|What memories this brings to mind!|
I really do think it is exactly like the one I first learned to sew on in Ruth Sproat's class and in 4-H starting in the early 60's. I would say it is well over 50 years old and will bear further investigation when I can get it inside! Grandma Powell used it for years and one of our sons took it up to Noblesville to Arbuckle's Appliance Repairs and had it overhauled about a year ago so I am grateful to know it still runs like a top!
On a personal note I am sure hardly anyone reading this can imagine that as a member of my local 4-H club I walked on a gravel road between 4-5 miles each way, sometimes twice a day in the hot summer sun to attend the various 4-H meetings I needed to attend! Back in those days there was no air conditioning much less a cell phone and everyone didn't have a car. I fact I never had a bicycle! Can you imagine anyone even feeling safe enough to do that now?
Even though I now have three sewing machine I am tickled to have this old girl to add to the line up!
I was also fortunate as she gave me a large oval lap quilting hoop. I have a round one and am again tickled to add this to my vast array of sewing treasures!
|Some of the vintage aprons.|