My mom picked it up for a bargain from a nice lady at a rummage sale. It's a Singer.
It's ridiculously easy to thread. It's an open arm machine! (what a difference to my mending world.) The bobbin winder works!! It has zigzag!! And reverse!! And more!!
These are all things I lacked in the previous sewing machines in my life.
It's pretty wonderful.
I recently scored a bag filled with several dozen colorful spools of thread at Goodwill for $2.99. I could have paid that much for a single spool at Walmart. Instead I got about fifty spools of fantastic colored thread, many of them the vintage wooden variety.
These little big finds delight me.A couple of weeks ago before our big spring meltdown, I went on a mending spree.
This is a pair of jeans I patched for Lilly. Her little pant legs are super tiny. I can only get in there to sew on the open arm, going crosswise on the leg. So I used some colorful threads & gave her some jazzy patches.
Speaking of Goodwill finds.. A few trips prior to my great thread bonanza, I walked in and saw this pink velvet chair. I was in the process of pink-ifying Lilly's bedroom, and was sold. It was so.. pink! And spotless. And only $9.99!!
(See her extreme new pink wall? Uffda.)
The laundry room is going to get some attention next.
Much home improving & creating going on. Lots of re-purposing & good finds, too.