Today, one of the ladies from the embroidery group come by to get the wool bins. To say she was surprised would be an understatement!! There were 17 bins and a big box of already felted wool, all trimmed and stacked in color coordinated bins. She was happy! Also, she said the Hugs and Kisses group could probably use the fleece I didn't get from the estate, so I said I would ride out there (again...) and pick it up. I had to go to town anyway to see the sewing machines I said I would buy. One of the estate ladies said they had three old kid sized machines in boxes. I asked what they were like, and she said they were black, dirty, and in wooden boxes. She wasn't sure they worked at all. I offered to buy them, and she said yes quickly. (fingers crossed my instincts were good and they were Featherweights!)Here is what the estate operation looked like this morning. It had rained during the night and much of the stuff was wet. The fleece was well wrapped and dry!
|Its hard to believe I had already gone through this stuff twice!! And, I had removed 30 bins and numerous boxes of stuff!|
|There is some of the fleece, easy to get to and dry. There was another big box of wool, too.|
|car was stuffed!!|
|1952 model. A bit grimy, but I oiled it and it ran like a top.|
|This 1939 model purrs like a kitten and makes a beautiful stitch! Some dedicated stitcher wore off the decals in the front moving her hands on the fabric as she fed it through the machine. Well loved, for sure.|
|Another 1952 model that was totally frozen. It took a lot of coaxing, but after oiling and some kind words, she sprang to life! There is a tiny problem with the needle position, but I think I can fix that.|
|This 1957 beauty is pristine and hums along like a champ. It came with all it's accessories and the decals bright and golden. I love it.|
|Unfortunately, the garage is still a mess, full of bins, poly fluff, fleece and (yes) more wool!|
I'll tackle this later... Now, let's have some more Featherweight porn!