Today I got some fun stuff in the mail.
AQS sent me my ribbon.
I am sure the wrinkles will hang out.
I also got yet another vintage sewing machine. This one is a Singer 206D. Made at the Singer factory in Wittenberge, Prussia After 1939 sewing machine production was limited when most of the factory was allocated to military production during the Second World War.
At the end of the war Wittenberge found itself in the Eastern section of Germany under Russian control and the machinery had been removed from the Wittenberge factory and taken to Russia as war reparations.
Between 1904 and 1943 a total of approx. 6.5 million Singer sewing machines were produced by the Wittenberge factory. Besides various industrial models, the factory produced 15D, 201D and 206D domestic models.
Serial number records are gone so it is hard to date the machine but s far as I can find they were made between 1934 and 1943.
It is Singers first go at a zig zag machine ….or as they were called at the time swing needle.
It is super heavy
The motor busted off in shipping which is a bummer but I think I should be able to replace it or repair it …..I’ll try it in the treadle but it is an odd machine in that it needs to be tipped back to change the bobbin so it would be a bit of a pain to have to take the belt off every time.
the oiling points are marked oel
I need to adjust the stitch width/needle position lever
It has a darning plate to cover the feed dogs and some extra feet
It is a fun machine……and I look forward to sewing on it.
I got a lot more done on my green star quilt
I went crazy so I had to order another spool of thread.
I am nearly done with the rose applique top
I got a backing for it and washed it a few times to make it as soft and shrunk as the top
Hand quilting can start soon.
It has been raining but I made a quick visit to the garden……the Trillium I planted in the fall are coming up
and the Allium
and bleeding heart
then the rain picked up so I had to stop….but lots more growing.
Teddy stayed inside
He hates to get wet