Sunday, January 16, 2011

My new toy, or project, or family member......


It's all in how you look at it. This lady is 6 years older than my hundred year old grandmother. By putting it in that perspective, I have a huge respect for what she's seen in her years. Yes, the Singer 27 is home. I've found out that the cabinet is one called "Eastlake." The only real part I need is a replacement for the front center door. I'd even be happy just with the front panel if I can't find a whole drawer. But we are living in the age of eBay, so there is hope.
For the machine herself, all she needs is the front bobbin plate cover, and a new treadle belt. That and some TLC to clean her up.
I did a test patch in the back corner and she'll clean up nicely. The fancy decal, called the Sphinx model, is pretty much intact.
There is a tutorial online at www.quiltingboard.com on how to clean up and get an old machine working again. So, this summer, when I can work with kerosene, outside (!), I'll get cleaning the machine up. Right now, my focus is on getting the cabinet looking as nice as possible.
So, here are the promised photos.
I need to name her. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

A.J. Dub. said...

Sweet Betsy came to mind. That cabinet looks an awful lot like the one sitting gathering dust in my parent's basement. I need to convince my mom that my house has room for it. :)

Teresa said...

Sweet Betsy sounds pretty good!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh gosh, she is beautiful! I am trying to see if I can get my great Aunt's machine. She was amazing with a sewing machine!!

As for a name? How about Eleanor or Gabby?