Meet my grandmother’s Singer Athena 2000:
first brought into the house.
She is a beauty, isn’t she? I intended to bring her home with me a long time ago, as my grandmother, June, passed 6 years ago and my brother has been living in her house, but as I have only moved out of my apartment into my home with my fiance for a only a few years, this was the first opportunity to bring her home.
Of course, I discovered the original bill of sale, December 20th, 1976:
Complete with her immaculate cursive handwriting at the bottom, in case she needed to remember the exact name of the machine.
And, surely, Grandma June kept the manual!:
again, there’s a greyhound. also, i’m wearing my ancient aliens shirt. duh.
Finally got brave enough to turn it on. Plug it in, flip the power switch, and…
it’s got a little light blub. oh, and we found at least 15 extra bulbs. ya know, just in case. i don’t even want to tell you how many sewing needles we found…
it even does…puppy stitches…so, puppies…
IT LIVES!! IT SEWS!!!!
So this morning I get to clean her up (sans cocktail) and get it somewhat positioned in the room. I can’t wait to take it for it’s first spin, but there’s a lot of noodling around I need to do first. For now, she’s all tidied up at put away: