Here comes the sun ... do do do do

The dogs and I throughly enjoyed the patches of sun that popped out today. Wow what a week! We survived with minimal damage, just lost some big ol limbs on a few of the California Pepper trees that rim our property.

The last storm was a cool one. The highs were in the 50's which is cool for us. The cats have been curling up with each other or finding other warm spots. Here's where I found Miles yesterday.Yes, my laptop is warm. No, you can't sleep there. I'm so mean sometimes!

Yesterday, DH's friend Craig stopped by. He's the guy that keeps his eyes open for old machines for me so we opened up a recent find to show him and I took some photos to share here. It's a 1922 Singer model 66 Red eye treadle in really nice shape. The table/drawers are very plain compared to most that I've seen. My local sewing machine/repair guru says it was probably a school model. Does anyone know more? It's in amazingly nice shape.... just needed a belt. I got one from same guru so hopefully I'll get to give it a test spin sometime soon.Back to the mongo custom quilt I'm quilting. It's 101 x 116". It's very simple open ruler work but I'm still ready for it to be done. Custom work is not my comfort zone. I'm a perfectionist so the inevitable little hick ups bug me. I know my aunt will love it though and I will have a weight off my shoulders when it's done. If I would just quit procrastinating..... LOL.


I belong to a group called "treadleon" that specializes in treadle and handcrank machines. Also try the ISMACS site--if you have the serial # (right hand side of machine--right below the stitch regulator on the bed) you can find out where/when your machine was made. I can tell you your machine is Singer model 66, in a 7 drawer treadle. Red eyes were made only in the US, the same model with Lotus decals were only made in England. No backstitch, so guessing I am thinking that machine was made in the 1920's--just a guess. If you need some help, drop me a line. I LOVE old machines!

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