But last night Ken, Henrietta and I went to an auction. Evelyn and Tom were best friends to Ken's parents. Tom passed years ago and Evelyn this winter. Ken was looking for a memento and Henrietta and I always enjoy an auction. It was cold, rainy, and windy. We dressed warm and I took my umbrella.
First Ken and I picked out which "memento" he would bid on. Here's what he bought---
3 enamelware pans. I love the yellow ones--they are harder to find. I think they cost $15.00. But, I had my eye on another item and I was NOT going to be outbid. Meet "Evelyn"--
A Singer 301!! Evelyn sewed on this 301 many years. Taught her daughter how to sew on it. When I found her in the garage (out of the rain) I had my heart set on her. I kept a close eye on her--a set screw was loose and I didn't want anyone to accidentally damage her or the cabinet. She has all her attachments, all the buttonhole keys etc. She's in one of those offset cabinets--no left front leg so she's very comfortable to sit at. A knee control--I like a knee control. Best of all was the price. Five Dollars!
I have lots of sewing machines but didn't have a 301. She sounds great and sews a fine stitch. I've oiled her and wiped her down, given her a new needle. Ahhhh! I've moved Becca the 201 out for a rest and plan to sew this weekend with Evelyn.
I wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day!