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My Old Singer Sewing Machine

This is my old singer sewing machine.  It still works and has pride of place in our extension.   The wheel has to be tied up when its not in use so that they kids don’t catch their fingers in it, but it’s eye catching, and I love it.

I put up the picture as @mmeguillotine on twitter is interested in them, and I offered to let her see my one.  I have great memories of the machine when I was younger.   I remember at age 10 or 11, upstairs in my grandmothers house with it, and sewing away on patches of old material, just to use it.

I think it was bought for my great grandmother to mend the fishermens clothes with, and I am a bit sad that I don’t know it’s complete history.    I wish I had paid more attention as a child.   It doesn’t take away from the fact that I have always loved this machine, or the fact that it has always been in my life, in one way or another.

How many of us have vintage machines in our homes??  I’d love to know..