I am constantly looking at "for sale" pages of sewing machines.
I have a bucket list of vintage machines I would like to own.
I have no idea why other than that I like them.
I have found more than I need at the thrift shop too.
These are not necessarily ones I have on my list, but they have been in decent shape and
I think they need to be in a good home.
My husband is one patient man!
Recently I was checking out the FB market place when I found a Singer Rocketeer.
Not only was there a machine but there was a fold up table.
It was rectangular not square which is quite rare.
There was also a cabinet that has sewing "stuff" in it.
It was not in very good shape but I thought it might have stuff pertaining to the machine in it.
I watched the ad for a bit and after about a week or so they dropped the price in half.
I immediately messaged and ended up committing to purchase the machine and stuff.
It took me a little over 2 weeks to get there due to my son's health issues but I picked it up last week. This is a photo the seller took of the machine in the table.
We picked up the cabinet and it is a good thing too as the foot pedal was in here.
It is just a cheap particle board cabinet so I won't be keeping this.
It sure was fun to sort through all of the drawers though.
I did end up finding a few feet, but if I want to sew with it I will have to find some more.
This old needle card was a fun find.
It even had the original owners manual inside!
Now I need a name for him. I'm sure this one is a boy, so handsome!
I know several people that have named theirs
"Elton" (Rocketman) but I need something more original.
I will have to think on it.
I have had several people ask me how many machines I have.
How do you feel when someone asks you that?
I'm trying not to be offended but I feel they are being judgmental when they ask.
It's kind of a personal question for me.
I know, you will all say not to take it personally, but it reminds me of the questions, how many kids are you going to have, when you have a large family.
Suffice it to say I have a LOT.
If we decide to go RVing full time I will most likely sell off some of them.
I will not sell them all.
The rest will have to go into storage, along with LOTS of our household stuff.
I have some furniture that has been in my family for several generations and that also would need to go into storage.
I think this year I will need to get each and every one operational.
That way I can sell those that I am not in love with.
I will keep the rest.
How many machines do YOU own?