Wednesday, 28 October 2015

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #334

I have something super exciting to share with you all today. Well, it is to me!

























When I was a little girl, my lovely Gran had a sewing machine just like this one. Sadly, when she passed away, in my mid twenties, my Granddad got rid of it, along with pretty much everything that belonged to her. I would have loved to have her machine, but this is the next best thing.

I've been keeping a look out for a while now. They come up on ebay fairly regularly, but it's a bit of a gamble when you can't try before you buy. I asked questions and not all sellers replied. I took that as a hint to avoid them! This one came from a sewing machine shop and has been fully serviced so I was happy to pay a little more for that peace of mind.

























I'm familiarising myself with the instruction manual, before I start experimenting later today. I can't wait!

Linking up with Julia and the deskers and looking forward to seeing some of you, in person, on Saturday. I'll be bringing Lemon Drizzle.

29 comments:

Helen said...

well that looks great! I'd love a machine, just for stitching on card and mixed media stuff, not making clothes or anything, but there isn't a space I could put one to be had round here... see you Saturday- looking forward to the cake!! Helen 3

butterfliecrafter said...

Great vintage sewing machine, have loads of fun with it.

debs14 said...

What a lucky find! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

sue jones said...

Enjoy playing with that. I have a machine arounfd here some where but dont really use it :( . Soojay 19

glitterandglue said...

Hello Fiona. have a great day playing with that machine - enjoy your find. Have a great time on Saturday, too. Sounds like it is going to be its usual fun-filled chaos...
Thanks for visiting already.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Great find Fiona! Shame you couldn't have your grandma's machine - it would have added sentimental value. Still, you can think of her every time you use this machine! Enjoy your play and make something awesome! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22

Sian said...

How wonderful! "Health to wear" as we say round here, usually about a new piece of jewellery..maybe this should be "health to make things to wear"?

Louise H said...

I love stitching on layouts etc. I have no talent on a sewing machine myself but have been tempted to buy a cheap one to give it a go. I'm so clumsy I'd probably sew my fingers down!
How wonderful that you got a machine which triggers such lovely memories x

Annie said...

What a fun machine....there really is nothing like the old machines is there?
Have a great time on Sat....alas I can't join you as I will be at Phoebe's 7th birthday party and being entertained by a magician....what fun :-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 9

Diana Taylor said...

There's nothing like a good old fashioned machine is there - my mum's just keeps going and going! It looks like you've got yourself a good one there, I hope you have many hours of fun using it. Thanks for the visit just now, hope you have a great week,
Diana #25

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Awww, how lovely to find that machine! You'll enjoy using that for your projects because of all the memories :-) Well done for reading the manual first too, lol...of course I do that when faced with new equipment....cough....
Looking forward to Saturday very much! I must go sort out that fusible fleece while I think of it :-)
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

alexa said...

Oh my, aren't Berninas the Rolls Royce of the sewing world? Delighted your persistence has paid off, and you'll be able to do all kinds of marvelous things on it. I saw a mixed media arts teacher sew cheerfully through flannel and card without a hitch. Exciting!

Susanne said...

How fun. I hope you find it easy to use.

Lisca Meijer said...

You lucky girl! Bernina's are very good machines and even old ones, when they have been serviced, should give you years of pleasure. Better keep that address of the sewing machine shop as they are golddust nowadays.
You are going to have have much fun!
Have a fun week playing with your new 'toy'.
Lisca

Neet said...

Lovely machine, no wonder you are super excited. Hope you have many happy hours of using it.
Hugs Neet 17 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, what a fantastic find. Patience clearly paid off there. I must admit, me and my sewing machine are barely on nodding terms,lol. I still have to get the manual out to thread it, so you can tell how often it gets used. Looking forward to Saturday, see you then, have a great week, hugs, Shaz.xxx

Cheri said...

How FUN! You were wise to avoid the non-responsive eBay sellers - glad you finally found your machine and enjoy it!

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh that is wonderful! I think that's the brand all the PBS sewing shows use too. Your story makes me even more thankful that my father-in-law gave me my mother-in-law's very old Singer sewing machine in the cabinet. It does need a little servicing, but I want to use for simple stitching, it's so special. And I want my daughter to have it someday. Have fun with your toy. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #39

jill said...

I'll look forward to seeing what you make with you new sewing machine. Happy woyww Jill #45

Christine said...

LEMON DRIZZLE!!!!! Oh! yes! I remember that!
Sorry I won't be there to share but enjoy!
Take care
Christine
Bishopsmate #49

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Fiona,

Yay! Congratulations on finding a machine that reminds you of your grandmother. My mom had a turquoise-looking Morse sewing machine. I loved that machine. I'm sure it was sold in a yard sale at some point.

Thank you for visiting me already!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (40)

Hettie said...

Aww Good for you. That looks to be in good condition and from a shop...you should be fine!!
Looking forward to Saturday. Still not sure what to take with me though!!
BTW you cannot see the crapalaunch to the left of my desk!! I just pushed everything out of the way!
Hettie 23

Cardarian said...

Oh lovely! I am happy for you! I got a sewing machine at the beginning of this year and then bought another in the summer! I am totally into it! I hope you enjoy it too! See you at the crop! Thank you for commenting on my blog!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Linda said...

oooo! Nice machine! Looking forward to seeing more of your makes. Good thinking getting it from a shop - it's all serviced and should run nicely. My Mum has a really old Bernina, and when we took into the shop to be serviced, the shopkeeper commented on how reliable it is, and she should not change it!

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

What a lucky find! I wish you lots of fun with it!

Greetings, Sofie #44
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

Jo said...

It's a shame that your granddad got rid of all of your gran's things. That looks like a lovely machine, I can't wait to see what you make on it x

Kelly said...

What a pleasant memory of your grandma. And you got a book with the machine. That alone was probably worth paying a bit more for. Creative Blessings with your new toy. Kelly #41

Sandra said...

I'm so glad you managed to get your dream machine

Gail said...

Oh do have fun with it! I think some of the older machines are so much better than the new ones that seem to break as soon as you look at them. I have a friend who has her mother's machine and nice new one - which one does she use the most? - Her mother's. The new one only gets used when she needs/wants some special thing it has.