Monday, January 15, 2007

Sewing and Snow

Say hello to the world's oldest "working" sewing machine. With a red Christmas tree light to illuminate your work, and a hefty weight of (probably) over 20lbs, this sucker needed replacement. (I say it's from the 40s. That's just based on the design, but what do I know about the design of sewing machines?)
Here's the replacement. Due to the power outage today, I wasn't able to play with it. But I certainly hope within the next few days I'll be trying to sew those straight seams.
And, here's the proof of the arrival (finally!) of winter.


8 comments:

S said...

Wow fancy new sewing digs. I love that old machine though... I bet it has one of those cases that snap onto the whole thing. I also bet it was a pain to thread the bobbin. Its still really pretty though. What about that ice today! I didn't go anywhere. I worked on a quilt.

Hope the weather's better on Wednesday.

CanarySanctuary said...

Same here! Work was closed yesterday, but opened today.
Oh yes, it does have a snappy case. Oh yes, it's old :)

Fel said...

Oooh, winter. I want winter as well, not crappy springtime weather in January! *sob*
Have fun with your new sewing machine! I guess I should get mine finally working... ;P

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks :) I hope to be able to use it on the weekend!

Tammie said...

So I have now finally seen the snow. No time to read much else but at least there is now proof I looked.

CanarySanctuary said...

Thanks Tammie :) Get through that firewall!!

Robin said...

Cool - I found another knitter who's interested in sewing too! I just finished my first skirt and am really happy with it. The new sewing machine looks really cool, but I like the old one too. My machine is from the late 80s (Viking 960) - bought it on Ebay two years ago and it's worked great. It has a snap-on case too!

CanarySanctuary said...

It certainly has a "retro charm". The design is pretty cool, but I thought I'd paper myself with a new one :)