When Miss Moll Doll was home a couple of weeks ago, we took a little trip to the town that houses my very favorite thrift shop which I speak about often on here. Just a peek inside I said, and Moll Doll, who is the queen of thrifting, said, "I'm in".
We don't NEED anything. I have two homes full of stuff. Why do I even take the chance that something I just might not be able to resist will be there? Like this!
I have been too busy with the new house to even think about playing around with this. I look forward to winter days in our new house sitting with a cup of nice hot tea and trying to figure this and the treadle out, along with all the attachments I got for the 603E. I look forward to sewing again, but feel it is a long way off. I would love to try making a coat with Gertie, but wonder if it is realistic with all I have to do to move this fall.
I watched the show "Hoarders" last night and thought,"Oh please don't ever let my sewing take over like that". I know I don't have a hoarding personality, I like getting rid of things that no longer serve me, but my sewing room is taking on an aspect of too much stuff and not enough room. Granted I live right now in a house that has zero storage. ZERO. And as we get ready to move into a new house with ZERO storage, my mind keeps whirling around with the idea of built-ins, built-ins, built-ins. Hubby IS a builder. He CAN build built-ins. But will he have the time. I am thinking of scratching sewing for awhile and learning cabinet-making, built-in making (just kidding). But darn I wish I could. Hubby has all the required equipment and it is just like sewing, just creating something different. Anyway, there I go again digressing.
I went to hubby's "shop" the other day. It is a somewhat magical place that smells like woodworking and sawdust and has stored in it much of the families 'I don't have room for this, but don't want to throw it away things'. I came around a corner and saw something that has been there for the 20 years or so but it was not a shape I recognized till recently. It is this shape.
It weights about 300 pounds and I have not had the energy to even take it out of my car for now. It is a Riccar which is a Japanese company. Riccar came to the U.S. in 1964 and I am guessing this is from sometime soon after. I guess that is the motor in the back? I don't know anything about this type of sewing machine.
It appears to be really well made and even has the "Good Housekeeping" seal of approval on it. Around another corner of "the shop" I found another sewing machine. A Bradford. It too weighs about 300 pounds and I could not drag it to my car along with the Riccar. I do want to learn more about this machine, but info on the web is scarce. Anyone out there know something about this machine?