"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, January 26, 2017
What A Beauty
Happy Thursday to you! I have to say I am so very thankful to be able to share this Singer Treadle Sewing Machine from 1910 that my hubby bought and refinished. He did such a wonderful job and I so appreciate it. You might remember that I have my mother's and grandmother's Singer Treadle that was manufactured on March 6, 1903; initially I thought it was just my mother's, but in hind sight realized my grandmother would have gotten it. Mine doesn't work and hasn't worked for years, but it is the sentimental ties that binds my heart to it. The new machine does work and has the original boxes(as shown)with attachments and is in good working order. When we bought it, some friends asked if hubby would restore it to sell. These friends don't value antiques like we do! What is nice is that now we have two antique machines with stands that can be passed on to our granddaughters-with the understanding that Grandpa put a lot of hours of work into them and they can't be painted. Our new Treadle sits downstairs in the t.v. area where we can see it and appreciate it; the other is in my sewing room. Along with this machine and base, we also received another Singer Sewing Machine that runs off of a motor, but that was also made in 1910. I have the series numbers for the machines and how many were made.
Many of my quilting friends have 3-5 sewing machines and I guess I'm catching up-not that it was planned. I have my Baby Lock that I love and also our beginner Baby Lock for our grands-plus now three antique machines. Life is good.
I am thankful for this life, the beauty of where we live, being able to get together with friends to walk or sew and the Grace that saved me.
How about you-what are you thankful for today? Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.