I sat down to finish the commission quilt today. I sewed one long seam and knew I had to oil and clean.
I love my old singers, being able to take care of them myself, being connected to all those who sewed before me. Yes, dramatic, but I do love those singers!
I rehabbed and sold them for a few years. It was always gratifying and profitable. I stopped when I had no more room in the house. I sold them one by one, the good ones I had nurtured. I miss my treadle redeye the most. Although my green Godzilla finish was pretty cool.
I kept my 99 - Althea, and she resides in the living room so that I can sew when the family is sitting down.
My black featherweight- Grace, she is in my dry studio and she is the one who had the "spa" treatment today.
Belle is my mint green featherweight, she goes with me when I travel. I bought her in Florida when I was down visiting for my niece's graduation. (this is her graduation quilt) I found her, Belle, in an antique shop. She needed some work but she was still beautiful and strong. I replaced some inner broken parts, cleaned her , tuned her up and Voila! When I came home with her she road on the plane in my lap. That was a pain, but completely worth it!
I also have a 201 in the attic that I use to free motion quilt with. Now she could use a bath!
So today, so far, I sidestepped the last few seams on the commission piece but enjoyed some time tinkering with tools.
Not bad for a random Tuesday, I am so blessed !!! :o)