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?


  1. Since mommy is as old as a fossil, she remembers her granny had one of those. It's so cool
    Lily & Edward

  2. Our Mom has her mother's Singer machine that once was a treadle too. But her Mom had it converted to a portable. Mom says it weighs a ton. Your hubby fixed yours up beautifully.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  3. What a Beauty is right. So wonderful that it works too! My mom has a newer machine, but she loves her Singer she got in 1955 the best.
    Right now I'm thankful for a wood-burning fire to sit by!

  4. I also have my grandmother's treadle sewing machine from the late 1800's. It has a bobbin that has to be wound by hand.
    How great that you have a machine for both grandgirls.
    Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

  5. Wow, I love it. It looks like mine but I'm not exactly sure of the date of mine. It belonged to my grandfather who was a tailor. Mine doesn't work.

  6. Had to chime in, too. I have my grandmother's old Singer treadle. The yellowed bill of sale is still in one of the drawers. I learned to make baby doll clothes using it. Special memories!

  7. What a talented man your husband is to restore such a lovely sewing machine! Blessings abound when we start counting them, indeed! Have a wonderful week :)

  8. Noreen, That looks like the machine my husband bought me when I first started sewing. He paid 5 dollars for it. Wish I had that old machine back. What a wonderful treasure yours is. Blessings, xoxo, Susie


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