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Sunday, June 22, 2014

My new old machine

A few weekends ago I spent a beautiful weekend away with my stitching buddies. One of them had a gorgeous Singer 222. This little machine just stitched away all weekend as she worked on project after project. It was just the cutest little thing.

I had previously seen these machines and have always wanted one. So after the weekend away I came home and did a little internet research on these machines, ending up on EBay. This little machine was up for auction.


With just 1 hr to go. So just like my Winnetta this purchase was a spare of the moment decision. Gadget and I discussed it, and I talked with my friend who was stitching away on the weekend and with a price in mind we bid with one minute to go.....and tah dah
We won


This is the first Singer I have ever owned however I spent most of my childhood stitching on my mums singer. I just adore my new baby. The previous owner told me it had been serviced just 12 months ago and that the machine was pretty much unused for most of it s time in her possession.


The singer 221 Featherweight portable sewing machines were made between 1933 and 1964. The machine (model 221), weighs about 11 pounds and was made to take to classes. I did a little research and discovered my machine was made on April 24, 1950 in Clydebank, Scotland.


She is in perfect condition, with almost no scratches, her decals are perfect with no rub marks.


She came with all of her original accessories, including the manual, lubricant and needles in their original packet. She sews like a dream and has already done some piecing for me.


She packs away in this super cute little box and I even have the key to lock her up.

And of course she needed a name, so considering she is Scotish I have named her Bonnie.
I am hoping that her first workshop will be at my weekend away at Nundle in August.

I just love vintage things, don t you?

"I hope your hands are working on a project that you love"

Ciao

Googy girl

11 comments:

Sharmayne said...

Bonnie certainly looks great for her age! You must be very pleased with her and hope you both enjoy your first weekend away together!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

She is a beauty....enjoy here...

simplestitches said...

Beautiful Bonnie, what a great looking machine....good on you!

Fiona said...

Bonnie is going to be such a good friend... great purchase...
Hugz

Susan said...

What a treasure. Bonnie looks in very fine form.

Cheryll said...

Great buy Trish... And another lovely addition to your sewing family!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You willove sewing with her. I adore mine!!

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Great buy, she looks gorgeous! Hope you get many more years of enjoyment. Xx

Small pieces said...

Great buy...and In working condition. Well done!

Fiona@Dragonfly-Sewing said...

Looks great Trish. Lucky girl =)

Jenny said...

WOW ..super cute little singer.