pop over to Beth's blog to check out what others are sharing.