Thursday, 2 August 2012

August 1st vintage find

Yesterday my mom and I went to Fort Langley to check out some of the antique shops there.  I came across this old hand crank Singer Sewing machine and decided to add it to my collection
 From what I can find it appears to be an 1819 vintage machine.  Some of the paint has worn off, but the wheel moves freely.
 In the little tool box I found 3 spools of thread one Made in Canada. 
 On closer inspection it is Silk.  There are 5 extra bobbins and an extra bobbin holder
 There is also an interesting metal needle threader that includes instructions and states it can be used on sewing machines.
 Something that I chose to pass on was this lovely old quilt.
 The batting appeared to be either wool or cotton and was in not to bad of condition.  I may have to take a second look at it.
 Yesterday I came home to find this book in my mail box.  I ordered it a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for it's arrival.  I first found out about it on SewCalGal's blog
I decided to order one, after a little glitch it arrived and I'm looking forward to getting a lot of use of it for both my quilting interest and checking out some other fiber shops.
If you are interested check it out at
And, you can contact Needle Travel at:
Michele Merin, Publisher

1 comment:

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely sewing machine. I have one similar. Those old quilts are special. Regards, Nessie