I purchased this vintage Singer some twenty years ago at an antique shop in town with the intention of using it. It cost me twenty dollars! I've used it many times to sew aprons and such. The little motor hums a sweet harmony as I hit the foot pedal. It creates the best stitches in the world! It also has a ruffle attachment! I've made oodles of ruffles with this machine! You know how I love ruffles, right?
I was able to locate parts on the Internet so if anything breaks, I can fix it. Isn't that a comforting feeling? Having the ability to fix an object of affection. Nowadays and most always if something breaks it's usually replaced with a new model rather than repairing it. In some cases it can't be fixed, only replaced. That seems like manufacturing is moving backwards instead of forward to me.
That little Singer was built in 1921. My favorite era. I always thought it had been modified electric, but after researching I found that this was the first year Singer manufactured electric sewing machines. They made 1500 of this model, make in New York. Today, it's market value is over five-hundred dollars. However, I"m not interested in selling it, never, never! This is where I located all the Singer information.
White Tent thoughts...
It's getting closer now...
I love the look of these steeple tents. I searched high and low to locate them. Notice the little scalloped trim that surrounds the tents. Thinking it could be recreated. I'm also drawn to the outdoor marketing, tables and flowers sitting here and there. Thinking about a straw floor layed inside my tent.
Making new hand made items to offer at the market.
Adding Dead Sea Salt, Mix your Own at the soap shop on water street.
Old is new...
Enjoy caring and sharing days.