Friday, 20 July 2012

Super Singer

Hello long time no post.  No particular reason.  I have been a busy bee.  Working in nursery, driving Belle to and from her work experience placement at Hope and Elvis, colleagues leaving parties and playing shop at a Vintage Fair.  Yes I had a stall at The Vintage Fair in the very grand Town Hall in Sheffield and it was great.  I met lots of lovely people, made a profit, my lovely friends J and S popped in with a surprise visit and K was a happy bunny chatting to stall holders, talking to customers and generally being a very helpful fetcher and carrier.  I really enjoyed it.  So much so that I am doing it all again tomorrow this time in the City Hall with Judy's Vintage fair.  This weekend is Tramlines Festival in Sheffield which is a free event with lots of bands, stalls, etc. So if you are in Sheffield this weekend it would be lovely for you to come to the Ballroom in the City Hall to say hello.

Now I will explain the title to my post.  On Wednesday one of my neighbours called me over as she had very kindly taken in a parcel for me.  She then mentioned that she knew I liked 'old' stuff as she had recently seen me at a car booty and had spotted my old books, china cabinet etc in my house.  She is not nosey we live in a 60's house with huge picture windows so all the above are clearly visible from the road, along with my laundry, the clothes horse drying clothes - all the time - come on sunshine give me a break from the dreaded clothes horse.  Anyway long to short.  She said she had an old sewing machine she was selling and would I be interested.  I said that I already had one and she said ok its just that its old, it has a treadle, it's a Singer and it is in a beautiful cabinet.  Oh my goodness then I WAS interested.  She asked if I would like to have a look.  I was sooooo excited when she showed me.  It is a beauty.  I said yes please as quick as a flash and showed her my goosebumps to show her how delighted I was.  I also told her that Nellie would love it too.  She replied by saying Oh I have another one, its not in as good nick but you can have it.  Wham.  Two Singers to find homes for.  K did raise an eyebrow and fuffawacked a little (which equals swearing words in our house)  about where we where going to put it but for me it was LOVE at first sight.  Here she is.

This is mine squished in my teeny tiny hall but will be moved - sometime.

This is Nellie's she stripped it, oiled it, cleaned and polished it, Brasso'd and WD40'd it and now it sews like a dream.

So neighbour Lucy thank you so much for giving us two Super Singer's.  Neighbour Lucy also said I've got lots of threads as well, you know the old ones on wooden bobbins, I will dig you them out too.  Oh and I have a concertina sewing box, a wooden one in the loft I will dig that out for you too.



Mary Ann said...

That brings back memories. When we emigrated to Canada in 1954 my mum wouldn't leave her singer behind so it came with us. As it was a treadle machine she didn't have to worry about the difference in electics etc. I wish I had that machine now:)

Mac n' Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous, lucky you!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

work placement at Hope and Elvis??? living the dream!
Our TV sits on the same said Singer machine in the lounge... fee x

Jane said...

Hi Debs I did leave a comment last Friday off my phone but somehow it didn't post.. my mum had one the same, hers tipped upside down within the table. If you decide to sell give me a call. See you soon

sewa mobil jakarta said...

It's very old machine, remembering me to my grand moher. Thansk for sharing.

Mrs. H said...

Lovely meeting you today at St Marys. I have read your blog before.
I love the sewing machine, there was one in the convent where I used to work just like this.
enjoy the rest of the weekend and hope to see you again soon
: )

Mike said...

The old sewing machine is more of a piece of art then a actual sewing instrument. It's really beautiful. They don't make them like they use to. I bet you that one lasts way longer then the ones currently on the market.

-Zane of ontario honey