Monday, 16 July 2012

Singer Sewing Machine

Hi all,

I hadn't realised that it has been such a long time since I uploaded anything.  I have a really good excuse. We're moving - yet again! We seem to have a knack for finding long-term lets which the landlords don't want to long-term let anymore. For what must be the fourth time in two years... actually it might be the fifth... we are dusting off the packing boxes, re-applying the packing tape and popping the bubbles in the bubble wrap. Well, there has to be a bit of fun amidst the chaos and besides, it's a good stress reliever!

So, with all the packing, unpacking and re-packing, stitching projects have fallen by the wayside.  In fact, I'm not even sure where half of the projects I was working on are any more - apart from being in a box - somewhere.

Anyway, one of the things that becomes second nature, when you move as often as I have, is clearing stuff out.   Moving stuff from one place to another is a brilliant motivator to de-clutter and hone your possessions to those that are useful or seriously sentimental.  Unfortunately, there are times when things that you want to keep get put in the wrong pile and end up getting chucked by mistake.  This is what happened to my Mum's old Singer Sewing Machine.  I was gutted when I found out it was gone.

I have been trawling through second hand shops, ebay and antique stores to try to find a replacement.  I finally found this one which isn't quite right but it's fairly close.

To be spot-on, the little inspection covers and the front plate need to be silver and patterned, whereas on this one they are black and plain.

This one was from ebay and was £36 which is about right.  There are still so many of them around that they are not really worth much more than that. From a seriously sentimental point of view though, this one is priceless.

Bye for now