I've been working on a quilt and will be showing that to you once I get to the halfway point ;)
I do love older sewing machines from the turn of the century. They are so beautiful! And each one has a story to tell!
In November, one of my sewing teachers was selling her treadle sewing machine and I jumped at the chance to bring it home! I've been looking for one like her for quite a while! Her name is Valentina. Lily had her cleaned and replaced her belt and she works! She's been in my sewing area since then and I love the look of her!
She even came with a box of feet and spools! Have not had a chance to play on her yet though...
We tested it and were amazed at how well it ran and SO quiet! When I tried to use it a couple days later we couldn't get it to load the bobbin. Did exactly the same thing, but the thread will not come up from the bobbin area. I'm thinking maybe a spring needs to be replaced maybe... Mom gave me permission to bring her home and see about getting her fixed.
Don't know what to call her... I called my grandmother 'memere' but that doesn't sound like a good name. Or maybe yes? I'll take suggestions!