Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In the Heat of the Moment
In the heat, I was starting to get quite warm but had enjoyed visiting with friends I had not seen in a while. Working in my basement studio, that is what I miss the most is socialization. So taking a break and going to the auction was fun. I didn't win any bids until it came to this sewing machine. In the heat of the moment I bid on it and won it for $2.50. Was this a good or bad thing, was yet to been seen. I paid my bill and put the lid back on the machine and was shocked when I went to pick it up. It must weigh 40 lbs. The owner asked if I would like help to the car, but being tough I stated I could handle it. Hahaha! I only made it to the end of the driveway and the handle was cutting into my hand. So I set it down at the edge of the driveway, walked to the car and drove up to load it.
Does anyone know anything about this cutie? Haines....Rod and I plugged it in. It runs. I tried to wind a bobbin, which works. The motor smoked a little, so it needs a good cleaning and oiling. The guild's sewing machine cleaning day is coming up Sept. 13th, so I will have it cleaned then.
Also, I couldn't figure out how to thread it. This will be a work in progress. I think it will be fun to have my own vintage sewing machine to sew along with Bonnie Hunter and her quilt cam sessions. This also means I will have to name the machine? Any ideas?
A Toast: Here's to keeping each other in stitches!
Yours in quilting,