Sunday, December 2, 2012

It’s a Sickness….

DSCF6028Yesterday I brought home a Singer 603E.  It was made in 1964 and it was just calling my name.

This machine not only has the decorative “Top Hat” cam system, it can also do a chain stitch DSCF6029and came with several extra cams, throat plates, bobbins and several feet.  There was even a magnetic seam guide!  How’s a girl to resist that??

I also made a new friend, Jerry, from Treasure Valley Sew and Vac.  He’s got a booth at the Boise Flea Market and repairs and sells sewing machines.  As a former Singer service and sales rep, he’s quite knowledgeable, and I spent most of my afternoon soaking up information.  I had a blast!DSCF6052

The new one followed me home, of course, but Jerry also made a generous offer to work with me and my Education Outreach team at Boise Basin Quilters to furnish low cost machines to the guild for our workshops.  He’s also offered to mentor me in the process.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am!


Judy said...

I had to laugh when I read your post! Congrats on finding another old sewing machine. I'm like that with old looms until I run out of space....Enjoy!

Connie (CJ) Griffin said...

I almost bought a loom this summer, when I took the weaving class at Puffy Mondaes.

I decided to wait 3 days before plunking down my money, and by then reason surfaced and I left it for someone else. I have too many projects going to bring home yet another toy!

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