Thursday, December 06, 2007

I Dig Ebay



I have a new passion, it is called Ebay and I am in deep trouble! I am so addicted! I found this sewing machine on Ebay and I had to buy it, it was only $15 and it is a 1891 machine. That is right, it was made in 1891 and is a hand crank machine. Here it is, although those are not my pretty hands. How could I, being a dedicated quilter at heart, not buy this machine? Maybe I will start a collection of old machines. Now that is a killer idea!

This is a picture of the bobbin. Well, technically it was not called a bobbin back then, it is a shuttle. Very cool huh? The picture above is of my neighbor Debbie and I winding the bobbin. On a sewing machine today that takes about 40 seconds. Well, this one took me about 40 minutes! Oh well, I am learning and it sure looks cool! I hate to admit that I haven't actually sewn with it yet. I am a little intimidated by its oldness and simplicity and I am not even sure if I can thread it correctly. I will wait until Debbie comes over again and she can show me.

By the way, Ebay has great deals on Leapster game cartridges, but don't bid on the same ones I do!!

11 comments:

Epperson Family said...

I love old sewing machines! My Granny's old machine still makes the best button holes. Rachel, ya done good!

Epperson Family said...

Me again, just noticed the crazy enrichment night picture. Gotta love it! at least with Amanda's leg up there I don't look quite so large. LOL!

Mom said...

I love your old sewing machine, its looks awesome and fun,,,,i too love ebay,, its easy to get addicted.

Tori said...

That is way cool!! I would be worried to sew with it! You are amazing! Are you sure we are related? We are soooo different!!

mom said...

Different,,,,,, yet soooooo alike.

Amanda lee said...

Alright Rachel, lets talk about that new picture you have up!!! NOT A NICE VIEW!!! Infact, I have never seen that view of me until now and thank you to you I am visiable to the whole world. BTW-cool machine. It would scare me too. I want you to make a ginourmous (sp?) quilt for me by x-mas with it...good luck:) NOT NICE VIEW!

rachel said...

Yes Tori, mom and dad assured me that we ARE in fact sisters. Yeah!!!

Amanda, you are so darn cute, but tell me if you want me to remove it.

mom said...

Rachel and Tori, Your dad said we adopted both of you, but they brought ya back.

Mom Again said...

Justttttttt kidding!

Krista said...

I got addicted to e-bay a couple of years ago when I tried to win a bowling shirt for Rob as a gag gift. When you don't win the bid you just keep on going.
I think you should take this sewing machine to antique roadshow and see how much it is really worth!

Tori said...

Ha ha ha mom!! For the first few years I heard that I didn't get it--then I did and it kinda hurt my feelings ( I was like 9) the thought of you guys giving me away, then the thought of whoever took me gave me back! Geez, that can scar a child! But we were both too dang cute to give up!!!

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