Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Sewing Machine

When I was a kid I often heard stories of people finding priceless paintings or artifacts in the trash. Maybe they weren't all true or some a bit exaggerated, but I do believe it's possible. Although you'd think these days most important pieces are recovered already and you would never expect yourself to be that lucky.

But what about my 1915 Singer hand sewing machine? It was waiting for me almost in front of my own front door. A quick search on the internet learned that comparable pieces are offered for up to 60 dollars. Not a treasury, but as a crafter it is a nice decoration for my workroom and I'm very pleased with it.

And by the way in case of a power outage: it works fine!!


Clutterina said...

Oh my GOD, what a beauty!!! I can't believe someone threw this out. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and will come back regularly. Regarding recycling aspect, I have another blog at which I think you may enjoy. Keep up the good work :)

luthien said...

OMG! this i would love to have :) i already have one of my grandma's... singer as well, with pedal :) it was her wedding gift! i'll never give it away :) i must restore it though... the whole side board that opens out as a workspace has been chipped of :(

thank you for adding me to your favs at blog catalog :) i shall follow this blog of yours. i love it when we can get creative with trash! have a creative week :)