Friday, March 22, 2013

Another sewing machine...

Who knew that hitting the enter key in the title window would automatically publish the post?

SEW, I bought another sewing machine, a Singer Stylist 457, made in Great Britain. (Sorry, no camera.)

I saw it on the shelf at Goodwill and grabbed it before it even had a chance to say "buy me". LOL 

The tag is marked "as is"It is missing the pressure foot attachment and the two thread spool pins, but the machine runs very quietly. The head, cords, and foot pedal are in excellent condition. It is very clean on the inside, too, so I wonder if anyone ever used this machine.

How many sewing machines does this make?  I don't know for sure. Just off the top of my head, I counted twelve here at the house. (Yes, if someone "borrowed" one, I would know.) My friend has one of my machines. Then there are several in our (computer repair) shop that may or may not need work.

Wednesday, I had a ball in "town" (Lewiston/Clarkston where we do our "major" shopping)I spent as much time as I wanted wandering through St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill, Ross, TJMaxx, Safeway, Macy's, Maurices, Shopko. I might have even forgotten a couple of places. We even lingered over lunch at El Sombrero. (J had a chalupa; I had the fiesta salad. YUM)

The list was long, and J had two jobs to do. So I dumped dropped off J and went and did my thing. We met for lunch and got completely soaked dashing from the restaurant to the car. Then I dropped him again, and went and played/spent more money. Picked up J, and he dropped me at our pathetic little mall while he went across the river to Costco.

St. Vincent de Paul was kind of a bust. I did buy a few vintage-ish sewing patterns and cookbooks.  Nothing spectacular.

Goodwill, however, yielded:
  1.  The sewing machine, of course  
  2.  A (1960's?) 20" unmarked "bride" doll with her original earrings and dress. She must have been in a display case, because her hair is in good condition and the dress is white with only has one small stain on the side.  
  3. Fabric, yards of fabic!  It comes bundled in plastic bags so you can only see what is on the outside, but it like opening a treasure chest. This haul brought in quilting, percale, upholstery and drapery samples, pre-printed pillow top panels, fake fur, lace (like for a sheer curtain panel), polyester garbardine (yuck), a piece that I'm sure is slubbed silk (beautiful pink),chiffon, a couple of pieces I can't identify, rayon, and even a couple of unfinished Christmas projects.  Oh, and two yards of gorgeous flocked? embossed? Christmas/holiday fabric. It is black with wine and teal flowers and leaves that look like jewels outlined in gold. It is elegant rather than gaudy. It would make a beautiful jacket or vest.
  4. Mugs to match some dishes, legal size printer paper, misc. junk.

The stop at the mall was successful.  Found several tops for Carmen and me, all for less than $10 a piece. Whoot!

Last but definitely not least, J bought me this: 

A rolling sewing machine tote!
(Picture from JoAnn)
I think I'll keep J!

Disclosure: I am not endorsing any of the stores or restaurants mentioned in this blog.  I have NOT been compensated in any way for mentioning them.


Packrat said...

Why doesn't the published blog post look like it does before it is published???

Madeline's Album said...

You found some terrific things. The material sounds wonderful. Will be looking forward to seeing what you make out of it. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

P.S. Wish I could answer your question but I don't know the answer.

Anonymous said...

Wow! quite a haul there.. I'm so wanting to do the thrift store run but no one wants to go with me.