My husband spied a 1958 electric Singer sewing machine in the back of a flea market in Columbia Mississippi. He thought it was amazingly cool....I thought it would just be a hunk of cool junk to take up precious space in my home.
Byron cleaned it up and oiled it....and unbelievably it works charmingly! No actually wonderfully! I'm in love with it now. I broke two machines previously trying to hem Byron's jeans....this machine went straight through three layers of jean material without even hesitating! I am so impressed....It looks really cool as well. This machine is 54 years old and has been stored Lord knows where and it still works....I'm working on my third modern machine in the past 10 years!
You may remember me posting about this 1920's apron pattern from Amy Barickman's book "Vintage Notions".
This is by far my favorite way to store thread. It is so convenient to look in and easily see what thread you need. I use a little tape to secure the thread to the top of the spool if it doesn't have one of those cool tops that pop up a little to wrap and secure the thread under.
Recent harvest! I've had to pick the tomatoes green to keep the bugs from hauling them off!