Sunday, March 22, 2015

A New Project Revisited

A while back I wrote about a new project, that was not a sewing project, I was undertaking. You can read about it here.
Well that particular car deal fell through. I sort of thought it would because of the person that had that particular car for "sale". A friend of a friend thing. 'Nuff said.
I didn't give up hope on getting a car for me and the other day friends and I were going on a road trip to tour a facility and on the way-------we saw---------sitting on the side of the road------------THIS!!!!

Needless to say, I had to stop and check it out. Got the number on the sign and came home later in the day and made the call. The guy called me back the next day and DH and I went to check it out. The gentleman selling was really a sweetheart. He was more interested that the car was going to a good home than getting some FANTASTICALLY high price. We settled on a price that was agreeable to both parties (and believe me, he came down on the price pretty good). We went and trailered it home today. As I write this she is buttoned up in the garage nice and warm. I have promised I would take it back by when I have it done. Also, will give him progress reports as restoration goes along.                
Here are more pics.
One of the things I forgot to mention in my last post is, I got DH to go antiquing with me a while back and this is what he bought for me.
What I have found out about it is that it is an old German machine (no name can be found on it, or markings), that is from the late 1800/early 1900's. It did have a shuttle and bobbin, and cranks freely. I just have to clean her up a little.
Isn't life grand?
Now, if I can just get caught up on client quilts and have some time for my stuff. Oh well, guess you can't have everything, or life wouldn't be interesting----no?
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

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