My New “Home” Girl | New Home Treadle Sewing Machine
I want you to meet a new friend of mine…
Spencer and I went to an estate auction a few weeks ago and purchased this beauty for $30. She is not collector quality because the decals are missing, but she is still a workhorse! A little oil and polish and we had her running on the first day.
This machine is the same one I worked on while working as a historical interpreter at Living History Farms. I worked in the 1875 millinery and used the treadle to make purses. There was not much of a learning curve for me to get started, which was great!
We got to spend some time together this morning. I am making a bill organizer from an old book. This machine made it through 6 pieces of thick paper at a time with no trouble.
My new machine needs a name. We farm girls name things we love. My mom has machines named Betty and Mildred. I have not loved a machine yet. My Bernina is generally referred to with swear words :). Favorite names so far are Guss, Tootsie, Avis, and Addie. Any other ideas?
I have seen vases of wine corks with the date and occasion written. The wine I drink is really cheap and usually has plastic corks, but I still like the idea. I am going to start a similar tradition with used spools of thread. They are much more meaningful.
I am out of glue to finish my project so I am off to find something new to hold me over. Enjoy your weekend!