The machine was pure happenstance. Dear Son and I popped out Monday eve to drop off some stuff to the thrift store, and of course do a walk through. I headed right to the fabrics and notions where I spotted a baggie of threads, spools and spools of thread. That usually is a good indication that some one has dropped off their mom’s sewing stuff. And a great piece of neutral fabric. So headed down back to the furniture to see if there was a machine. Just an empty sewing cabinet. Maybe they kept the machine. Did a walk through anyway and on another desk spied a white plastic case looking almost like a suitcase except on the handle it said Kenmore.
Isn’t that so cute, roses all over it and inside, a Kenmore 158.1045
Just the sweetest little 3/4 size, solid metal, zig-zag. With no foot pedal or power cord. I didn’t grab it and run, in fact checked out ( with the fabric and two more shirts to cut up) and came home and told my DH. Who immediately said “why didn’t you get it”. I posted it on the facebook Vintage Machines group and they all said “grab it”. So the next day, while I was working, hubby went and bought it. We drove to Niagara Falls to a sewing machine store and he had a power cord/foot pedal combo that worked. Happy ending
Best part - machine $23, foot $20 = grand total $43 !
The house cleaning has a happy ending also. Back in September when
my DD2 moved back home I posted a picture of my living room. Looking like this.
Still a little pile of stuff down to the left that needs to go ( especially that old TV) but I feel much better about it.