I've had questions about several things shown in my "Living Room post"... so will answer them one at a time. The first was about this Singer sewing machine. Sheila wanted to know more about it. She thought it was a treadle machine, but, no - it isn't that old. So, what I can tell you about, Sheila, is this great machine's life story.
This machine was made in 1947. When I was three. It lived its "professional life" in the Alterations Dept. of a store here in Searcy. Over the years, there is no telling how many hours it turned out clothing for the community. It turns out that store was owned by my son-in-law's family and when it closed a few years ago....my son-in-law asked if I wanted to have this machine. Really? You have to ask? He even brought it to me. It turns out, the machine still works beautifully.
Now, truth be told, there are SIX sewing machines in my house....and as you can imagine, there isn't loads of room for them....so, once again, I am trying to be creative in where things 'go.' So, I've decided to look upon this machine as a sort of 'sculpture,' therefore, it can stay in the living room. You probably don't understand that, but it makes sense to me.
The stitching of this machine is quite nice....so while it is old, it is still GREAT with a lot of life left it in it, so it's a useful and still beautifully functional sculpture. (I'm trying to think of myself as still useful and functional...some days it isn't that easy!)
OK. This has nothing to do with the machine...just something pretty to look at, but it does go right along with the vintage aspect of this post. Oh, yeah!
I'll be showing you those other machines as time goes by...but for now, you've seen one of the stories of things that live in my living room, with others coming. Soon, you will even see, by request, a hand drawn sketch of the floor plan of Bird Nest Cottage. Hope you'll come and see! (And thanks for all the interest in my 'stuff.')
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time