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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Stitch in Time....

Oh girls! I was so excited when my cell phone rang and I learned that I had won the silent auction at the local Sally Anne!!!! I let out a giggle and had a tiny celebration right there behind the wheel of my truck (yea...I was on the way to hockey) lol
What did I win???
Yeppers!!! I won a beautiful old sewing machine! So what if the front drawer is missing...I can live with a little imperfection....after all...I'm less than perfect!
She is Canadian Made too!!! look how dirty that is...just wait!
Seriously dirty....
In complete working order!!!
Look how pretty!!
This just tickled me pink to see a built in measuring tape!
The belt is leather...
Okay Gloria....what the heck are these two pieces for????? it came with the machine...and I am so clueless..it has to be something fabulous if they were kept with the machine all this time...
Inside those drawers were old bobbins that look like bullets...(forgot to take a photo) lol
After a little cleaning...she is starting to look a little more pretty!
And a lot less dusty...see how shiny I made that???
I love all the details...
I is looking a lot cleaner since I put some elbow grease into it!
Oh how I wish I could leave it open all the time!!! But...sadly my house is not big enough to have that privelage....I will post it again when I finish my living room make over...and fall clean out! (that means a while from now-lol)
Thanks Diane for giving us a place to share! Head over to her blog by clicking on the top photo to see what the others are sharing!

45 comments:

Justine said...

Oh wow, what an amazing sewing table! Do you have any idea how old it is? I hope Gloria can help you out with those two mysterious pieces!

Justine :o )

Stay@homemommy said...

How neat!! Congratulations on winning. I think the missing drawer adds to the character!
~Karrie

kclily said...

What a find! How beautiful. It is going to look great in your house. Funny you talked about the bullet shaped bobbins. My mother had a sewing machine with that shaped bobbin also. I had asked her last week about that machine and she said it was long gone :(

momstheword said...

Oh I can't wait to see it when you get it made over. How exciting that you got it!!!!! Love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Tootsie, what a treasure. I learned to sew on an old treadle sewing machine. I loved it. Have no idea what my mother ever did with it. Yours is just so pretty and I love all the detail it has. What a wonderful treasure. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great job girl...Loved this machine I had never seen a Raymond one before...looked it up on line...Now I looked at my old singer one and the only thing I can tell from the wood pieces is that they fit into the bottom of where the machine rests when its in the cabinet...see if they fit there...other wise I have not a clue girl...But you did great on the price...check and see if you can get the other drawers for it...Or you might want to use it for a TV stand and put your dvd where the front drawer was...just me thinking out loud again...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Love the Decor! said...

what a wonderfully fun treasure!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh man I am old. I remember the bobbins that looked like bullets. My grandmother was a dressmaker and had one that old. I remember when she got an electric one. I had it for years and got tired of looking at it.
You did a great job. It is shining.
QMM

Urban Green said...

That's nice, really nice. All the best with the makeover!

Charli and me said...

Good evening. I stopped by from QM blog. This sewing machine is so beautiful. What a treasure. The picture of your garden is awesome. It's so pretty.

onlymehere said...

This is an absolute treasure! My Grandma Annie had an old Singer and my sister inherited it when she died. I've always loved the look of the old machines. My sister actually still used it until at least 10 years ago. Hmmm, I wonder if she still has it. You got a wonderful prize there and I'm glad you won so I could enjoy seeing it there!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Tootsie what a wonderful thing to win!! I have an old machine like this too. WHen David was about 8 or 9 he decided he wanted to make something on that old machine and made a little quilt. I took a picture of him sewing at the machine- he was such a cutie!! ooo now I am wanting to go hunt up that cute pic!

blessings
mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tootsie...I am SO darned happy for you! What a treasure. You will have fun with it I am sure. I also have one. It belonged to my husbands mother and they brought it to California from Maine..and it is just beautiful. It is in the family room and I just love it. There is something so ...warm about those old sewing machines!

I had to laugh at the "Monster" glass thingy. Too darned funny! It's Mosser..and I mispelled it anyway. I spelled it Mosher..put in an h instead of another s. Everyone mispelled it, including myself..but your's was the best!
LOL And by the way...NEVER get a red face with me...because there is nothing you can do or say that I haven't done WORSE! :):) And THEN some!
Hugs... :)
Mona

Cheryl said...

CAUTE! You could crochet a lovely open worked piece and attach it to some foam core and set it into that open spot where the drawer used to be. You could put your last name on it-- or your monogram, it would look like it was meant to be like that :-)
~Cheryl

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Tootsie,
That is a beautiful piece! Love the curved lines!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!
:) Diane

aidensmom said...

Oh my gosh girl. That is amazing! My grandma had one like that and I wish I was able to of got it when she passed. I LOVE anything antique. That's just how I want to decorate my house when we get one. Oh it's just amazing what a little elbow grease can do. Great job!! ;)

Barb said...

Wow!!
What a great deal. You won it?
It is beautiful!!

thanks for posting about the Challenge.
See you tomorrow for a more of my projects, and next week for the big reveals for everyone!!

Blessings

Barbara jean

Mary said...

Wow, congrats! I love how excited you get with your finds. You are a joy!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love this!!! It's beautiful!!!

Kathy said...

Whaa Hooo!! she 's a beauty girl! How fun was that for you to win her!!!! I sold one last year that has lived here a while...only cause I didn't have room for her in my sewing room anymore. Now you can love her for both of us! Loved touring your gardens again!!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Darla said...

Tootsie this is way cool!! I love it. Reminds me of my Grandmothers machine!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great score Tootsie. I love those old sewing machines. Maybe you can come across a drawer for it on one of your adventures!

Ramona

"Blossom" said...

Oh know! Are you taking up sewing too. Good, because I don't sew very much and I need some items done. LOL This is terrfic that you won this. How awesome is that.
You will be sewing for the whole family now. The blog family. I thought that would make you laugh. Yeah, I would have a summer home up there and then come back home. That sounds like a plan. Have a good day. I've been painting pumpkins black and orange........

Pam said...

Congrats on your win. That is one beautiful piece. Makes you wonder what all has been sewed on it.
Pam

Pam said...

what a beautiful piece. makes you wonder what all has been sewed on that. Congrats.
Pam

Together We Save said...

Oh wow what a treasure!! I will have my grandmother's one day. It is beautiful! I have something for you. Please stop by and pick it up.

cindy said...

That is so cool!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, you so scored! That sewing machine is a beauty. Some sewing blog I read (I forget which one -- that is how my brain works) is written by someone who actually sews on a machine like this. How cool is that? Oh, Tootsie, she is so gorgeous and you've already perked her up with all that loving attention. How cool! Congratulations...

Betty said...

She is a beauty Tootsie!

Sylvia said...

YYYEEEAAAAA..CONGRATULATIONS TOOTSIE. I too would be so excited to win such a treasure. Do you have the old spools to go with it?

Can't wait to see more pictures.

:D

Sue said...

Lucky girl--beautiful sewing machine and it works---I'm jealous.


Sue

Sue said...

Luck girl---beautiful machine and it works--I'm jealous


Sue

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, after the mean comment about my ability to be genuine in my comments, it was nice to see.

Cheri

RobinfromCA said...

Such a beautiful machine - what a lucky win! This is my first visit to your blog and I am so impressed with your garden! I'll definitely be back!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That is really cool......
Love it....

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is beautiful, lucky you!

RainGardener said...

Ya done good Toots. Aren't those old sewing machines just beautiful? The gorgeous painted flowers and just everything about them. Congrats on the win!

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Everyone should have a sewing machine or 3 around the house. And your's is so very cool! Do you know what kind of wood? I don't think it's 1/4 sawn oak but maybe curly maple? Whatever, it's very nice. I have a treadle machine also - and a Singer Featherweight - and a Bernina - and a Pfaff - and a Pfaff I gave to my daughter 'cuz I can only sew on one at a time anyway!!

CiNdEe said...

Wow what a treasure and it works too!!!!! It looks beautiful!!!

Jessica said...

Yeah! What a fantastic treasure!

love you!!

Valerie said...

That is just gorgeous! You are very lucky!!!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Lucky you! It's beautiful!!! ☺

=Tamar said...

The odd pieces may have been extra packaging for when the machine was shipped to the original buyer/store from the factory. One piece looks like it would support the top of the machine head in a crate, and the other piece may have protected the bottom.

Tootsie said...

thanks Tamar!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, what a terrific giveaway. I remember my grandma had one of the old treadle sewing machines. You will make a beauty out of it Tootsie.