Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Early Christmas Present

A good friend decided to part with her and had no one to give her to – her kids didn’t want her – her grandkids didn’t want her – and she just knew I would love her (oh, how true).  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her for the first time:
Her cabinet is a little bit rough (and I forgot
to close the drawer) but she is beautiful!
This is Beatrice.  I call her Aunt Bee (yes, after THAT Aunt Bee that took such good care of the Sheriff and Opie in the Andy Griffith show).

She was born in 1924 and is a Singer Model 66 with filigree decals.  She's a converted treadle:
Decal on her bed
She has so many parts, all original, including her 1924 Manual!
Includes a hemmer and ruffler and her original oil can!
I have been spending time on YouTube looking into how to clean and oil her and change her belt if need be.  There’s lots of info out there and many Vintage Sewing Machine groups that all have helpful info.  I’m going to have a great time with her in 2013!

In 2012, December has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!  Plenty of time left to go Christmas shopping


Edward said...

December 2012 had 5 Mondays, not 5 Fridays.
In any case the 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays happens whenever December starts on a Friday, and much more often than once every 823 years.
The last occurrence was in 2006 and the next is in 2017.

The Quilting Elf said...

Oops. There's my lesson for "don't believe everything you read on the Internet". Thanks for the clarification.