I had great intentions of getting my tree decorated today. I got the tree set up and the lights are on but I didn’t get the decorations on it yet.
I decided to use a smaller tree this year….this one is 7 feet but I have really high ceilings so I put it up on a table.
A Singer sewing machine is the reason I didn’t get more decorating done. A Singer 31-15 arrived today. I know it was in really bad shape but it got even worse in delivery. The balance wheel/hand wheel broke in delivery.
It was made as an industrial machine so it is heavy (55 pounds) and huge! There is 10.5 inches between the needle and the column, by comparison my favorite Singer 15 is 7 1/2 inches ….when I get it cleaned up and functioning it will be great for quilting….all that space in the harp will be a real luxury.
So I spent some time working on getting the first layers of rust and gunk off of it.
I have a lot of cleaning to do yet but I have ordered the parts I need to fix it up. It will be a while before they arrive but I am excited about it. Now that I have the machine I can work on getting a top made for a treadle base to fit it. It will need a much larger opening than a standard Singer machine. I’ll take a picture soon of a full sized Singer 15 next to this one so you can see how large it is.
Teddy is really not that impressed with it….but he is always ready to pose.
Next time pictures of the finished tree 🙂