Friday, March 18, 2011

My new toy

Who wouldn't love a beautiful faux wood Formica cabinet?
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Especially when it's chipped so you can see the fiberboard underneath?
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Even more so that this amazing piece only cost me $35.95 plus tax?
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NO???

Well, what if you open it up?
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There's a hint of what's inside...open it all the way up and pull out the machine, and...

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What a beauty! Mint and emerald green, barely a scratch, electric cords in good shape...

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Not sure why there are two spool pins. I've found a grainy scan of a manual, and threaded it as best as I can figure out...and it kind of sews. There seems to be an issue with the feed dogs not engaging as fully as they should. I'll fiddle with it a little, and if I can't whip it into shape I'll take it to Jeff the miracle worker.

In actual sewing news, I'm working on a challenge: Blue, purple, and orange.
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What? You don't see any orange? Just wait...I have over a week left!

7 comments:

wackywoman said...

I used to have White sewing machines. It seems I used to wind the bobbin on the other ones. Golly, been so long. Love that cabinet.

Lucky-1 said...

What an amazing find :D And green too.....lurv green things:)

Enjoy and have fun
Hugs
Lucky

Judy Laquidara said...

Great find and it's pretty!!

creativedawn said...

Cute machine...great cabinet

hugz
Pam

Beeshebags said...

What a score.....bet it'll be handy for finishing off the quilt if that's what the blue, orange and purple work ends up being.

Hope you get it all working properly soon.

Hugs
Naomi

Melissa said...

Good for you. Everyone should have one older machine like this. They are work horses and will sew through anything the new fangled machines won't touch!

icemaiden316 said...

What a great find Michele. I love the colours of it. My machine is a little bit of Turquoise blue on it, looks a lot better than plain white.
Hope you get it fixed so you can use it.