Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What a find!!!!

Good evening everybody! 

Thank you for all the comments from all of you "Fall into Fall" Giveaway posters!! I assure you that I have read and continue to read all of them and appreciate you letting me know what you like and don't like around here at Coyote Quilts. After the giveaway is finished I will report on a summary of all comments and check out your blogs if you have one. 

Today before I went to work for 1/2 day I was cruising the internet looking for a quilting machine. I do that periodically. Well, I didn't find a great bargain on a quilter, but I did happen on a listing on Craig's list for 3 'antique' sewing machines. Of course I had to go see them, even though I am not a collector, nor do I really want to be. I could tell by the pictures that one of them was a hand crank machine (they intrigue me) and when I went to check them out I found 2 hand crank machines. Yep, I sure did, I brought both of them home. The decals are not 100%, but fair and they sure need a lot of TLC. My DH was checking them out and noticed that the one with a wooden base had a drawer. He got that drawer open and I was sure surprised with the contents! The manual was in there with several feet, 2 shuttle type bobbins, needles and of course a few buttons! We couldn't tell what that machine was because there was no markings on it anywhere, but the manual says it is a "Gloria" Vibrating Shuttle Sewing Machine. The other machine is a Davis and is in rougher mechanical shape I do believe and we may not be able to restore it. One of the things I noticed was the tension wire is pretty rusty and we have not even opened them up to see what kind of goop is inside.

Here is Mr. Davis

Here is Miss "Gloria"

Aren't they just beautiful! So if the weather continues to be nasty out here (we have had bad thunderstorms with hail and tornadoes in areas) we may be staying home this weekend and doing a little 'cleaning' instead of traveling. Not a problem for me that's for sure! 

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

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