Monday, 26 April 2010

George is going for a service

I booked my lovely sewing machine in for a service. This is the first once since I got it over a year ago. Now I appreciate most people get their machines serviced yearly at most but it seems like such a long time. George is a 1901 Singer V series. She's treadle powered and I love here dearly. Now she was restored by the gentleman I bought her off and he had to take her right down to the metal so she no longer has the beautiful decals you associate with Singer. She is also missing the drawers that should go under her desk. But I love her. And I have given her some hammer, really I have. Tonight I will have to take everything off her and fold her into the desk. Then I will have to pop home tomorrow morning so the nice people can come and take here away. I have no idea how long she will be gone (sob) and I have an evening to myself tomorrow. I guess I'll have to break out the knitting tomorrow. Should give me chance to catch up on that. I have a cardigan to knit for Spadger and a top for myself which have both been sorely neglected lately.

**Edited at 6:65**
The sewing machine man has just popped round as he was near my house and taken George away. I learnt that she just unscrews from the treadle base. I am rather sad that she has gone :o( Must stop being daft. However I have just given my sewing machine to a total stranger. I feel a tad nervous that he may not bring her back.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! You participated in my give-away over at tinkelstin-design. Unfortunately the evil Mr. Number Generator did choose another comment but I wanted to thank you for taking the time to comment!
    And you are not beeing daft about your sewing machine! I can totally relate... But it will turn out fine, I'm sure!
    Anyway, I noticed in your blogger profile the blog "the thrifty garde robe" - what a cool idea! There will be kind of a "Refashion-Vacuum" once WR is gone (well, the free version anyway), so I'll definately bookmark the Thrifty Garde Robe for further reference!

    Greetings from Germany,