New Years Day was entirely wonderful for many reasons. I got to do many of my favourite things, like piecing and quilting - so hopefully they'll feature prominently in this new year. Marty and I also headed to the other side of town to have a look at a sewing machine, and the dear sweet thing came home with us.
Here she is - a 1928 Singer Treadle. In really quite good shape for her age. I have wanted a 6 drawer treadle for such a long time, and we have waited and waited until we found a good one at a reasonable price.
My Puppa had purchased one for me as a child for a small sum - I'm thinking around $20.00 or so, and for what reason I don't know, it didn't come home with me right away. I remember the treadle as if it were yesterday, the drawers were filled with the notions, laces and cottons of it's previous owner. It was like a treasure trove to me. A short time later I learned that a man had offered to double my Puppa's money, and so he sold it. I was devastated. I've always wished for another like it, and now I have one :-)
This one also has drawers filled with cottons, odds and ends, and an amazing selection of feet and accessories. I have to say, I'm entirely thrilled. And Happy New Year to me! :-)