Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Meet 'Sally'

Sally Singer that is.
She is my newest companion over at the studio.
I found her in a Salvation Army op-shop, catching my eye as I was heading over for a look at the sewing bric-a-brac.
'Take me home with you', she seemed to say......

Circa 1937, Sally is in pretty good condition for her age. She is a Scottish lass, made in the Kilbowie factory.



With a bit of a clean, and a tune up, she will be whirring away in no time.
I even bought her a new leather belt.




My nanna used to have a treadle sewing machine, and I remember as a little girl playing with it making the needle go up and down.........

Happy stitching,
Sandi x
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7 comments:

nicolette said...

Sally looks wonderful! What a great find at the op-shop!

Sarah said...

Woo hoo!!!

I am not sure if I am patient enough to try a sewing machine like this for a bi project!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a wonderful find! Sally looks like she's right at home. Be sure to report back on how she works, I would love to know.

Karen said...

What a wonderful find! Great to see her go to a good home. Enjoy.
It certainly brings back memories. My mum had one and this was what I learnt to sew on. I used an electric machine at school and the treadle at home.

Ulla said...

Sally is a real beauty!

Jennifer Rose said...

very cool to still have the table with it :D a lot of them are rotted and need a lot of repair to just the tables

Sandrine said...

Sally reminds me of my grandma sewing machine too! I think she will be really happy in her new home!! :)
xx