At what point do you have too many sewing machines? Between you and me, I do think I am there. Especially with this purchase. I bought a lovely Sphinx Treadle today. In my defense I did leave behind 2 other sewing machines...I was a bit proud while I drove away. Who would have thought that I would leave a sewing machine behind? Well, I did. Look at that lovely artwork on the body of the machine.
I wish Bernina would do this. Paint beautiful pictures on their sewing machines. I have been looking for a treadle for years. Since I was in Australia I have been on the hunt for a treadle. After a bit of research I decided that I wanted a fancy machine...either a RedEye or a Sphinx. I also wanted a pretty table. That was important too. I think this one it Tiger Maple. It will polish up really pretty.
She is even beautiful from behind. I really don't have time right now to take her apart and clean and oil her, but soon. First I need my husband to come home and help me get her inside. She will be in the foyer.
I need to order a treadle belt for her, but I have the hand crank attachment I can use in the mean time if all the power goes off and I NEED to sew.
According to my research she is a 15-97. I can't find her serial number, which is strange....but I will keep looking. I would like to know how old she is. There are some spiders that need to be removed before she comes in too. All in all she is quite lovely.
With this machine I have 11.
3 singer featherweights
2 Singer 301s
1 singer 99 (I think)
It is a sickness! But at least they all work and are in good condition.
How many sewing machine do you have? Do you collect them like me?
I hope I am not alone in this. Maybe I should sell some? I think I know which one I would put up for sale first.
OH well, time to get back to work!
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