Oh, how I love those old Singer sewing machines! I had taken my favorite 301 machine to use to sew with Nicole. The Singer that I took for her, mainly because it does zig zag and a few other decorative stitches, wasn’t her favorite and she fell in love with my 301 so I left it with her. Nicole’s dad can build anything and builds gorgeous cabinets (he builds and remodels houses for a living) so I left my one 301 carrying case with her to see if her dad could duplicate it.
Leaving my machine with her meant that I had no machine waiting to be used when I got home! There are plenty of machines here but once the old Singers sit up for a while, especially in the winter, the old grease gets cold and they are sluggish. This morning I got out two 301 machines, cleaned them, dug out lots of old grease, cleaned them up with WD-40, oiled them all again and they work like a charm.
I set one of them up in the same spot where I had the other one.
One is back in the cabinet and Boots has checked it out.
Then I got out an old Singer 404 that I’ve never used much. I cleaned it up and will sew on it this afternoon.
Boots is ready for me to sit and sew . . and pet the cat! 🙂